Now It’s A Race: Manhattan Councilman Eyes a Run for Comptrolelr

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Manhattan Councilman Dan Garodnick is actively discussing a run for
city comptroller with supporters, and is taking steps to raise his
profile citywide in advance of an expected race in 2013, sources with
knowledge of his thinking said.

Garodnick has been discussing a possible bid for comptroller with a
variety of donors and allies, under the assumption that John Liu, the
current comptroller, will run for mayor in 2013. He has also become a
veritable man-about-town, logging appearances at political events across
the five boroughs. And his fundraising prowess is impressive, with
almost $700,000 currently sitting in an unspecified 2013 account.

“He has been asking people for support,” said one source close to
Garodnick. “But it is not just on the phone – he’s actively going out
and going to events.”

His supporters say Garodnick’s background makes him a natural choice
for the comptroller’s office. The councilman declined to comment, but
his campaign treasurer Andrew Ehrlich did nothing to deter the
speculation. —

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