John Liu Will Announce Mayoral Campaign Sunday

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Comptroller John Liu is finally ready to take the plunge.

Mr. Liu, the last of the remaining major Democratic mayoral candidates who has yet to declare his electoral intentions, will formally announce his candidacy Sunday afternoon, according to multiple sources.

Although Mr. Liu’s campaign is still an unofficial one, that hasn’t stopped him from attending forums and debates for the mayor’s race, and the announcement will not come as a surprise to observers who have come to see his candidacy as inevitable.

One of Mr. Liu’s rivals in the Democratic primary, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, announced her own campaign last Sunday, while Public Advocate Bill de Blasio formalized his bid in January and former Comptroller Bill Thompson made his intentions clear in a series of interviews at the start of 2010.

Mr. Liu’s main campaign press contact, who operates out of an unnamed email account, did not return a request for comment earlier this morning.

Update (6:18 p.m.): Mr. Liu’s anonymous campaign spokesperson confirmed the news with the following note:

Thanks for starting that buzz with your post, Colin!

Yes, announcement will be Sunday.

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