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:


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


Schumer fears ‘dramatic and just dark’ campaign finance future

Senator sees ominous signs in Supreme Court decision

Apr. 2, 2014


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


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


Christie lawyer says Christie ‘played no role’

A team of lawyers hired by Chris Christie to look into the Bridgegate scandal, led by former Rudy Giuliani aide Randy Mastro, has released its report on the affair.

Mar. 27, 2014


Clinton stakes out her role in sanctioning Iran

Former secretary of state and New York senator cast herself as a formative figure in pressuring Iran to reconsider its nuclear program

Mar. 20, 2014


Cuomo hedges on mayoral control

Governor shrugs off pre-K celebrations, says it's about taxes and charters now

Mar. 14, 2014


Gillibrand hosts McConnell challenger in New York

Fund-raiser in New York City on Monday morning for Alison Lundergan Grimes

Mar. 11, 2014


Gillibrand fails to overcome filibuster

Fellow Democrats block Gillibrand's push to remove sexual assault from the chain of command

Mar. 6, 2014


De Blasio to join Rahm Emanuel at Chicago mayoral forum

Mayor Bill de Blasio will speak at a forum on "Leading American Cities" at the University of Chicago on Thursday, according to an event listing on the university's website.

Feb. 28, 2014