City Council Member John Liu's aspirations may be a mystery, but his fund-raising abilities are clearly formidable — he's outpacing some of New York City's biggest heavyweights.
Council Member Liu Excelling In Fund-Raising for Unknown Race
The Democrat of Queens said he has raised about $815,000 in the past six months for his campaign for an unspecified, citywide office. By contrast, the two top mayoral candidates, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Comptroller William Thompson Jr., raised about $620,000 and $625,000, respectively, in that period.
Given that Mr. Liu has not yet declared what citywide office he will seek, he could potentially be in the running for comptroller, which would put him in a tight contest that's pulling in nearly as much money as the mayoral race.
Would you give money to a guy who can't decide what he wants to run for?