Cynthia Darrison

Shelly The Survivor

Political skills, not iron fist, seen keeping speaker in power after scandal.

05/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Tuesday seemed like any other day for Sheldon Silver as he went about his business in Albany, announcing the Assembly’s passage of the DREAM Act, to increase access to college financial aid for immigrant students.

Silver: A political mastermind who keeps his conference members happy.

Alliances Begin To Form In Mayoral Race

Candidates reaching out for Jewish support as campaign builds momentum; potential Weiner bid is an x-factor.

05/08/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has Jewish friends in Borough Park and Manhattan. Christine Quinn is likely to find some backing from chasidim who respect her positions on crime and her support for nonprofit groups and city services.

The five Democrats and three Republicans running for Mayor.
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