Jarrett Murphy, left, of City Limits, and Ben Max, right, of Gotham Gazette
September 11, 2017 - Max & Murphy with guest Gifford Miller, former Speaker of the City Council and mayoral candidate
The day before the 2017 New York City primary elections, we spoke with Gifford Miller, former City Council Speaker and 2005 Democratic candidate for Mayor. Miller was elected to the City Council at 26 years old and became Speaker at 32. He then ran for mayor and lost in a tough and crowded 2005 primary as Mayor Michael Bloomberg eventually won a second term. Miller soon left politics.
On the podcast, Miller discussed what it is like being a candidate in the finals weeks, days, and hours of a campaign, his career in politics, and closed it out with a little bit of his trademark singing. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
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Listen to the full conversation with Gifford Miller and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMax and @jarrettmurphy. You can hear the episode through the embedded audio below or download it wherever you get your podcasts.