Campaign Roundup: Gloria Steinem Pressures Quinn on Paid Sick Leave Bill


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2013 Mayoral Race Gloria Steinem [is pressuring](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/nyregion/steinem-pressures-quinn-on-council-vote-on-sick-leave-bill.html?smid=tw-nytmetro&seid=auto) Christine Quinn on the paid sick leave bill. Bill de Blasio [took in heavy](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6226799/de-blasio-friend-taxi-industry-gets-his-due?top-featured-1) donations from the taxi industry, which he has supported. And Quinn took in quite a bit [from a developer](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6222839/living-wage-exempted-developer-donates-more-money-quinn-campaign) that was exempted from the living wage bill. Manhattan Voting machines in the Espaillat/Rangel primary [didn't count](http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/daily-news-finds-voting-machines-primary-charlie-rangel-adriano-espaillat-count-hundreds-votes-article-1.1116562#ixzz20xtHbLol) hundreds of votes. The WFP [is backing](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/07/working-families-party-backs-adriano-espaillat) Adriano Espaillat's Senate bid ? after first backing Rangel over Espaillat in their congressional race. Brooklyn An anti-Vito Lopez faction of the Satmar community held [a victory party](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6225955/plotting-vito-lopezs-downfall-velazquez-event-satmar-williamsburg) for Nydia Velazquez. Andrew Goundardes has $155K on hand [for his challenge](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/gounardes-197k-raised-155k-in-bank/) to Marty Golden. Staten Island Michael Grimm [was cleared of](http://politicker.com/2012/07/republicans-and-democrats-spar-over-michael-grimms-ethics/) charges by the House Office of Congressional Ethics. State Senate Mark Grisanti is [already spending](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/grisanti-spending-big-on-re-election-already/) big on his re-election bid. Elsewhere The NYC Board of Elections [will change its](http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/elections-board-approves-new-process-for-reporting-vote-totals/?ref=nyregion) flawed vote-counting procedure. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)





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