Azi Paybarah

Rangel's financial advantage, adjusted for the primary:

Of Rangel’s $271,000 haul this filing period, $58,900 of it can only be used in the November general

Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.

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Gianaris makes a Cuomo pledge, calls Klein’s ‘bipartisan’ Senate vision ‘a cruel hoax’

Michael Gianaris, who led Democrats' efforts to reclaim the State Senate, said he would not seek to undo any of the accomplishments made by fellow Democrat, Governor Andrew Cuomo, if Democrats somehow succeeded in gaining control.

Nov. 28, 2012

 
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Stringer predicts the next mayor will be a) Democratic and b) not John Liu

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has one prediction for the 2013 mayor's race: The next mayor will not be John Liu, the scandal-adjacent city comptroller who is expected to run for mayor, and who Stringer wants to replace.

Nov. 28, 2012

 
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Video: Cuomo’s comparison of Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

During a recent trip upstate yesterday, Ken Lovett noticed that Governor Andrew Cuomo did not repeat his claim that Hurricane Sandy was more "impactful" than Hurricane Katrina, economical speaking.

Here's a clip rom Cuomo's press conference on Monday where he made the argument.

Nov. 28, 2012

 
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Jeff Klein’s argument for preserving a Republican-led State Senate

State Senator Jeff Klein has spoken.

Nov. 28, 2012

 
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Sources: Dan Garodnick is dropping out of the comptroller race

Councilman Dan Garodnick will announce tomorrow he is dropping out of the city comptroller's race and seeking reelection to his East Side district, according to two sources who spoke with the two-term Democrat.

Nov. 27, 2012

 
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The political ramp-up of Chelsea Clinton, continued

Washington

Chelsea Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a Dec. 10 breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York. [ABNY]

Nov. 27, 2012

 
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Rating New York City’s ‘mind boggling’ school ratings

"Most parents will have a really mind-boggling time trying to figure this out," and, "It's taken reporters years to understand this."

Nov. 27, 2012

 
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Cuomo anti-tax vow survives the storm

Republican officials across the country are at the moment rationalizing their escape from a Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge they willingly signed, and which was apparently binding on them right up until their party got blown out in this year's election.

Nov. 27, 2012

 
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New York and the pursuit of federal aid

Washington

What Rep. Peter King stepping down from the Homeland Security Committee means for New York. (audio) [Morning Edition]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the lobbying effort among New York officials for federal aid is "unified." [Colby Hamilton]

Nov. 26, 2012

 
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For federal aid, Andrew Cuomo would travel to Washington

After a meeting with members of New York's congressional delegation today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would travel to Washington and personally lobby House Republican Speaker John Boehner, if it would help advance the state's $42-billion request for federal aid.

Nov. 26, 2012