Christine Quinn

A Populist Just Kneecapped Eric Cantor. Should Hillary Be Worried?
June 11, 2014

A populist just kneecapped Eric Cantor over his Wall Street ties. Could the same thing happen to Hillary Clinton?

Did Christine Quinn Lose the New York Mayoral Race Because of Sexism?
September 15, 2013

Everyone in the magazine business understands that sometimes you sell articles or blog posts by making them sound sexier than they actually are. However, there are some things that one should probably shy away from.

After 20 Years of GOP Mayors, This Is What a Non-Bloomberg Looks Like
September 11, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio threw a raucous victory party Tuesday night as the numbers from the day came in and he appeared extremely close to winning 40 percent of the Democratic primary.

Why the New York City Democratic Primary Is So Hard to Predict
September 09, 2013

Here’s my rule of thumb: Data-driven electoral analysis gets harder and harder the farther you get from a two-party presidential election. There are fewer polls, and they’re less accurate. Partisanship becomes less powerful.

NYC Mayoral Frontrunner de Blasio Didn't Win the Final Debate
September 04, 2013

There were two major restrictions the five Democratic New York City mayoral candidates labored under in their third and final televised debate Tuesday night, held in advance of next Tuesday’s primary.

Howard Wolfson: “New York’s Future Is Not Inevitable”
Bloomberg’s spokesperson defends a 12-year legacy
August 29, 2013

Howard Wolfson was formerly a longtime Democratic communications strategist who has been described as the “chief architect” of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. (After Clinton conceded to Barack Obama, Wolfson briefly published a blog on

Not Like Mike
Bill de Blasio's surge is all about inequality
August 28, 2013

“We are convinced—we’ve been convinced for awhile—that we’re on a pathway to victory.” New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was speaking to a few dozen supporters on a warm late-July evening at a pizzeria in the Crown Heights neighborhood of

Why We Do, In Fact, Need To Pay Attention to Political Wives
August 19, 2013

Earlier this summer, my colleague Isaac Chotiner wrote an impassioned plea for political watchers to stop paying so much attention to political wives.

Predicting the New York Times’ Mayoral Endorsement
The Kremlinology behind the Gray Lady’s process
August 18, 2013

The 1976 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kirsten Gillibrand pitted feisty Upper West Side Congresswoman Bella Abzug against reserved former U.N.

High-Minded Christine Quinn Mocks Anthony Weiner
August 14, 2013

Last month, as the media obsessed over the Anthony Weiner "scandal," Christine Quinn, the (former?) mayoral race frontrunner, scolded Weiner for allowing his behavior to detract from real issues. As she said at the time,

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