Roundup: Cuomo’s Health Exchange; Meng Gets HTC; Hyping Rosengate

ottwacity Roundup: Cuomos Health Exchange; Meng Gets HTC; Hyping Rosengate

Will NYC get a #FF from @OttawaCity?

Mayor Bloomberg has a #FollowFriday-themed bet with the Mayor of Ottowa.

Governor Cuomo ordered the creation of health exchanges.

Here’s a collection of reactions.

Grace Meng landed the Hotel Trades Council.

While Rory Lancman scored the bricklayers union.

The Queens Chronicle is suspicious of Jeff Gottlieb.

Ed Towns canceled on the AFL-CIO saying he had official business in Washington.

Yet Congress is currently in recess.

He staffed up with Hank Sheinkopf while refusing to confirm he’s even running.

Sheinkopf promptly went negative on Hakeem Jeffries.

And he thinks Nydia Velázquez will win reelection this year, but maybe not 2014.

George Maragos launched a radio ad.

Jeff Klein held a rather timely presser on increasing penalties for robbing pharmacies.

The Assembly scheduled minimum wage hearings.

Sean Patrick Maloney was endorsed by a Democratic committee.

Cuomo did approve some member items.

Christine Quinn told the tale of her grandmother’s escape from the Titanic.

Michael Bloomberg on his appearance in Curb Your Enthusiasm playing himself: “I hate being typecast, but hey, work’s work.”

On the presidential race:

Mitt Romney’s campaign kept pushing the Hilary Rosen comments.

He’s fundraising off them as well.

President Obama called the remarks “ill-advised.” 

The New York Times looked at Ann Romney’s resume.

For what it’s worth, Newt Gingrich shall visit Western New York.

Gingrich also blamed Fox News for his woes.

While Rick Santorum blamed his fundraising.