From the Queens Tribune:
While State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s attorney is asking for his court date to be pushed back until after voters go to the polls, it looks like a prominent Democrat may be stepping up to challenge him in a primary.
Sources tell QConf that after being courted by State Democratic leaders, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie may be ready to agree to run against Smith in the 14th Senate District.
Leroy ComrieComrie, who likely would not side with the Independent Democratic Conference – the way Smith did – is seen as a strong candidate who could easily unseat Smith.
After 12 years as a City Councilman, serving as chair of the City’s Land Use Committee and as Majority Leader, Comrie decided to run for Borough President. When Melinda Katz began to gain traction, Comrie was seen as the best option to be Katz’s second-in-command.
Less than two months into the Deputy Borough President’s job, it sounds like Comrie is getting ready to start making trips to Albany.