Campaign Roundup: Rangel & Espaillat Going to Court
Manhattan As Rep. Charlie Rangel's margin of victory narrows, he and Adriano Espaillat are going [to court today.](http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/jul/01/margin-victory-narrows-rangel-espaillat-race-sides-head-court/) A Dominic-American group is [demanding the](http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bid_for_feds_to_eye_rangel_vote_ZIDUaWHaJxaWoyueqqOeNK) Department of Justice monitor the vote-counting process. Marty Connor [is leading](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/nyregion/rangels-victory-margin-shrinks-in-new-vote-tally.html?_r=1) Espaillat's legal efforts. Brooklyn The [degree to which](http://orthodoxpundit.blogspot.com/2012/06/yossi-i-have-numbers.html) the two Satmar sects played a role in Nydia Velaquez's victory is in dispute. The faction that opposes Vito Lopez [claimed credit for](http://politicker.com/2012/06/anti-vito-satmar-faction-takes-victory-lap/) Velazquez's win. Hakeem Jeffries was [tapped for an](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/house-democratic-leaders-select-brooklyn-hakeem-jeffries-important-fund-raising-position-article-1.1106078) important Democratic Party fundraising position. Staten Island Mark Murphy is [touting an internal poll](http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/democrat_murphy_touts_internal.html) showing him down 15 points to Michael Grimm. State Senate David Carlucci's Republican [opponent won't get](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/07/long-kills-married-lesbians-bid-for-conservative-line) the Conservative line because she supports gay marriage. (And she happens to herself be a married lesbian.) Elsewhere Harry Giannoulis of the Parkside Group and Hank Sheinkopf got [into a bitter](http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/convicted-paterson-indira-noel-pal-rehired-article-1.1106080) email exchange. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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