Quinn Rolls Out Support From Former Puerto Rican Governor

Former Puerto Rican Governor Calderón endorses Christine Quinn
Former Puerto Rican Governor Calderón endorses Christine Quinn.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn jetted across the city Monday to show off her newest endorsement in the mayor’s race: former Puerto Rican Governor Sila Maria Calderon.

Ms. Calderón, who said she traveled from San Juan to join Ms. Quinn on the blisteringly hot day, began the tour in the Bronx, where Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo boisterously announced the endorsement, and presence, of Ms. Calderón to a crowded room of primarily Hispanic seniors at the Andrew Jackson Senior Center.

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Charlie Rangel’s Campaign Account Sinks Into Debt

Charlie Rangel Resident Magazine Shoot
Charlie Rangel (Photo: Getty)

Octogenarian Congressman Charlie Rangel staved off a vigorous primary challenge from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat last year, but he has yet to gear up his operations for what could be another tough re-election fight. According to his latest filings, Mr. Rangel spent more than he raised and has negative $4,800 cash on hand and $36,000 in debts and obligations.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Condemns Bad Tweets

twitter Melissa Mark Viverito Condemns Bad TweetsHeidi Anne Wys, an adviser to Puerto Rico House Speaker Jenniffer González, has tweeted racist things about President Barack Obama over the course of the last month or two, and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is just not going to take it anymore.

“Wah! Wah! I feel like vomiting! Dinner with a guy borned in Kenya and claims he was borned in Hawaii!” Ms. Wys tweeted at the President offering contributors the chance of dining with him back in June, for example.

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Morning Read: Bloomberg Travels The Globe; Manhattan Will Be Gambling-Free Zone

Mayor Bloomberg is visiting Singapore and Vietnam next week to “deliver a lecture on urban sustainability and deliver awards on behalf of his philanthropic foundation.” He is technically remaining in control of the city during his Asian trip.

Manhattan won’t get a casino if the Legislature’s plan to open seven commercial gambling facilities goes through this year.

Governor Andrew Cuomo on this week’s night of dealmaking and pre-dawn votes in The New York Times: “I failed. I failed. … “My legislative proposals were asking for the moon.”

The Post scores Governor Cuomo had a night of “legislative wins.” “I think legislators heard the message, and I think at the end of the day, the legislators did the right thing.” Continue reading “Morning Read: Bloomberg Travels The Globe; Manhattan Will Be Gambling-Free Zone”