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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary

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2013 Mayoral Race Andrew Cuomo reportedly is open to endorsing Ray Kelly’s possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary. Malcolm Smith joked that he might throw his hat into the mayoral field. Brooklyn Who else may be eying a Brooklyn BP run, now that Carlo Scissura is out of [&hellip
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Diaz: Espaillat’s gay marriage support offensive to religious leaders

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State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says that Congressional candidate Adriano Espaillat is “slapping [religious leaders] in the face” with his full-throated support for same-sex marriage. In one of his “What You Should Know” missives to the press, Diaz Sr. cites Espaillat’s recent speech at a meeting of the Stonewall Democratic Club, in which he promised [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political “Winners and Losers” list

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Joe Lhota WINNERS Eric Adams — Okay, we admit it, this could really go to anyone left standing in the Brooklyn Borough President’s race, after heir apparent Carlo Scissura announced he was dropping out of the race to pursue a position as president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Other bandied about candidates include Sen. Kevin Parker [&hellip
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Lawmakers Back Felder in New ‘Super Jewish’ Senate District

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At an endorsement press conference yesterday in Boro Park, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind heaped praise upon Simcha Felder, the ex-councilman both lawmakers are backing in Brooklyn’s new “Super-Jewish” state Senate district. But definitive answers to the question of whom Felder, a Democrat, would ultimately caucus with in Albany remained elusive. Felder, who [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Poll shows New Yorkers would vote for Ray Kelly for mayor

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2013 Mayoral Race A poll commissioned by the Daily News shows that New Yorkers want Ray Kelly to run for mayor, but that it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. An account of Bill Thompson’s evening at an intriguing rooftop party in Williamsburg. State Senate A college professor will formally announce his Senate bid today against Tom [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Is Christine Quinn trying to force Stringer out of the mayoral race?

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2013 Mayoral Race Top city and state Republicans are setting up fundraising and paperwork for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to jump into the mayor’s race in 2013, without Kelly’s involvement. Council Speaker Christine Quinn is reportedly trying to force Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer to drop out of the mayor’s race. NYC mayors have come [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political “Winners & Losers”

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WINNERS Liz Benjamin – What a happy two-year anniversary present for Capital Tonight superblogger Liz Benjamin: a “dossier” of her “generally snarky” blog posts from the Cuomo administration, helpfully gift wrapped by Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith. Not that Benjamin needed evidence that she was getting under the governor’s skin; we’re sure she’s received more than a [&hellip
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A Generally Snarky Cover for the Book of Cuomo

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Last week, City & State asked their readers to send them some potential titles for Post columnist Fred Dicker’s forthcoming Cuomo biography. They got a bunch of good suggestions, some printable, some not. And after they narrowed down the list, they left it to the readers to choose a winner. And the readers choose! With [&hellip
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Heard Around Town, April 16, 2012

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* Assemblyman Rory Lancman is set to be endorsed by the Communications Workers of America at an event today where the NY-09 congressional candidate will also call for the adoption of the so-called “Buffet Rule,” the tax code change being promoted by the Obama administration. The CWA’s endorsement shouldn’t be too surprising. Lancman has already [&hellip
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