Campaign Roundup: Quinn says she wasn't overacting by walking out of Living Wage press conference


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2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn insists she [didn't overreact](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/nyregion/quinn-quits-living-wage-rally-after-bloomberg-is-insulted.html?_r=2) by walking out of the living wage press conference yesterday. But Bill de Blasio [called Quinn out](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303916904577376523500838272.html?mod=googlenews_wsj) for her departure, saying that if she truly believed in the cause, she would have stayed. A rally in support of John Liu, the comptroller [essentially said](http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/city-controller-john-liu-strongest-indication-date-run-mayor-2013-ongoing-federal-probe-article-1.1070183) he would be running for mayor. Ray Kelly says he is "contemplating" [a run for](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/30/ray-kelly-contemplating-taking-a-shot-at-city-hall/) mayor. Manhattan Charlie Rangel says [ballot switcheroo](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/rangel-conspiracy-theory-on-early-retirement-is-flattering/) rumors about him are "flattering." Melissa Mark-Viverito and Inez Dickens, contenders to be the next Council speaker, both [showed up at](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5815462/going-all-way-liu-and-union-allies-muster-rally-2013?top-featured-2) the John Liu rally. Queens Joe Addabbo is [starting to](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/faced-with-ulrich-challenge-addabbo-starts-fundraising/) fundraise for his race against Eric Ulrich. Elsewhere There a number of [congressional rematches](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/nyregion/rematches-are-theme-of-many-house-races.html?ref=nyregion) this year, as New York Democrats see the 2010 Tea Party wave as a one-time fluke. Sean Patrick Maloney [is the state](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/04/state-dems-choose-sides-in-ny-18/) Democratic Party's pick to take on Nan Hayworth. George Demos' new ad [calls Republican](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/04/demos-now-altschulers-a-despicable-loser) primary opponent Randy Altschuler a "despicable" loser. To read more from City & State [click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com).





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