Campaign Roundup: Rangel Congratulates Espaillat on "Ambitious" Run
Manhattan Guillermo Linares [is in for a](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/nyregion/adriano-espaillat-concedes-defeat-by-charles-rangel-will-drop-challenge.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion) Senate run against Adriano Espaillat, while Mark Levine appears to be dropping his candidacy. Charlie Rangel issued [a statement](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/07/charlie-rangel-congratulates-adriano-espaillat-on-ambitious-run-seeks-to-mend-) congratulating Espaillat. U.S. Senate Wendy Long challenged Kirsten Gillibrand [to a series](http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Green-Party-ready-for-primary-3694652.php) of five debates. 2013 Mayoral Race John Catsmatidis [doesn't think Christine](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/07/catsimatidis-dont-count-on-that-bloomberg-nod-christine/) Quinn is a lock to get Mayor Bloomberg's endorsement. Queens Jerry Iannece hired the Parkside Group [and picked up](http://politicker.com/2012/07/jerry-iannece-hires-parkside-picks-up-lius-backing/) John Liu's backing. Staten Island An Assembly candidate [is trying to](http://politicker.com/2012/07/candidate-attempts-to-drag-feminine-presence-seminar-into-his-own-race/) make hay of Marty Golden's "feminine presence" class. Elsewhere After getting ballot status in 2010, the Green Party is [having an easier](http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Green-Party-ready-for-primary-3694652.php) time than usual this year. Maggie Brooks's fundraising haul kept [her competitive](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/07/brooks-keeps-it-competitive/) with her opponent, Louise Slaughter. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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