Roundup: Mystery in Queens; Rangel’s Return; Santorum’s Future

Wave goodbye. (Photo: Getty)

Chris Bragg found another connection between the campaigns of Grace Meng and Jeff Gottlieb.

Charlie Rangel announced his reelection campaign.

Adriano Espaillat hopes to seize upon demographic shifts.

Here’s video of Rangel entering the room, aided by a walker.

He sounded confident of his chances for reelection.

Kirsten Gillibrand is still dominating in the polls.

Bob Turner touted his standing in the GOP primary.

The DCCC pushed the Gawker story on Matt Doheny.

Upstate House Democrats were notably disappointed in redistricting.

Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio held separate anti-groping events.

Mayor Bloomberg continued arguing gun control advocates should organize like the NRA.

His gun control group seems to have spent no money lobbying Albany recently.

Here’s a collection of responses to Ron Canestrari’s decision to not seek reelection.

Common Cause gave Canestrari a reality check.

Two court reporters were let go at the Daily News.

New Kings Democrats on Chris Olechowski: “Apparently Vito Lopez has something against bright, young progressive leadership in the Brooklyn Democratic Party. Time to organize!”

On the presidential race: 

Rick Santorum finally gave up.

His Super PAC did too.

New York’s primary is returned to its typical level of unimportance.

New Yorkers can still vote for him, however.

Dave Weigel reflected on Santorum’s former campaign.

Nate Silver wonders what Rick Santorum’s future will hold. Roundup: Mystery in Queens; Rangel’s Return; Santorum’s Future