Reid Pillifant

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:


Catsimatidis to host Rubio

Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis will host Senator Marco Rubio of Florida for a reception on Tuesday, according to an invitation.

Jan. 8, 2015


After announcing retirement plan, Gibson votes against Boehner

New York congressman one of 25 Republicans to oppose speaker

Jan. 6, 2015


Gillibrand press shop adds New York veterans

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has added two New York veterans to her communications team.

Dec. 17, 2014


Schumer decides against Banking post

Senator cedes ranking member spot to Sherrod Brown

Dec. 12, 2014


Schumer and Gillibrand react to C.I.A. torture report

'Torture is morally disgraceful, it is wholly un-American'

Dec. 10, 2014


Gillibrand: Don’t let Rolling Stone story become an ‘excuse’

McCaskill decries 'bad journalism'

Dec. 9, 2014


House members call for federal investigation of Garner case

Members also question mayor's focus on body cameras

Dec. 3, 2014


Schumer and Gillibrand say thank you to Hagel

Senators who helped Hagel to confirmation thank him for his service

Nov. 24, 2014


Zeldin defeats Bishop on Long Island

Incumbent Democrat loses to Republican challenger

Nov. 4, 2014


Poll shows Grimm with 19-point lead over Recchia

With less than a week until voters go to the polls, Rep. Michael Grimm leads his Democratic challenger, former councilman Domenic Recchia, 53 percent to 34 percent, according to a new NY1-Capital New York-Siena College poll

Oct. 31, 2014