John Catsimatidis prepares to launch, Dante’s Hair catches on

Catsimatidis. (Drum Major Institute via flickr)
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2013

John Catsimatidis will launch his campaign at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, in front of City Hall. [@AziPaybarah]

Adolfo Carrion's chances of running for mayor are growing dim. [Chris Bragg]

George McDonald is the only Republican mayoral candidate at the Conservative Party's conference in Albany. [@ChrisBragg1]

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Joe Lhota: "I don't buy into the political punditry that believes that New Yorkers vote based on party lines." [Jill Colvin]

Headline: "De Blasio's Announcement is Upstaged by Son's Hair" [Andy Newman]

New on Twitter: @DantesHair

City Hall / City Council

Bloomberg's "ass" comment did not go unnoticed. [Colin Campbell]

Albany

Bloomberg said Cuomo's plan to borrow against future pension savings was "bad policy." [Nick Reisman]

Opponents of fracking sent letters and DVDs to the top 500 Cuomo donors. [Casey Seiler]

A radio ad in support of casinos, which still needs legislative approval. [Ken Lovett]

A video of Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, former governor David Paterson and State Senator John DeFrancisco, singing. [Liz Benjamin]

At a budget hearing, Assembly Education Chairwoman Cathy Nolan was yelling. [Casey Seiler]

Nolan is a union tool, said one columnist / editor. [Fred Dicker]

Washington

Eight senators, led by Chuck Schumer, unveiled their bipartisan principles for immigration reform. [Julia Preston]

Washington should do what New York did on guns, said the Brady Campaign. [Colin Campbell]

Caption Contest: Beyonce, Jay-Z and Chuck Schumer. [via Guest of a Guest]