Campaign Roundup: Bill Thompson Sides with Christine Quinn on Ban of Chick-Fil-A


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2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith says he'll [try to win](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/party_poops_on_malcolm_jLdN4VKU4pvHtjhsgyoqdI?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Local) over NYC's five Republican chairs, who expressed skepticism yesterday about Smith running for mayor as a Republican. Bill Thompson [is siding with](http://politicker.com/2012/08/thompson-sides-with-bloomberg-over-quinn-on-important-chick-fil-a-issue/) Christine Quinn on the need to ban Chick-Fil-A. U.S. Senate Wendy Long panned Kirsten Gillibrand's [efforts to reach](http://www.buffalonews.com/city/capital-connection/albany/article980205.ece) out to women. Manhattan 32 BJ is [now backing](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/08/6339479/after-rangel-challenge-32bj-returns-espaillat) Adriano Espaillat for Senate, after previously backing Charlie Rangel over Espaillat for Congress. Corey Johnson [rolled out a](http://politicker.com/2012/08/council-candidate-corey-johnson-rolls-out-list-of-700-endorsers/) list of 500 endorsements. Queens Shirley Huntley [did not get](http://politicker.com/2012/08/32bj-weighs-in-for-democrats-although-some-are-left-out/) the backing of 32 BJ in her race with James Sanders. Elsewhere 32 BJ is [so far](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/32bjseiu-endorses-for-state-senate-assembly) only backing Democrats. Nan Hayworth [merely voted](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/08/hayworth-present-on-d-c-abortion-ban-no-vote-from-hanna-higgins-towns/) "present" on a congressional abortion ban bill.


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