Campaign Roundup: Barack Obama Endorses Nydia Velazquez


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U.S. Senate A recap of the Republican debate [last night](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/06/gop-us-senate-debate-recap/). State Senate Some Senate Democrats [reportedly don't](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/06/senate-dems-say-they-wont-negotiate-with-idc) want to cut a deal to take back IDC members. Brooklyn The New York Post [strongly backed](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/jeffries_for_congress_5r8ktQY1SVP2Uyw72WGr2M) Hakeem Jeffries. Jeffries [got endorsements](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007537/liz-crowleys-middle-village-moment-voter-id?politics-bucket-headline) in Howard Beach. Barack Obama [endorsed](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007543/obama-endorses-nydia-velazquez?politics-bucket-headline) Nydia Velazquez. David Storobin [introduced a bill](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/06/storobin-bill-would-repeal-same-sex-marriage-law/) to repeal same-sex marriage. Queens Liz Crowley is to [the right](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007537/liz-crowleys-middle-village-moment-voter-id?politics-bucket-headline) of her opponents on voter ID laws. Manhattan Clyde Williams [doesn't mind](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/18/nyregion/for-clyde-williams-a-rangel-challenger-only-voters-opinions-matter.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion) being overshadowed in his congressional race. An Adriano Espaillat campaign [memo says](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007579/espaillat-campaign-memo-says-theres-utterly-no-enthusiasm-rangels-r) Charlie Rangel's campaign has no enthusiasm. Rangel [maintains a](http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/06/15/rangel-maintains-money-edge-in-primary-race/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_NY_NY_Blog) fundraising edge. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com/campaign-roundup-june-18/)





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