Charlie King will leave politics, and Donald Trump will not be vice president

Briefing: Cuomo and Albany reporters. (Nick Reisman via flickr)
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2012

Mayors from cities much larger than Newark haven't weighed in yet on Obama's strategy of criticizing Romney's record in the private equity market. [Matthew Yglesias]

Wendy Long* doubts Rudy Giuliani's endorsement means much outside New York City. [Bill Carey]

The executive director of the state Democratic party, Charlie King, is planning to leave after the convention for a job in the private sector. [Ken Lovett]

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Mitt Romney is trying to figure out a way to talk to Hispanic voters without saying "immigration." [McKay Coppins]

On the Donald Trump vice presidential story: "no". [Maggie Haberman]

NY-1

Rush Limbaugh likes George Demos in this race. [@Demos4Congress]

NY-06

"Mildly duked it out" [Melissa Chan]

Asked about his support for Jewish settlements, Rory Lancman said, "The issue is a fig leaf for the Palestinian leadership’s failure." [Shlomo Greenwald]

NY-11

Democrats hope a judge's ruling today ends Republican congresman Michael Grimm's push to appear on the Independence Party line. [Colin Campbell]

NY-13

"When I saw him, the congressman was not using a walker, as has been reported. He said he was in good health." [Roberto Perez]

Adam Clayton Powell IV: Rangel's "record is not perfect. Nobody's is." [Sam Levin]

Powell said ("for what it's worth") he'd run for the seat again. [Colin Campbell]

City Hall

NPR notices Bloomberg wants to use immigration policy as a way to stir the economy. [Eyder Peralta]

At a Jewish Heritage event last night, Bloomberg misspoke and said the 1967 Six-Day War happened in 1987. Apparently, he also was funnier last year. [Uriel Heilman]

Councilmembers Domenic Recchia and James Vacca suggested grading subway stations. [Celeste Katz]

A majority of Crain's online readers think the City Council is "anti-business." [Crains]

Judiciary

A New York judge was picked by the president to sit on the board of an organization that facilitates cooperation between state and federal courts. [Jon Campbell]

CORRECTION: It is of course Wendy Long, and very much not Mike Long, who doubts the power of a Giuliani endorsement.