Campaign Roundup: Quinn Marries, Allon Hopes to Bring Back Liberal Party
2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn [tied the knot](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/dan-halloran-to-undergo-brain-surgery-to-remove-benign-tumor-still-running-for). Tom Allon [says the main](http://www.thepereznotes.com/2012/05/tom-allon-on-perez-notes_20.html) goal of his candidacy is bringing back the Liberal Party. State Senate Senate Minority Leader John Sampson likely [won't be voted](http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/senate-minority-leader-john-sampson-reign-coming-article-1.1081664) back as majority leader if the Senate Democrats take back the majority. The race for Suzi Oppenheimer's seat [is getting](http://www.lohud.com/article/20120520/COLUMNIST08/305200049/Phil-Reisman-Nice-guys-get-nasty-early-state-Senate-race?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CWestchester%20County,%20New%20York&nclick_check=1) nasty, even though it's comprised of a bunch of "nice guys." Mark Grisanti is [already out](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/grisantis-2nd-tv-ad-ub2020-jobs-jobs-jobs/) with is second TV ad. And he's [sending out](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/grisanti-mails-soft-toned-bio-to-new-voters/) mailers. State Sen. Tim Kennedy [won't be getting](http://www.buffalonews.com/city/politics/article865123.ece) the Conservative line after voting for gay marriage. Eight senators are [being targeted](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/campaign-finance-reform-advocates-target-8-senators/) by campaign finance reform backers. Manhattan The Post [profiled](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/espaillat_congress_run_my_american_pLrpOPDW1PlflLi2jGkQWM) State Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Charlie Rangel [strong-armed](http://m.nypost.com/p/news/local/rangel_threat_to_ally_CO9w7SIIpw4hJNp8pinUnL?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local) State Sen. Bill Perkins for his endorsement. El Barrio [is backing](http://politicker.com/2012/05/18/el-barrio-comes-out-for-rangel-who-knocks-espaillat-over-superpac-support/) Rangel. Queens Dan Halloran [is undergoing](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/dan-halloran-to-undergo-brain-surgery-to-remove-benign-tumor-still-running-for) brain surgery on a benign tumor. Gatemouth [examines links](http://www.r8ny.com/blog/gatemouth/the_cardozo_high_connection.html) between Jeff Gottlieb and Robert Mittman. Claire Shulman [is robocalling](http://politicker.com/2012/05/18/claire-shulman-robos-for-meng/) for Grace Meng. Liz Crowley [got some](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5943546/union-leader-candidate-support-it-tool?politics-bucket-headline) coaching about stop and frisk from a union official. Elsewhere Maggie Brooks broke [with congressional](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/brooks-breaks-with-gop-leadership-on-violence-against-women-act/) GOP leadership on the Violence Against Women Act.
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