Campaign Roundup: According to New Study, Christine Quinn Leads Mayoral Candidate Pack

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Quinn via City & State 2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn still leads the pack, according to just-released polling. Queens Jimmy Meng hired a high-priced lawyer to defend him. Bronx The Bronx Democratic Party will support Andy King in the race to replace Larry Seabrook. Manhattan Another candidate joined the race to replace Dan Garodnick. Elsewhere A Super PAC is targeting [&hellip
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Bob Turner Endorses Wendy Long for NY State Senate

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Wendy Long via City & State. Our Mike Bocamazo reports:  Rep. Bob Turner today endorsed Wendy Long, his former Republican primary opponent, in her U.S. Senate race against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, saying that he and Long “are ideologically compatible” and citing a need to “put the adults back in charge.” At the press conference for Turner’s endorsement today in midtown Manhattan, Long [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Malcolm Smith Spends Four Hours with NYC Republican Chairs

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Smith via City & State 2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith huddled for four hours at an expensive steakhouse with the New York City Republicans chairs. The chairs were surprisingly impressed by Smith. State Senate Justin Wagner’s campaign is accusing Greg Ball of “internet impersonation.” Roy McDonald’s primary opponent released a five-point plan to fix New York. Andrew Gounardes continues to [&hellip
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Former Mayor Ed Koch Endorses Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng

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Koch via City & State Our Mike Bocamazo reports:  Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch joined Democratic Assemblywoman Grace Meng in her campaign’s attack on her congressional opponent, Republican City Councilman Dan Halloran, over his past support of the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul, specifically targeting Paul’s position on Israel. Koch, who endorsed Meng this afternoon at City Hall, [&hellip
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George McDonald Eying a Republican Run for Mayor (Though He’s a Major Dem Donor)

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Via City & State When Doe Fund President George McDonald meets the GOP borough chairs on Thursday about a run for New York City mayor on the Republican line, he’ll have some explaining to do – including the more than $100,000 he has donated to Democratic candidates since 2001. Over $80,000 went to Andrew Cuomo, mostly for his gubernatorial bid, while [&hellip
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Sen. Espaillat Calls for “Major Overhaul of the Board of Elections”

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Espaillat. Via City & State. In the wake of a controversial congressional election, Manhattan State Sen. Adriano Espaillat said at a New York Council hearing yesterday that the city needed a “major overhaul of the Board of Elections” and the ending of “the participation of the political bosses, the hand-picking of the board”. Currently, board commissioners and staff are chosen [&hellip
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