Campaign Roundup, April 10, 2012

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2013 Mayoral Race

With Anthony Weiner out, Bill de Blasio is trying to position himself as the inside the Beltway candidate.

John Liu penned a pro-pension op-ed in USA Today.

Scott Stringer jousted with Mayor Bloomberg over solar energy.

Manhattan

Vince Morgan is dropping his congressional bid and endorsing Adriano Espaillat.

Charlie Rangel makes his first public appearance in months this morning.

Brooklyn

Lincoln Restler has a challenger for district leader.

Queens

Rory Lancman had strong words about the new contender in the NY-6 race, Jeffrey Gottlieb.

Dan Halloran blasted Gottlieb’s entry into the race.

Michael Reich doesn’t believe Lancman’s assertion that a Jewish candidate was recruited into the race.

Gottlieb could have problems getting around his current position at the Board of Elections.

U.S. Senate

Bob Turner is headed on an upstate swing.

State Senate

Sen. Mark Grisanti has two challengers – so far.

Elsewhere

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari is retiring.

A challenger to Rep. Nan Hayworth raised $320,000 and is now moving into her congressional district.

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