Former City Controller John Liu has decided to run for state Senate, a source close to him told the Daily News.
Liu, 47, will primary Queens Democrat incumbent Tony Avella, who angered party leaders earlier this year by joining a faction of breakaway Dems who jointly control the Senate with the GOP.
“This is John’s reemergence,” the source said. “He sees it as an opportunity to contribute.”
Confident mainline Dems believe a Liu victory could help them reclaim control of the chamber--or at the very least weaken the Republican-dissident Dem majority coalition.
Monday, May 19, 2014
John Liu To Run Against Tony Avella In Primary
From Ken Lovett at the Daily News: