Campaign Roundup: Is Christine Quinn trying to force Stringer out of the mayoral race?


City & State

2013 Mayoral Race Top city and state Republicans [are setting up](http://nyp.st/J3IgaJ) 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](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/quinn_elbows_stringer_IWjlJu6yh9N61HkZoiVgsJ) force Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer to drop out of the mayor's race. NYC mayors [have come](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304356604577340393073906730.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories) from Manhattan for nearly 40 years, something a couple candidates are hoping to change. Brooklyn The special election in Brooklyn [to replace](http://nyp.st/I3hrXg) former Sen. Carl Kruger is costing $1 million, 25 percent more than anticipated. Could Simcha Felder end [up running](http://gestetnerupdates.com/2012/04/21/exclusive-republican-leader-skelos-to-back-democrat-felder-in-super-jewish-district/) with both Republican and Democratic support? Queens The NY-6 race [features a slew](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/20/more-ballot-challenges-than-you-can-shake-a-stick-at-in-queens/) of ballot challenges. James Sanders [registered a campaign](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/20/james-sanders-takes-formal-step-for-state-senate-run/) committee for his run against Shirley Huntley. Manhattan The Times looks at Harlem's [racial shift](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/nyregion/black-politicians-fear-loss-of-prized-pulpit-in-harlem.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2&ref=nyregion) and the effect on political power there. Adriano Espaillat is [starting to](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/espaillat-racking-up-endorsements/) rack up endorsements in his congressional race. One of them came from Sen. Gustavo Rivera, [who is himself](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/04/5744613/gustavo-rivera-backs-challenger-charlie-rangel-then-gets-challenger?politics-bucket-headline) getting a challenge. Elsewhere There's a likely Democratic primary [to replace](http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Party-leaders-make-Assembly-pick-but-it-s-not-3499925.php) Rep. Jack McEneny. To read more from City & State[ click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com).