Reid Pillifant

Sharpton talks Obama, de Blasio in profile:

Reverend says president realized he's not so 'crazy'

Bio: Reid Pillifant is a political editor and reporter for Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]

Latest Articles:


Gillibrand raises for ‘crucial’ Hochul race

Senator raises for Cuomo's lieutenant governor pick

Jul. 26, 2014


Publisher pushes back Cuomo book, plans 200K first run

HarperCollins announces new date, cover for Cuomo book

Jul. 10, 2014


Four NY Republicans named ‘Young Guns’

Candidates named to top tier of Republican recruitment program

Jul. 8, 2014


Bloomberg celebrates ‘bipartisan’ Cochran win

Former mayor gives $500,000 to push back Tea Party in Mississippi

Jun. 25, 2014


Zeldin defeats Demos on Long Island

State senator beats back a well-funded challenge

Jun. 24, 2014


Israel hopes for post-Cantor lurch in G.O.P. primaries

Democrats are hoping that Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise loss in Virginia this week will push New York Republicans further to the right, in congressional districts with contested G.O.P. primaries.

Jun. 12, 2014


Pete King: Cantor’s loss is bad for New York

Long Island congressman says '100 percent conservative' was also a pragmatist

Jun. 11, 2014


Crowley backs Pelosi on Benghazi appointments

Rep. Joe Crowley cheered a decision from House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to appoint five Democratic members to the select committee charged with investigating the killings in Benghazi, Libya.

May. 21, 2014


Wendy Long ‘heartbroken’ by D’Souza plea

Former U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long issued a statement today, in response to a guilty plea from her friend and former campaign donor, Dinesh D'Souza, in federal court.

May. 20, 2014


Cantor knocks de Blasio, praises Cuomo on charters

House majority leader cheers the governor for standing up to de Blasio

May. 9, 2014