As he campaigns tirelessly around the city in this year’s mayor’s race, there’s one thing City Comptroller John Liu knows for sure he does not want to see.
“You know, I spoke with some of the women on the way out. They’re still thinking about some graphic images that were made public this morning,” Mr. Liu, sounding exacerbated, told reporters in Queens last night, referring to new elicit photos of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Last month, a picture of President Barack Obama meeting with an exceptionally enthusiastic young fan became a viral internet sensation. Now, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is giving the Commander-in-Chief a run for his money by mugging for his own picture with a very, very excited young supporter.
Law & Order
Jia “Jenny” Hou, the 25-year-old treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign was arrested on fraud charges this morning for allegedly ”participating in a scheme that used ‘straw donors’ to funnel to the campaign” with “large, illegal contributions that were well above the individual limit.” Her Facebook page indicates Ms. Hou is a native of Beijing who lives in Flushing and has studied at Rutgers. Ms. Hou is the second person arrested in conjunction with the investigation into Mr. Liu’s fundraising.