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](http://nyp.st/HJdHYs) full-court press to convince Kelly to do so at a meeting on Staten Island early next month.











Kelly did [not deny](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/kelly-on-2013-fully-engaged-in-current-job/) that he was interested.











Scott Stringer [wants to bring](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/nyregion/stringer-seeks-to-restore-new-york-city-commuter-tax.html?ref=nyregion) back the suburban commuter tax.











State Senate











Senate Democrats [have reaped](http://nyp.st/IhWbN3) $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](http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/complaint_filed_against_new_yo.html) complaint against Tom Libous.











The redistricting [lawsuit may be](http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120416/NEWS01/304160043/louise-slaughter-maggie-brooks-campaign-contributions?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News) decided on Wednesday.











Brooklyn











Hakeem Jeffries [would like](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/16/hakeem-jeffries-would-like-ed-towns-endorsement/) the retiring Ed Towns' endorsement.











Towns insists he [would have](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/towns-i-would-have-won/) emerged victorious.











Charles Barron [is largely](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/16/charles-barron-largely-self-funding-campaign/) self-funding his campaign.











U.S. Senate











Marty Golden [endorsed](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/16/marty-golden-endorses-turner-as-his-democratic-opponent-pounces/) Bob Turner's campaign.











Elsewhere











A lot of money [is going into](http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120416/NEWS01/304160043/louise-slaughter-maggie-brooks-campaign-contributions?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News) the Maggie Brooks/Louise Slaughter race.











Things are [heating up in](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/maloney-and-becker-campaigns-at-odds-over-fundraising/) the primary to take on Rep. Nan Hayworth.











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