De Blasio on the Island?

It seems kind of far-fetched, but Councilman Bill de Blasio — runner-up for Council Speaker, oft-rumored to be running for Congress in Brooklyn — is considering running for Congress … on Staten Island, the Advance’s ever-reliable Tom Wrobleski reports.

This is after three or four other candidates (who actually live in the district) have begged off a hopeless-looking race against Congressman Vito Fossella, who kicked off his own campaign not long ago with much fanfare and a guest appearance by none other than John Spencer.