Campaign Roundup: Despite Fundraising Scandal, John Liu Bags $600k for Mayoral Run


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2013 Mayoral Race Anthony Weiner's wife is [reportedly urging](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/weiner_expose_self_G7B3dNjt1KC8rBNRFuPhGL) him to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors that he's [considering a run](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/re_erection_campaign_Gppuedd8V87J5NCUQGHRoO) for mayor or public advocate. John Liu raised $600K [despite his](http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/john-liu-shakes-scandal-haul-600g-article-1.1114448) fundraising scandal. Tom Allon [himself raised](http://politicker.com/2012/07/tom-allon-reports-250k-raised-so-far/) $250K. Christine Quinn is [already focused on ](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6201048/christine-quinn-gets-jump-fund-raising-after-2013-primary)fundraising for a possible general election. Queens One of the contenders for Assemblywoman Grace Meng's seat [runs prostitution ads](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/publisher_pol_cashes_in_on_hooker_ibwqzOgV7DGFKdtENoZluI) in his Korean-language newspaper. The state GOP [infused cash](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/a-state-gop-cash-infusion-for-ulrich/) into Councilman Eric Ulrich's Senate bid. State Senate Democratic State Sen. Jeff Klein is [surprisingly running](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/bronx-gop-klein-bury-the-hatchet/) with the support of the Bronx GOP. Dean Skelos [now has a](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/skelos-2-1m-in-bank-raises-485k/) war chest of more than $2 million. Suffolk County GOP State Sen. Owen Johnson [suddenly decided](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/report-owen-johnson-to-retire/) to retire. David Valesky [surprisingly has](http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/07/gop_gives_former_target_david.html) no GOP challenger. To read more campaign coverage from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)


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