Potential Comptroller Candidates Post Strong Fundraising Numbers

Two of the candidates vying to replace New York City Comptroller John Liu, who looks like to run for Mayor in 2013, will report raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for their campaigns at the close of the most recent filing period. This sets the stage for a spirited Democratic primary between two Councilmen seeking this citywide office.

Councilman Domenic Recchia, who’s term-limited out in 2013, reported raising over $275,000 with $540,000 in the bank, while Councilman Dan Garodnick sent out an email to supporters announcing $1,000,000 in total fundraising and $280,000 over the last six months. A source close to the Garodnick campaign said that his cash on hand will be about $940,000.

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