Bill Thompson’s million-dollar filing, Simcha Felder’s new chair

Briefing: Thompson. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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2013

Bill Thompson raised $1 million, about twice as much as John Liu over the same period, though he hasn't said how much he's spent. [Celeste Katz]

Liu spent 66 percent of the money he raised. [Jill Colvin]

"Bill Thompson's campaign for mayor is showing some life." [Carl Campanile]

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Joe Lhota is running. [David Seifman]

Lhota "very much needs" real estate and construction trades in his corner for a mayoral run. [Chris Smith]

Sal Albanese can't get the Times' attention, and doesn't want to talk about supporting Republican Marty Golden over Vinnie Gentile in 2002. [Colin Campbell]

Albanese said he'd hire more cops. [Will Bredderman]

Albany

Cuomo's new gun deal expands the definition of assault weapons, grandfathers in those that already exists, and creates a statewide registry of those kinds of guns. [Jimmy Vielkind]

One of the top Republican state senators said new, stricter gun laws are "inevitable" in Albany. [Ken Lovett]

Simcha Felder, a Democrat who is caucusing with Republicans, will chair the newly created subcommittee on New York City education. [Liz Benjamin]

Headline: "More Cigarette Taxes Equals More Cigarette Smuggling" [Dan McLaughlin]

Washington

Chris Christie doesn't like a "The Boss" headline below his cover picture on Time. [Chris O'Shea]