Bloomberg lobbies Washington, while his successors lobby business

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Briefing: de Blasio, Quinn, Thompson and Liu. (Buck Ennis via crains)
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Washington

Rep. Jerry Nadler's resolution vowing to help rebuild New York after Hurricane Sandy. [Celeste Katz]

Bloomberg lobbied Washington lawmakers today for Hurricane Sandy relief funds, but getting the money is a daunting task. [Rebecca Berg]

Mitt Romney will have lunch with President Obama at the White House tomorrow. [White House]

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"Nobody liked Romney except voters," writes one of his top strategists. [Stuart Stevens]

Albany

Jeff Klein said he wants "a Democratic Leader, an Independence Democratic Conference leader and a Republican Leader" all controlling the state senate. [Liz Benjamin]

More on Klein's idea of a coalition government. [Joseph Spector]

Cuomo said what's "most important" is "how do you support my policies" rather than the political posturing of who controls the state senate. [Nick Reisman]

"Outright Republican control of the Senate would prevent the spectacle of both parties bidding for the support of the independent Democrats." [New York Observer]

My failed attempt to drag Klein's policy agenda into the world of social media. [@EricSoufer]

"The Marty Golden" sandwich. [BrooklynNews]

2013 / City Hall

John Liu called for ending all subsidies for businesses. [Andrew Hawkins]

More on the business community's apprehensions about 2013. [Colin Campbell]

Tweets from the mayoral forum today. [#CNYbFuture]

Dan Garodnick dropping out of the comptroller race and endorsing Scott Stringer is "Tammany-style" bullying, said Hank Sheinkopf, a consultant with prospective comptroller candidate Domenic Recchia. [Chris Bragg]

Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the redistricting process has been "a pretty independent one" but it would be "absurd" if Council members didn't provide input. [Aaron Short]

For Hispanic mayoral candidates, lessons from Herman Badillo and Fernando Ferrer. [Ed Morales]

And here's footage of "the runaway zebra of Staten Island." [Andy Newman]