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]capitalnewyork.com.

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‘In the name of progress’: De Blasio celebrates a big, tentative victory

Bill de Blasio celebrated a big victory in New York's Democratic primary on Tuesday night, even as polls showed he might still require a run-off to the secure the nomination.

Sep. 10, 2013

 
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Gillibrand backs a ‘credible diplomatic solution,’ as Schumer crafts a Syria resolution

With a diplomatic resolution suddenly in sight, both of New York's senators say they're open to an alternative that avoids military intervention in the Syrian civil war.

Sep. 10, 2013

 
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Weiner gets a jump on kicking national-TV ass for a living

On Monday, just before submitting himself to New York's primary voters, Anthony Weiner made four appearances on national television.

Sep. 10, 2013

 
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Asked about management skills, de Blasio says Clinton, Cuomo, Clinton

At a campaign stop in Carroll Gardens yesterday morning, Bill de Blasio said he still believes there will be a run-off in the Democratic primary, and that his "focal point" will be on winning the nomination.

Sep. 10, 2013

 
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A de Blasio endorsement, for metzitzah b’peh ‘without compromise’

At a rally in Williamsburg last night, Bill de Blasio received an endorsement from leaders in the Ahrony sect of the Satmar community, who cited his willingness to allow the unfettered practice of metzitzah b'peh, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish tradition in which a mohel sucks the blood from the wound of a circumcised penis.

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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On the ‘Today’ show, Weiner cuts off Huma questions and rules out a congressional run

In a live follow-up to his interview on "Meet the Press" yesterday, Anthony Weiner cut off a question about his wife, Huma Abedin, and said he doesn't foresee running for Congress in the future.

Sep. 9, 2013

 
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The end of Anthony Weiner’s comeback campaign looks a lot like the beginning

On Sunday morning, "Meet the Press" took a brief break from the situation in Syria for an exclusive interview with the candidate currently running in fourth place in New York's Democratic primary for mayor.

Sep. 8, 2013

 
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The de Blasios respond to Bloomberg’s ‘racist’ comment about their family campaign

At a campaign stop in central Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, Bill de Blasio said it was "very, very unfortunate and inappropriate" for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to refer to his campaign as "class-warfare and racist" in an interview with New York magazine.

Sep. 7, 2013

 
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Ken Thompson goes up on T.V., with his mother

Ken Thompson is up with the first television of his campaign to unseat longtime Brooklyn district attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes.

Sep. 6, 2013

 
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Spitzer and Stringer attack each other over ‘negativity’ and a new ad

Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller unveiled a new Spanish-language ad this morning that takes a direct shot at his opponent, Scott Stringer, for supporting the term limits extension that allowed Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for re-election in 2009.

Sep. 5, 2013