On Saturday night, New York City Comptroller John Liu held a reception honoring labor leaders at the annual New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus association weekend and I asked him whether he’s ready to announce a run for mayor.
“Everybody has their way of making announcements,” Mr. Liu said. “You’re a great guy, I’m not necessarily sure that you’re the perfect venue for making the announcement O.K.? No offense.”
Mr. Liu is expected to be one of the candidates who will vie to succeed Michael Bloomberg in 2013, but his campaign has been plagued by a fundraising scandal leaving some speculation he could abort his plans to run for mayor. Last week, one of Mr. Liu’s supporters, Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, was indicted for allegedly using a straw donors to funnel $16,000 in illegal contributions to Mr. Liu’s campaign. He might not want to declare his candidacy on The Politicker, but we asked Mr. Liu if we should expect to see an announcement somewhere else in the near future. “Hey, listen, you never know, but we’ve still got a lot of time to go,” he said.