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2013 Mayoral Race A major developer who gave campaign contributions to Bill Thompson [also benefitted](http://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2012/05/16/thompsons-300-million-battery-park-city-bill/) greatly from Thompson's stint chairing the Battery Park City Authority. Thompson was the only one of the major mayoral candidates who was [not signed onto](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5919784/2013-democrats-one-exception-write-support-prevailing-wage-law?politics-bucket-headline) an op-ed backing the prevailing wage bill. U.S. Senate Mayor Ed Koch said that Bob Turner [incorrectly downplayed](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/koch-turner-embroidered-my-words-on-gillibrand/) Koch's support of Turner's rival, Kirsten Gillibrand. State Senate DSCC chairman Mike Gianaris said he [didn't encourage](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/gianaris-senate-dems-didnt-encourage-complaint-against-libous/) the JCOPE investigation into SRCC chairman Tom Libous. Manhattan Adriano Espaillat has [long held](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5890189/adriano-espaillat-who-was-bored-second-base-has-been-running-foreve?top-featured-image) higher political ambitions. Charlie Rangel's top adviser [is confident](http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/05/5920878/rangel-adviser-were-going-win-and-were-going-win-big?politics-bucket-headline) he'll win re-election. Queens The mysterious Robert Mittman [issued a](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/ny-6-hopeful-robert-mittman-im-for-real) campaign press release. Brooklyn DC 37 is reportedly [set to back](http://politicker.com/2012/05/15/sources-dc37-goes-with-barron/) Charles Barron. District Leader Lincoln Restler [faces a new](http://politicker.com/2012/05/16/the-battle-of-billyburg-a-battle-for-the-soul-of-brooklyn-democrats-and-a-job-with-little-real-power/) bruising battle this year against a Vito Lopez-backed candidate. Nydia Velazquez and Erik Martin Dilan both [made their](http://politicker.com/2012/05/15/velazquez-and-dilan-criticize-each-others-ability-to-deliver/) cases on Inside City Hall. The Fidler-Storobin race [appears headed](http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/a-27-vote-storobin-win-in-sd-27-recount) for a recount. Bronx Bob Kappstatter [appeared on](http://www.thepereznotes.com/2012/05/bob-kappstatter-on-perez-notes-part-1.html) the Perez Notes. Elsewhere NY State Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs [is resigning](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/nyregion/jay-jacobs-new-york-democratic-party-chairman-is-resigning.html?_r=2&smid=tw-share), clearing the way for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make his own pick. Lawmakers agreed [to move the](http://wxxinews.org/post/lawmakers-agree-change-primary-date-september-11th) state legislative primary date to Sept. 13. The Club for Growth [rated the](http://www.capitaltonight.com/2012/05/how-conservative-are-they/) conservative credentials of New York's Tea Party freshmen. To read more from City & State [click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com).





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