Weekend Roundup: Cuomo’s Reach; Halloran’s Plan; Rick Takes Louisiana

141802303 Weekend Roundup: Cuomos Reach; Hallorans Plan; Rick Takes Louisiana

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Nothing gets done in New York without Governor Cuomo’s say.

What is he hiding?

He appointed Peter Rivera to the Department of Labor.

(Rivera’s Chief of Staff Danny Figueroa will face Ruben Diaz Sr. ally Luis Sepulveda in the Democratic primary for the seat.)

Jack McEneny, who vigorously worked to ensure the rest of Albany will be reelected, may not run himself.

Grace Meng hired her team.

The Queens GOP endorsed Dan Halloran.

He said he was encouraged by the Storobin/Fidler election.

Gatemouth discussed gay marriage’s role in the vote.

Lew Fidler is confident.

The New York Post cheered the same election.

And compared John Liu’s donations to those given to other Asian-American politicians.

An Adriano Espaillat vs. Charlie Rangel race might not help Bill Thompson.

A Brooklyn young Republican defended Bob Turner from the press.

Michael Grimm endorsed Joe Borrelli for the Assembly.

The Daily News blasted Dean Skelos for ignoring New York City in his budget.

But cheered President Obama’s words on Trayvon Martin.

There were more arrests at another Occupy Wall Street rally.

They protested police tactics.

The officers involved in the Sean Bell shooting were forced out of the department.

A cop who blew the whistle on crime statistics was punished.

Crain’s latest “40 Under 40″ contains multiple political operatives.

On the presidential race:

Rick Santorum easily won Louisiana yesterday.

Not very many delegates were handed out in the Bayou State.

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are struggling for electoral relevance.

The next big contest is Wisconsin on April 3rd.

Santorum’s Catholic faith is pulling in evangelical Protestant votes.