8:33 am Apr. 10, 2012
Tara Palmeri uses Bill de Blasio's upcoming fund-raiser at Harold Ickes' Washington home to try to gage who the Clintons may support for mayor next year.
The calculus here is complicated.
Since Anthony Weiner's implosion, the support of the Clintons, and their vast network of donors and operatives, has been a key prize for the mayoral candidates. But the Clintons have a history of splitting their loyalties.
Former President Bill Clinton has a track record of supporting the Democratic nominee for mayor while maintaining conspicuously friendly relations with Michael Bloomberg. De Blasio, obviously, has strong ties to the Clintons, having managed Hillary's Senate campaign here. But Christine Quinn has a good deal of support in Clinton world as well.
De Blasio's fund-raiser at Harold Ickes' house bolsters the claim he's the Clintons' preferred mayoral candidate, but Quinn has strong support too. [Tara Palmeri]
Liu's campaign spent more money on legal bills than it raised in contributions so far this year. [Carl Campanile]
"He had some issues but he's very popular in the community," Rangel advisor Bill Lynch said of Moises Perez, whom the campaign just hired. [Carl Campanile]
A Times columnist says his two teens sons were never stopped by cops. Eight Manhattan community college students, including the son of a detective, were stopped 92 times. [Michael Powell]
Accepting a teacher-evaluation deal where scores can be viewed by some parents but not the general public is "among the most inane" to pass through Albany and would cost Cuomo his "pro-kid claim." [New York Post]
Preventing teachers from sharing the information is what is delaying the legislation. [Fred Dicker]
Bloomberg wants the teacher evaluation "data out there." [Anna Phillips]
One daily newspaper editorial page urges state lawmakers have to increase penalties for committing a crime with an illegal gun. [New York Post]
Another daily newspaper editorial page urges congress to "Grow a spine" and require "background checks on all gun sales". [Daily News]
The Republican state legislator sponsoring the Stand Your Ground bill in New York declines to talk about it, but hasn't withdrawn it. [Bill Hammond]