From the Daily News:
The selection of the next Queens County Clerk could set off a political scramble with a ripple effect throughout the borough.
Democratic Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer is reportedly being eyed to replace longtime clerk Gloria D'Amico, who died in December.
If Pheffer gets the post, it opens up a seat in a district where Republicans have made some gains in recent years.
In addition, Pheffer's possible appointment would take her out of the race for Queens borough president in 2013, narrowing the field for City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.
Vallone (D-Astoria) planned to run for borough president in 2009 before the extension of term limits allowed Helen Marshall to seek another four years. Queens County Democrats were prepared to give Pheffer their endorsement in the 2009 race.
"It is absolutely something I am seriously considering for 2013," Vallone said yesterday. He has amassed almost $1 million for a run and is also planning a March fund-raiser to add to his war chest.
And if you think that's bad, there's also the prospect of Mayor Liu.
GOD HELP US ALL.