De Blasio poised, Lopez hacked, Gowanus Dolphin trapped

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Briefing: De Blasio. (William Alatriste via flickr)
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2013

Bill de Blasio, who is running for mayor, is about to announce that he's running for mayor. [Jill Colvin]

John Catsimatidis is expected to launch his mayoral campaign on Tuesday. [Andy Kroll]

A breakdown of Christine Quinn's campaign spending. [Jon Reznick]

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Quinn has risen in the polls while the rest of the field has remained relatively flat. [WNYC]

Quinn endorsed Andy Cohen for City Council, in the Bronx. [Facebook]

Bill Thompson said the city bungled its response to Hurricane Sandy "from day one." [Jill Colvin]

The mayoral candidates have "distinct bases for fundraising." [Beth Morrissey]

City Hall / City Council / Animal tragedies

Howard Wolfson and Harry Siegel debate Bloomberg's polling. [Twitter]

Everything you want to know about the Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal. [Ben Yakas]

Albany

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman spoke to WNYC about Mary Jo White's appointment to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, and what that says about Obama's approach to cracking down on financial crime. [The Takeaway

Assemblyman Vito Lopez said the leak about him not testifying must have come from JCOPE, and that he's still considering a run for City Council. [Chris Bragg]

Lopez's twitter account was hacked. [Hunter Walker]

Media

Times reporters Ashley Parker and Jeremy Peters are now covering Congress. [@ThomasKaplan]

OK, Cory Booker, we get it. [Dan Amira]