Campaign Roundup: Republicans Retain Stronghold of NY State Senate
State Senate Despite being out-registered 2 to 1, Republicans [retain a stronghold](http://nyti.ms/LmgLO2) in New York's state Senate and a hold onto a surprising number of congressional seats. U.S. Senate Honoring the memory of U.S. Sen. James Buckley has [become a feud](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/06/gop-boosts-buckley-long-pounces/) in the Republican primary. Manhattan More on Gov. Cuomo's [failure to attend](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007481/andrew-cuomo-wont-be-charlie-rangels-birthday-party) a Charlie Rangel fundraiser. Rangel [did an interview](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007460/two-weeks-primary-rangel-sits-down-sean-hannity?politics-bucket-headline) with Sean Hannity. Rangel said (falsely) that [no Latino](http://politicker.com/2012/06/rangel-no-latino-elected-officials-support-adriano-espaillat/) elected officials support Adriano Espaillat. Brooklyn Simcha [Felder denounced](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007463/charles-barrons-orthodox-jewish-former-odd-couple-colleague-says-he) (his one-time friend) Charles Barron's congressional bid. The Village Voice [profiled OWS](http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-06-13/news/George-Martinez-occupy-wall-street-candidate/) congressional candidate George Martinez, at length. The [head of the](http://politicker.com/2012/06/head-of-brooklyn-young-republicans-eyes-assembly-campaign/) Brooklyn GOP is eying an Assembly run. Queens Sheldon Silver says [he has a](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/06/silvers-special-bond-with-meng/) "special bond" with Grace Meng, but is not endorsing her. Liz Crowley got [a newspaper](http://politicker.com/2012/06/crowley-picks-nabs-a-newspaper-endorsement/) endorsement. Elsewhere The Buffalo News[ called on](http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/buffalo-news-editorials/article901331.ece) Chris Collins to take part in a GOP primary debate. During her first year in Congress, Rep. Kathy Hochul has [often taken](http://bit.ly/KiSmMD) stances and votes independent of her Democratic colleagues. To read more about City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)
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