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A Day with Gale Brewer, in the Council and on the Trail

After three terms representing the Upper West Side on the New York City Council, Gale Brewer is running for Manhattan Borough President this fall. Brewer says she is running not out of political ambition but because her four decades of experience in city government make her the race’s most qualified candidate. But the candidate must balance the demands of the campaign with her City Council duties, especially as the council prepares to vote on whether to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a pair of laws that would limit the police department’s use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic.