Campaign Roundup: April 18, 2012


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2013 Mayoral Race Three of the NYC mayoral candidates [spoke at an](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/04/5720268/bill-thompson-calls-halt-all-school-closings-new-york-city?politics-bucket-headline) educational panel. U.S. Senate Wendy Long has a [very high](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/wendy-long-feels-the-burn/) burn rate so far. Staten Island Mark Murphy is [staffing up](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/mark-murphy-ramps-up/). Opponent Michael Grimm [is having his](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/17/michael-grimm-may-lose-independence-party-line/) petitions challenged for the Independence Party line. Brooklyn The retiring Ed Towns [won't use his](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/17/ed-towns-wont-pull-a-switcheroo/) petitions to try and anoint a successor. State Senate Senate Democrats [are broke](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/senate-democrats-broke-upbeat-reclaiming-chamber-article-1.1063250) seven months before the battle to retake the chamber. Roy McDonald [picked up](http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/126308/rensco-committees-endorse-roy-mcdonald/) the endorsement of a Republican committee. Elsewhere Gatemouth looks [at the implications](http://www.r8ny.com/blog/gatemouth/why_petition_challenges_dont_bother_me_much.html_0) of various fringe congressional candidates. Assembly Democrats [are making a](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/assembly-dems-to-make-final-primary-date-change-push/) final push to move state legislative primaries to June. Rep. Louise Slaugher [says her](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/louise-slaughter-broken-leg-new-york_n_1432444.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+HP/Politics+%28Politics+on+The+Huffington+Post%29) broken leg is just fine. But the Buffalo News says Slaughter's injury and age (82) could [be real problems](http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article814886.ece) against Maggie Brooks. To read more from City & State [click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com).





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