Campaign Roundtables

2013 roundtable
December 2013

Campaign Roundtable:

The Race for Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller 2013

Strategy, tactics, opportunity and chance: Campaign leaders, pollsters, communications specialists, journalists and others joined the Center for New York City Affairs on December 4th to debrief on the early plans, unforeseen twists and last minute sprints that led up to New York City's 2013 primary and general elections. Every four years, we organize these sessions to hear the first-hand, behind-the-scenes stories direct from the campaign teams, observers and analysts.This year, we explored the mayoral, comptroller and public advocate races, guided by moderators Errol Louis, Jeff Smith and Azi Paybarah.

A publication featuring a timeline of important events from both races is forthcoming. Send an email to CenterNYC@NewSchool.edu to request a copy. In the meantime, watch videos from each of the three sessions and read more information about the roundtable and participants on our public policy events blog.

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2010 ROUNDTABLE TRANSCRIPT
December 2010

Campaign Roundtable:

The Race for Governor and Attorney General 2010

This is the edited transcript from our Campaign Roundtable "The Race for Governor and Attorney General," held on December 1, 2010. The Center convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters, journalists and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2010 races for Governor and Attorney General.

The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the 2010 races for Governor and Attorney General in New York. This publication also features a timeline of important events from both races.

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2009 Campaign Roundtable
december 2009

The Race for Mayor & Comptroller:
Campaign Roundtable 2009

This is the edited transcript from our Campaign Roundtable "The Race for Mayor & Comptroller," held on December 8, 2009. The Center convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters, journalists and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2009 races for mayor and comptroller.

In the News: Bloomberg, Liu, Thompson Staffers Dish on Campaign, Gotham Gazette, December 8, 2009

The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the 2009 races for mayor and comptroller of New York City. This publication also features a timeline of important events from both races.

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November 2006

The Race for Governor & Attorney General:
Campaign Roundtable 2006

Edited by Sarah Tobias

On Wednesday, November 29, 2006, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and the Center for New York City Affairs held an invitation-only post-election roundtable on The New School campus to discuss the two most important statewide races of 2006. The event brought together top strategists and staff from each of the Democratic and Republican campaigns, as well as prominent journalists, civic leaders, academics, political observers and others to learn what took place behind the scenes during this year's elections. This edited transcript offers excerpts from the event.

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May 2005

The Race for Mayor:
Campaign Roundtable 2005

Edited by Mia Lipsit

This is the edited transcript from our mayoral campaign roundtable held on November 29, 2005. Milano convened a group of campaign managers, staffers, advisers, pollsters and consultants to engage in a moderated discussion analyzing the experience and lessons of the 2005 mayoral campaign. The invitation-only session was an opportunity for journalists, civic leaders, academics and executives from foundations and key city organizations to learn from insiders what took place behind the scenes during the mayoral race. This publication also features essays on the mayoral race by Robert Hardt Jr. of NY1 News and Errol Louis of the New York Daily News.

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About This Project

The Center for New York City Affairs is dedicated to advancing innovative public policies that strengthen neighborhoods, support families and reduce urban poverty. Our tools include rigorous analysis; skillful journalistic research; candid public dialogue with stakeholders, and strategic planning with government officials, nonprofit practitioners and community residents. Our Campaign Roundtables are in in-depth discussions with top strategists and campaign staff, as well as prominent journalists, civic leaders, academics, political observers and others, to dissect, learn about and better understand what happens during the race for office. The discussions are a chance to learn what campaign insiders were thinking when they made strategic choices (both good and bad), as well as to learn more generally about the state of electoral politics in New York City and State.