Campaign Roundup: NYC Council to Hold Hearing on Problems with Rangel-Espaillat Race
Manhattan The NYC Council [will hold an](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/nyregion/city-council-to-hold-hearing-on-ballot-counting-process.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion) oversight hearing on problems in the Rangel-Espaillat race. The straight owner of a gay bar is [running for](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/07/6190873/straight-owner-gay-bar-challenges-tom-duanes-chosen-successor-left) Sen. Tom Duane's seat ? typically thought to be a "gay" seat. Bronx Gustavo Rivera [slammed the](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/rivera-slams-tavarezs-family-values/) socially conservative positions of his opponent, Manny Tavarez. Public Advocate Noah Gotbaum [elaborated on](../noah-gotbaum-mulls-public-advocate-run/) his plans to possibly run for the office. Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries' congressional campaign has [raised more](http://politicker.com/2012/07/hakeem-jeffries-has-raised-over-1-2m-total/) than $1.2 million. Elsewhere Another candidate [has jumped](http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/More-tussle-in-Senate-contest-3703660.php) in the GOP primary against Republican State Sen. Roy McDonald. Steve Saland's primary challenger [has struggled](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/dicarlo-loans-himself-2k-has-12k/) to fundraise. Greg Ball's [opponent has](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/ball-opponent-justin-wagner-raises-210k/) $210K. Nan Hayworth's first TV ad [contained a](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/hayworth-ad-takes-a-not-so-subtle-swipe-at-maloney/) not-so-subtle swipe at Sean Patrick Maloney. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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