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On last night’s “Inside City Hall”, the lead pollster for the Obama campaign, Joel Benenson, discussed the 2012 race for the White House.
Watch a clip of the interview above.
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INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
John Eligon looks at how upstate State Sen. Roy McDonald has lost some support in his home district because he supports gay marriage.
Ann Farmer reports: “Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark, Democrat of Queens, and State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Democrat of Brooklyn, have sponsored a bill to keep the possession of condoms from being used in criminal court as evidence of prostitution. The bill was first introduced in 1999 and has been re-introduced every year since, but has consistently died in committee. This year, its backers express optimism.”
New York Post
Sally Goldenberg reports: “Beleaguered city Comptroller John Liu hinted last night he might abandon a run for mayor following the arrest of his campaign treasurer in the mushrooming straw-donor fund-raising scandal. “All options are on the table. We’re moving forward,” Liu said in a vague response to questions about his future before hosting a Black History Month event at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.”
Erik Kriss notes: “Call it Mike’s pension sweetener.
Mayor Bloomberg hinted yesterday that state legislators who support cutting pension benefits for future government workers could benefit from his deep pockets.”
Kriss also writes: “Assembly Democrats want to send Queens Republican Rep. Bob Turner home from Congress — by eliminating his seat.
The Democrats were expected to submit a proposed congressional reapportionment plan to the courts that essentially eliminates the Queens-Brooklyn district of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner. The GOP’s proposal, also submitted yesterday, would largely preserve the old Weiner district — won by Republican Turner in a September 2011 special election — and instead merge the district of Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens) into that of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Nassau).”
New York Daily News
Blau & Moore report: “The 25-year-old campaign treasurer ensnared in the federal probe that has imperiled the political career of city Controller John Liu was not hung out to dry, the embattled fiscal watchdog insisted Wednesday.”
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