It is one of the most asked questions in politics.
What do they do all day??
It is a question asked of council members and borough presidents and members of Congress. So little of what most politicians do is open to the press or the public, that it is fair to wonder what exactly those public officials are doing all day, every day, when the cameras are long gone. And it is a question of particular relevance in New York, where there are so many overlapping offices without clear charter mandates.
To find out to this question, The Observer submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to all four of the top candidates for mayor in 2013–Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, City Comptroller John Liu, and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Read More