As Comptroller Race Gets Crowded, Garodnick Heads To Queens

garodnick queens event As Comptroller Race Gets Crowded, Garodnick Heads To QueensA reader passed along the following invitation to a fundraiser next week for City Councilman Daniel Garodnick out in Queens.

Mr. Garodnick had been eyeing a race for City Comptroller assuming that  John Liu ran for the mayor. The field had been pretty wide open, with Brooklyn City Councilmember Dominic Recchia the only other name coming up as a potential candidate.

But much has changed in the past few weeks. For one thing, in light of the string of fundraising scandal he is facing, Mr. Liu seems unlikely to run for mayor.  If he decides to seek re-election to the comptroller’s job, he may even find himself in a tough race. Thus, the news this morning that Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer is taking a look at the race.

If Mr. Stringer decides to run for comptroller instead of mayor (which he has been aggressively laying the groundwork for most of the past year) he would immediately become the favorite, perhaps even with Mr. Liu in the race. But that said, there are some heavy hitters from the vote-rich borough of Queens on Mr. Garodnick’s fundraising invitation, including Democratic Senate Campaign Committee head Michael Gianaris and Peter Vallone Jr.–the early frontrunner in the Queens BP race.

Click on the invite for full details.

Update:  A number of the “special guests” called to say that even though their names are on the invitation, they are not official supporters of Mr. Garodnick’s unofficial comptroller campaign.

 

Comments

  1. Poor John Liu it seems the “Sharks” are circling his job.

    If the “FEDS” have a case against him or his fundraisers he will be “TOAST”

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People who “VOTE”

  2. Hallowed Be Thy Name says:

    If the race comes down to these candidates, please DON’T vote for Garodnick, especially if you’re a small business owner! He introduced legislation that has crippled the process serving profession and made it harder for NYers to make an honest living.
    I attended the hearing on Prop. 6A and he passed this legislation based on pure allegations and hearsay made by the DCA and MFY Legal Services. They didn’t offer a single shred of proof that process servers are unscrupulous at that hearing, just numbers they pulled out of their asses. Council members Comrie and Koppell actually stood up and walked out of the room when they heard what the DCA had proposed.

    I reside in Councilman Recchia’s district and he does a great representing our community and he has more experience as well as being chair of the finance committee. I also reached out to BP Stringer’s office for help and he had an aide call the DCA on behalf of my company. These are men of integrity. Garodnick is a little lawyer prick with a Napoleon complex.

  3. Hallowed Be Thy Name says:

    If the race comes down to these candidates, please DON’T vote for Garodnick, especially if you’re a small business owner! He introduced legislation that has crippled the process serving profession and made it harder for NYers to make an honest living.
    I attended the hearing on Prop. 6A and he passed this legislation based on pure allegations and hearsay made by the DCA and MFY Legal Services. They didn’t offer a single shred of proof that process servers are unscrupulous at that hearing, just numbers they pulled out of their asses. Council members Comrie and Koppell actually stood up and walked out of the room when they heard what the DCA had proposed.

    I reside in Councilman Recchia’s district and he does a great representing our community and he has more experience as well as being chair of the finance committee. I also reached out to BP Stringer’s office for help and he had an aide call the DCA on behalf of my company. These are men of integrity. Garodnick is a little lawyer prick with a Napoleon complex.