The Scan — October 29, 2013

A bill that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity will see action as early as next week, and President Obama and former President Clinton will be among those attending an invitation-only memorial service Tuesday for former Speaker Tom Foley at the Capitol.
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Oct. 28, 2013, 4:08 p.m.

Man­hat­tan pres. Scott Stringer (D) — a one-time can­did­ate against Sen. Kirsten Gil­librand (D) — plans to en­dorse her today. Stringer: “Ob­vi­ously, she has suc­cess­fully gone through her own evol­u­tion on a lot of is­sues and has said she’s reach­ing out and learn­ing every day — and I think that’s sin­cere and real. I’m ac­tu­ally ex­cited to go out and cam­paign for her.”

In Mar., Stringer an­nounced he was form­ing an ex­plor­at­ory cmte to chal­lenge her, but he “ended his flir­ta­tion” in mid-May, after the WH asked Rep. Steve Is­rael (D-02) “to aban­don his own can­did­acy.” ‘06 can­did­ate Jonath­an Tas­ini (D) is already in the race, and Suf­folk Co. Maj. Lead­er Jon Cooper (D) “is still weigh­ing to run.” Stringer is Gil­librand’s first “would-be chal­lenger” to en­dorse her (Dovere, “City Hall News,” 12/6).

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