Weekend Roundup: NYT Endorses; JCOPE’s Failure; Advantage Obama

messer attack Weekend Roundup: NYT Endorses; JCOPEs Failure; Advantage Obama

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The New York Times issued several contrarian endorsements, including Martine Guerrier to replace Hakeem Jeffries, Nily Rozic to replace Rory Lancman and Guillermo Linares over incumbent Adriano Espaillat.

Ofer Biton’s lawyer said his connections with Michael Grimm led to his arrest.

Toby Ann Stavisky has a brutal mailer of her own against John Messer. The front side reads, “WHO GETS ARRESTED FOR RAPING A GRANDMOTHER?”

On Dov Hikind’s show last night, Rhoda Jacobs didn’t seem overwhelmingly confident in her own reelection.

The New York Post claims Vito Lopez is eyeing a City Council run. Take with a very, very large grain of salt.

Governor Cuomo hopes the investigation into the Lopez settlement can help rebuild confidence in government.

Dean Skelos wants Shelly Silver probed as well.

Even if it ultimately investigates Silver, JCOPE still flunked its first test.

Tommy Greco accused Brad Hoylman of being too tied to special interests.

The Post vs. Naomi Rivera, Round #84 and #85.

Here’s a guide to some of the primary campaigns in Latino districts.

The Sheepshead Bay mosque controversy, still ongoing.

A dispute between state and city governments has delayed the 9/11 memorial museum.

Tornadoes touched down in Brooklyn and Queens.

Michelle Rhee is taking over the Democratic Party.

Mitt Romney’s campaign outlined President Obama’s foreign policy failures.

Romney said Bill Clinton helped “elevate” the Democratic convention.

The conventions placed Obama in the lead.

Even the Romney campaign agrees that Obama is ahead.

Daily News columnist Josh Greenman graded the various parts of the conventions.

Obama cracked a birth certificate joke.

Romney: “That pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take God out of our platform. I will not take God off our coins. And I will not take God out of my heart.”

The Times suggested you pay attention to the electoral map, debates, ads, third-party candidates and fundraising.

Jay-Z knocked Occupy Wall Street.