Campaign Roundup: April 17, 2012


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2013 Mayoral Race

Following a report that NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is open to running for New York City mayor, Republican leaders will make a full-court press to convince Kelly to do so at a meeting on Staten Island early next month.

Kelly did not deny that he was interested.

Scott Stringer wants to bring back the suburban commuter tax.

State Senate

Senate Democrats have reaped $85,000 in campaign contributions from the state teachers union since they skipped last month's vote to cut pension benefits for new teachers and other public employees.

A political rival filed an ethnics complaint against Tom Libous.

The redistricting lawsuit may be decided on Wednesday.

Brooklyn

Hakeem Jeffries would like the retiring Ed Towns' endorsement.

Towns insists he would have emerged victorious.

Charles Barron is largely self-funding his campaign.

U.S. Senate

Marty Golden endorsed Bob Turner's campaign.

Elsewhere

A lot of money is going into the Maggie Brooks/Louise Slaughter race.

Things are heating up in the primary to take on Rep. Nan Hayworth.

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