Campaign Roundup: Malcolm Smith Spends Four Hours with NYC Republican Chairs
2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith huddled for [four hours at](http://politicker.com/2012/08/steakhouse-stake-out-smith-huddles-with-gop-for-four-hours-plotting-2013-campaign/) an expensive steakhouse with the New York City Republicans chairs. The chairs [were surprisingly](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/malcolm-smiths-four-hour-gop-pitch) impressed by Smith. State Senate Justin Wagner's campaign [is accusing](http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2012/08/13/wagner-ball-race-gets-wacky/) Greg Ball of "internet impersonation." Roy McDonald's primary opponent [released a](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/08/the-marchione-plan/) five-point plan to fix New York. Andrew Gounardes [continues to](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/08/goldens-microstamping-walkout-comes-back-to-haunt-him/) hammer Marty Golden for dodging a vote on gun microstamping. Bronx Naomi Rivera's opponents [piled onto a](http://politicker.com/2012/08/naomi-riveras-opponents-pile-onto-secret-facebook-story/) Post story about her secret Facebook presence. Manhattan The curious [case of a](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/08/6431782/case-council-staffer-who-couldnt-vote-continued) Ydanis Rodriguez staffer who couldn't vote in the congressional primary. Elsewhere Chris Collins accused Kathy Hochul [of trying to](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/08/collins-raises-off-hochuls-medicare-cut/) cut Medicaid. Joe Carvin [launched his](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/08/joe-carvin-goes-up-with-first-radio-spot) first radio spot. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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