Campaign Roundup

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics.


Bill Thompson, courtesy of Wiki Commons.

2013 Mayoral Race

A major developer who gave campaign contributions to Bill Thompson also benefitted greatly from Thompson’s stint chairing the Battery Park City Authority.

Thompson was the only one of the major mayoral candidates who was not signed onto an op-ed backing the prevailing wage bill.

U.S. Senate

Mayor Ed Koch said that Bob Turner incorrectly downplayed Koch’s support of Turner’s rival, Kirsten Gillibrand.

State Senate

DSCC chairman Mike Gianaris said he didn’t encourage the JCOPE investigation into SRCC chairman Tom Libous.

Manhattan

Adriano Espaillat has long held higher political ambitions.

Charlie Rangel’s top adviser is confident he’ll win re-election.

Queens

The mysterious Robert Mittman issued a campaign press release.

Brooklyn

DC 37 is reportedly set to back Charles Barron.

District Leader Lincoln Restler faces a new bruising battle this year against a Vito Lopez-backed candidate.

Nydia Velazquez and Erik Martin Dilan both made their cases on Inside City Hall.

The Fidler-Storobin race appears headed for a recount.

Bronx

Bob Kappstatter appeared on the Perez Notes.

Elsewhere

NY State Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs is resigning, clearing the way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make his own pick.

Lawmakers agreed to move the state legislative primary date to Sept. 13.

The Club for Growth rated the conservative credentials of New York’s Tea Party freshmen.

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