City & State

2013 Mayoral Race Andrew Cuomo reportedly is [open to endorsing](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/neutral_dem_andy_could_back_goper_H2dROs9Z7j00xcsvMRjG6N) Ray Kelly's possible candidacy, but would wait to see the outcome of the Democratic primary. Malcolm Smith joked that [he might throw](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/04/malcolm-smith-in-the-middle-of-mayors-race) his hat into the mayoral field. Brooklyn Who else [may be eying](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/27/will-new-names-emerge-for-the-brooklyn-b-p-race/) a Brooklyn BP run, now that Carlo Scissura is out of the race? The David Storobin campaign staffer [accused of petition](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/27/court-drama-heats-up-in-fidler-storobin-race/) fraud will appear in court on Tuesday. Queens State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky said her [new district](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/stavisky-new-district-is-much-like-the-old-one/) is much like her old one. The Queens Chronicle slammed Grace Meng for her consultant's ties to [a newspaper](http://www.qchron.com/blogs/politics/why-did-meng-hire-someone-who-exploits-women/article_cf87dd4a-90b7-11e1-96d4-0019bb2963f4.html?TNNoMobile) that runs prostitution ads. Meng said in [an email](http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2012/04/meng-lies-about-her-relationship-with.html) that the consultant, Michael Nussbaum, has a very limited role in her campaign, though he's been described as Meng's main consultant. More labor endorsements were [rolled out](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/04/labor-unions-distribute-more-ny-6-endorsements) in NY-6. State Senate The Department of Justice gave initial [clearance](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/04/doj-pre-clears-ny-senate-redistricting-lines) to the Senate redistricting lines. To read more from City & State visit [www.cityandstateny.com. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)