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Clyde Williams Secures New York Times Endorsement

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Clyde Williams, one of a handful of Democratic candidates running in the Congressional district spanning northern Manhattan and the South Bronx, has been largely overlooked in the press with much of the attention going to longtime incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel and to another challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. But this weekend Williams, who used to [&hellip
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Gillibrand Opponent Wendy Long Has $81,000 More in Debt Than Cash

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Wendy_Long_Headshot-200x300 Republican U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long’s campaign appears to have some real financial troubles, with her new campaign finance filing showing her with only $112,000 in cash on hand, while holding $193,000 in debt. Long, one of the leading contenders for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, raised $104,000 between [&hellip
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This Week’s Political Winners & Losers

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This week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg rhymed when talking about “stop and frisk,” 2013 mayoral candidates dinged each other at the first mayoral roundtable, and campaign filings came in for June 26th Congressional primary elections. As we realized anew that cash rules everything around us, we whipped out our calculators to tabulate who, exactly, had won [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Three Repub. Senate Candidates Struggle to Get Attention

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U.S. Senate The three Republican candidates are struggling to get attention. 2013 Mayoral Race Greg David suggests that Christine Quinn hedge her bets by running on an independent line. Comptroller Dan Garodnick came out against stop-and-frisk. Manhattan Things got heated during an NY 1 debate between Charlie Rangel and Adriano Espaillat. Kirsten Gillibrand has $9.9 [&hellip
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Charles Rangel Thanks Cuomo for His Support, But He Might Not Actually Have It

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has endorsed Rangel for the 7th Congressional District. At a press conference this afternoon to accept an endorsement from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rep. Charlie Rangel thanked all of the public officials who had endorsed him, including one who has not. At least, not publicly. “I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg, the Governor and the other public officials who put their names [&hellip
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Kirsten Gillibrand Endorses “Trailblazing” Queens Senator

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is endorsing State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky in her re-election bid today, calling the longtime Queens senator a “trailblazer,” according to a Stavisky campaign release obtained by City and State. Stavisky has “consistently fought to protect women’s health and safety,” Gillibrand is quoted as saying in the release. “She has worked [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Republicans Retain Stronghold of NY State Senate

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State Senate Despite being out-registered 2 to 1, Republicans retain a stronghold in New York’s state Senate and a hold onto a surprising number of congressional seats. U.S. Senate Honoring the memory of U.S. Sen. James Buckley has become a feud in the Republican primary. Manhattan More on Gov. Cuomo’s failure to attend a Charlie [&hellip
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In First Forum, Mayoral Contendors Slam Bloombergs Minority and Women Business Policy

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The six 2013 New York City mayoral candidates appeared together on stage for the first time this afternoon at a forum sponsored by City & State — and were largely in agreement that the Bloomberg administration had failed in its efforts to provide more city contracting opportunities to women and minority-owned businesses. The forum was [&hellip
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Rep. Rangel Compares Ethics Violations to “Spitting on the Street”

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In an endorsement interview yesterday with the West Side Spirit (which is part of the same company as City & State), Manhattan Congressman Charlie Rangel gave an impassioned, 10-minute defense outlining the unfairness of the thirteen ethics charges that in 2010 led him to become first lawmaker censured since 1983. One particularly striking part of [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Wall Street Fears Charles Barron Congressional Win

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Brooklyn POLITICO looked at Ed Towns’ unexpected endorsement of Charles Barron. Wall Street and the city’s political class are fearful of a Barron win. Hakeem Jeffries and Barron debate foreign policy. Queens Rory Lancman is pounding the issue of protecting social security. Bronx/Manhattan Charlie Rangel skipped a debate in the Bronx, which Adriano Espaillat criticized. [&hellip
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