Among the people theoretically in the running for Carolyn Maloney’s Congressional seat, if she does vacate it for a Senate run, is City Councilman Dan Garodnick.
As I noted earlier, Garodnick’s district mirrors a good portion of the Congressional district, and he has a base of support in the voter-rich Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village area.
He also has $440,268 raised for what should be an easy re-election to the Council this year.
I emailed a spokesman for Garodnick at BerlinRosen about whether he’d run for the Congressional seat and got back this response:
“Right now I’m focused on getting things done for East Siders –like passing the City’s first Green Energy Code and addressing our school overcrowding issues — and I’m running for re-election in November. It’s extremely flattering that a number of people have encouraged me to consider a run for Congress, but that’s in the future and something I will consider at the appropriate time.”
Other possible candidates for that seat include Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, State Senator Liz Krueger, and City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin.