Leroy Comrie Considering Dropping Out of Borough Presidents Race

Councilman Leroy Comrie. (Photo: Facebook)

Councilman Leroy Comrie. (Photo: Facebook)

Councilman Leroy Comrie, once considered a front-runner in the Queens borough presidents race, is “looking at every option,” he told Politicker this morning when asked if he’s planning to drop his bid.

“I’m not prepared to put that out publicly yet, I’m still working on it,” he said during the Memorial Day Parade in the Laurelton neighborhood of Queens.

Politicker pressed him on whether he was going to stay in the contest after the Queens Democratic Party endorsed former Councilwoman Melinda Katz over him, a severe blow to the establishment-friendly pol’s campaign.

Sources have said that party officials have been pressuring him to step out of the way ever since the endorsement. But Mr. Comrie simply refused to commit one way or another.

“I’m not telling you what I’m considering at the moment,” he replied. “I’m looking at every option.”

Mr. Comrie, who has struggled to raise money for his race, said he will make a decision about his candidacy in the next few days. He is facing Ms. Katz, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., State Senator José Peralta and State Senator Tony Avella in the Democratic primary.

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