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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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

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

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

Jun. 11, 2014

 
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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

 
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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

 
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Cantor knocks de Blasio, praises Cuomo on charters

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

May. 9, 2014

 
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Grimm, decrying charges, cites his ‘bold, decisive leadership’

Rep. Michael Grimm responded to a 20-count federal indictment released hours earlier that accused him of tax fraud and perjury.

Apr. 28, 2014

 
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Grimm charged with tax evasion, perjury

Rep. Michael Grimm surrendered to federal authorities on Monday morning, shortly before prosecutors at the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn unsealed a 20-count indictment related to Grimm's ownership of a health foods store in Manhattan.

Apr. 28, 2014

 
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Schumer fears ‘dramatic and just dark’ campaign finance future

Senator sees ominous signs in Supreme Court decision

Apr. 2, 2014

 
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Skelos credits ‘tenacious’ partner Klein for pre-K funding

In his first public interview since legislative leaders reached a budget deal late Friday night, Dean Skelos went out of his way to praise Jeff Klein, his co-leader in the Senate, for a dramatic increase in pre-kindergarten funding.

Mar. 30, 2014

 
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Max Young to leave Schumer’s office

Max Young, the press secretary for Sen. Chuck Schumer, is leaving that post to work for a Rockefeller Foundation initiative.

Mar. 28, 2014