Campaign Roundup: Republican Halloran Shows Up at Dems Campaign Kickoff
State Senate The Senate GOP is using a TV ad [firm that has](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-senate-republicans-ad-firm-cozy-tea-party-article-1.1119824) deep Tea Party ties. Queens Republican Dan Halloran surprisingly [showed up at](http://politicker.com/2012/07/with-an-eye-on-the-asian-vote-john-messer-kicks-off-state-senate-bid/) Democratic Senate candidate John Messer's campaign kickoff. Brooklyn Runs for NYC Comptroller or Brooklyn DA [could be in](http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120720/INS/120719851) TLC Commissioner David Yassky's future. Elsewhere Erie County Democratic Party chairman Len Lenihan is [getting set to](http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/columns/bob-mccarthy/article957776.ece) retire again ? a year after initially saying he would. Here's [the official list](http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2012/07/the-september-ballot/) of candidates who are running in the September legislative primaries. To read more from City & State[ click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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