From The Politicker:
Councilman Leroy Comrie today announced an end to his bid for Queens borough president, citing “personal matters” as his reason for leaving the race.
“After careful consideration, my family and I believe, due to personal matters, this is the best course of action,” Mr. Comrie said in a statement. “I remain steadfast in my faith and belief in government and it is a true honor to continue to serve the people of Southeast Queens in my capacity as Councilman.”
Queens Democratic insiders weren’t sure about the legitimacy of Mr. Comrie’s campaign, however. Some had predicted, accurately ultimately, that he would eventually exit the race around the time when petitions were due to be handed in this week. He remains close to the county organization and would have complicated Ms. Katz’s path to victory against rivals like Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., a strong fund-raiser.
Mr. Comrie, who is term-limited, has been a rumored candidate for deputy borough president or even the seat occupied by indicted State Senator Malcolm Smith. With his exit, only Ms. Katz, Mr. Vallone Jr. and State Senator Tony Avella remain in the Democratic primary.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:26 AM
Labels: Borough President, Leroy Comrie, Malcolm Smith, Melinda Katz, Peter Vallone, petitions, Tony Avella
Katz forced him to drop out...she's going after Avella next.
Hey Tony, Hold your ground!
"He remains close to the county organization and would have complicated Ms. Katz’s path to victory..."
Massa Virginny Joe: Leroy you be a good boy yeah hear? And do what yer Old Massa done say you to do.
Leroy the Good Boy: Yowsah Massa Joe, I gwine ta do what you be sayin'. Sho' nuff. Massa Joe, you wants me to tap dance fer you too?
Please hold your ground Tony. You are rhe only I still believe in.
Have no doubts - I know for a fact he was offered a deal.
Also for you Democrats - MK is realy a Republican.
One more before we are done.
Now lets take Vallone to the cleaners.
Prediction: If/when polls in early August would show Vallone leading Katz and Avella a distant third, County will do some arm-twisting and will force Tony to drop out, unfortunately.
Anyone else forget about them.
If you vote for anyone but Tony you will be voting against yourself unless you are a landlord or developer.
I agree Senator Avella should be the only choice for Queens.
If you care about Queens you should Vote for Tony Avella.
Ditto..I agree, Tony A is the only and best one the way I see it.
I heard Comrie speak at a neighborhood meeting in Ridgewood and to me he stood out--he had confidence, experience and he made sense. But, yeah he is a party person; that's what happens over time. You can serve for decades and then be shoved aside. He should have had their (J Crowley's) endorsement for BP. Alas.
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