City Councilman Daniel Garodnick reported having over $1 million on hand for his run for City Comptroller today.
Mr. Garodnick is, so far, the only declared candidate for the seat, although his Council colleague Domenic Recchia is also said to be thinking about running for it.
Mr. Recchia has a little over $600,000 on hand; the two were near neck and neck with the amount raised in this fundraising period, with Mr. Recchia gathering $228,691 and Mr. Garodnick pulling in $234, 170.
There is of course a sitting comptroller, John Liu. He has indicated that he will run for mayor but a federal investigation into his own fundraising could mean that he opts for a lesser office, or decides to get out of politics all together.