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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Rangel: Thompson supporters will hold a ‘strategy meeting’ tonight

Rep. Charlie Rangel said he'll attend a "strategy meeting" with Bill Thompson supporters this evening, to consider options for the second-place candidate.

Sep. 12, 2013

 
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Decision time: As de Blasio rallies, Thompson retreats behind closed doors

A spokesman for Bill Thompson said the second-place finisher in Tuesday's primary has no public events today, and is spending the day attending private meetings.

Sep. 12, 2013

 
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In Colorado, the N.R.A. notches two more wins over Bloomberg

After his preferred candidate went down to a humbling defeat in the city's Democratic primary last night, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost two more races two time zones to the west.

Sep. 11, 2013

 
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Ken Thompson makes history against Joe Hynes

For the first time in decades, Brooklyn will have a new district attorney.

Ken Thompson, a former federal prosecutor and private attorney with a penchant for high profile cases, defeated longtime incumbent Charles "Joe" Hynes on Tuesday night, after a bitter campaign that often devolved into personal attacks.

Sep. 11, 2013

 
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Lhota beats Catsimatidis, and calls for ‘unity’ against ‘class warfare’

Joe Lhota won the Republican nomination for New York City mayor on Tuesday night, in a relatively easy victory over billionaire John Catsimatidis.

Sep. 11, 2013

 
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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