Roundup: Congressional Redistricting and CPAC

Today's rally for a new Latino-majority district in Washington Heights and the Bronx began with a prayer.

Police oversight legislation will be introduced soon in Albany.

Shelly Silver claims no Congressional lines have been drafted, a potential boon to Carolyn McCarthy, whose district was rumored to be on the chopping block.

The Center for Urban Research, with their cool mapping system, will be ready to display the results when they come out.

Ruben Diaz Jr. is fine with new Congressional seats in the Bronx, but wants them to be mostly in his borough.

Adriano Espaillat, who wants to run in the new Latino-majority Congressional district, was quiet about his ambitions today.

Insiders think Bob Turner can win and his seat should survive.

Jimmy Oddo likes Christine Quinn for Mayor.

Mayor Bloomberg said Quinn’s mandatory Kindergarten idea would cost $30 million.

A former State Senator turned lobbyist pleaded guilty to a felony today.

Don’t worry, he can still lobby.

And he engaged in the time-honored tradition of paying legal bills with campaign money.

A local District Leader slammed Erik Dilan and his Congressional aspirations.

David Storobin received a local Tea Party endorsement.

Kirsten Gillibrand is cool with the contraception compromise.

A crazy threatening letter was sent to City Council offices.

Nicole Malliotakis and Marty Golden ate their Super Bowl wager winnings.

On the presidential campaign:

Mitt Romney at CPAC: I’m conservative guys!

Rick Santorum at CPAC drew contrast with his opponents.

CPAC has some clever conservative swag.

Santorum is doing better in the polls.

Newt Gingrich received a rare New York endorsement.

Callista Gingrich is taking on a more prominent campaign role.

Hunter Walker hung out with Herman Cain’s former campaign manager.

Roundup: Congressional Redistricting and CPAC