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Liu wins comptroller runoff amid low turnout

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Comptroller, Public Advocate on October 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) defeated Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) in the run-off election Tuesday to determine who would take the Democratic slot in the Nov. 3 race to replace city Comptroller William Thompson. Liu captured 55.6 percent of the vote in the run-off, while Yassky took 44.4 percent of the light turnout, according to unofficial [...]

Poll shows Liu ahead of Yassky in runoff

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Comptroller on September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) is leading City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) by 6 percentage points in the runoff race for city Comptroller, according to a Qunnipiac University poll released Wednesday. The poll showed Liu leading Yassky, 49 percent to 43 percent. Nine percent were undecided. Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, [...]

…But former Katz backer, Bronx Dems, endorse Liu

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 18, 2009 | No Comments

Mere minutes on the heels of City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) endorsing Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) for comptroller, the Bronx Democratic Organization backed Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) for the post. This is particularly notable since the Bronx was a stronghold of Katz in the leadup to Tuesday’s primary, with the balance of the borough’s [...]

Katz backs Yassky over Liu in comptroller run-off

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

City Councilwoman and former comptroller candidate Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) backed Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) in the Sept. 29 run-off election this morning at City Hall, opting against her Queens colleague Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing). Here’s a bit of what she had to say: “I enthusiastically endorse David Yassky because he will bring honesty and [...]

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Liu to face Yassky in run-off for comptroller

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilmen John Liu (D-Flushing) and David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) will meet in round two of the Democratic primary for city comptroller in the coming weeks after a run-off election was triggered Tuesday in the tight race, according to unofficial election results. Liu led the pack of four candidates in Tuesday’s primary, finishing with 133,986 votes, [...]

Schumer, Simmons, newspapers tout Yassky ahead of primary

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Comptroller on September 11, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) received several major endorsements as his campaign for comptroller enters the home stretch this week. Yassky’s former boss, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and the New York Daily News each backed the Brooklyn Councilman ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for City Comptroller. In a television ad set [...]