Campaign Roundup, April 13, 2012

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics.

2013 Mayoral Race

The communications director for Bill de Blasio, who has fought Citizens United, left to work for a Super PAC.

Tom Allon landed some positive coverage in the Israeli press.


The Mirram Group is backing Adriano Espaillat.


Newly hired Ed Towns operative Hank Sheinkopf won’t say if his client is running for re-election.

The possible scenarios if Towns or Charlie Rangel don’t seek re-election.

Hakeem Jeffries raised $237,000.


The Queens Chronicle writes a critical editorial of Jeff Gottlieb’s entry into NY-6.

Rory Lancman criticized Grace Meng’s stance on Tier VI, as did a prominent union leader.

Meng’s spokesman fired back quite strongly.

Staten Island

Mark Murphy criticized Michael Grimm for his comments about the tax code.

U.S. Senate

George Maragos came out with a radio spot.


George Pataki created a Super PAC focused on New York congressional races.

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