Queens Coup?

It appears that Mike, having lost the Queens Republican Party’s endorsement to Tom Ognibene, is mounting a coup attempt in the borough.

The people carrying Bloomberg’s petitions are also petitioning for an alternate slate of county committee members led, we guess, by John Haggerty, the Queens GOP maverick on Mike’s staff.

This appears to be a bold attempt to unseat the county leader, Serph Maltese, whom these new committee members would presumably vote out. But our Queens sources warn that the move could generate more interest and higher turnout in the Republican primary than the mayor might actually wish.