Campaign Roundup, April 13, 2012
2013 Mayoral Race The communications director for Bill de Blasio, who has fought Citizens United, [left to work](http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/de-blasios-communications-director-leaves/?ref=nyregion) for a Super PAC. Tom Allon [landed some](http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-hebrew-named-outsider-bidding-to-become-new-yorks-fifth-jewish-mayor/) positive coverage in the Israeli press. Manhattan The [Mirram Group is](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/big_boost_for_rangel_rival_vOUbpmMZCsR1qlnmAYXiTL) backing Adriano Espaillat. Brooklyn Newly hired Ed Towns operative Hank Sheinkopf [won't say if](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/04/5681343/ed-towns-hires-hank-sheinkopf-again-possible-re-election-campaign?politics-bucket-headline) his client is running for re-election. The possible [scenarios if](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/congressional-switcheroo-possibilities-end-april-20th/) Towns or Charlie Rangel don't seek re-election. Hakeem Jeffries [raised](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/hakeem-jeffries-pulls-in-237000/) $237,000. Queens The Queens Chronicle [writes a critical](http://www.qchron.com/opinion/editorial/dirty-tricks-trump-democracy/article_8f610669-4320-56f0-b559-0e70c7557f5a.html) editorial of Jeff Gottlieb's entry into NY-6. Rory Lancman [criticized Grace](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/rory-lancman-on-his-nay-tier-vi-vote-my-light-doesnt-flicker/) Meng's stance on Tier VI, as did a prominent union leader. Meng's spokesman [fired back](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/grace-meng-campaign-fires-back-over-tier-vi/) quite strongly. Staten Island Mark Murphy [criticized Michael Grimm](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/mark-murphy-lambasts-michael-grimms-vision-for-tax-fairness/) for his comments about the tax code. U.S. Senate George Maragos [came out with](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/first-maragos-ad-highlights-business-experience/) a radio spot. Elsewhere George Pataki [created a](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304444604577340270527504862.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories) Super PAC focused on New York congressional races. To learn more visit City & State at [www.cityandstateny.com](http://www.cityandstateny.com).
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