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:


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


Grimm, Gibson come in last on a Club for Growth list

The conservative Club for Growth released its annual scorecard on Monday morning, and New York Republicans didn't fare so well.

Feb. 24, 2014


Schumer recuses from Comcast-Time Warner deal

The senator's brother was a lead attorney on the deal

Feb. 17, 2014


Gillibrand endorses Kathleen Rice for McCarthy’s seat

Senator endorses Nassau County district attorney Kathleen Rice to succeed retiring congresswoman

Feb. 12, 2014


NY Republicans split on debt ceiling bill

Four of the state's six Republicans back Boehner, while two hold tight with House majority

Feb. 12, 2014