New Jersey GOP operative Kevin Collins said that a report in the New York Daily News is wrong and that he is still managing John Spencer’s U.S. Senate campaign in New York. Daily News reporter Ben Smith reported that Collins had left the campaign, but Collins says he remains an active player in the campaign to oust incumbent Hillary Rodham Clinton. Collins acknowledged that Spencer is behind in paying him, but said he is “pretty much” working at their office every day. “Going there all this week for debate prep,” Collins told PoliticsNJ.com. Spencer, a former Mayor of Yonkers, and former Reagan administration official KT McFarland, are vying for the GOP nomination to oppose Clinton. The new owner of the New York Observer is Jared Kushner, a 25-year-old law student and the son of developer Charles Kushner. The New Jersey native, now a student at New York University Law School, paid a reported $10 million for the respected weekly paper. The New York Daily News reported today that Governor Jon Corzine has committed to backing New York gubernatorial candidate Elliot Spitzer in a future presidential bid.