Skirmish Hits Upper West Side Political Club After Liu Endorsement

The Broadway Democrats. (Photo: broadwaydemocrats.org)
The Broadway Democrats. (Photo: broadwaydemocrats.org)

Members of the Broadway Democrats, one of the Upper West Side’s most influential political clubs, are at odds over their endorsement of John Liu for mayor.

The club’s endorsements process spun into minor chaos late last night when members were forced to complete their counting in the club’s president’s home. Then, early this morning, a member realized the club had miscounted the ballots because of a misinterpretation of the club’s run-off procedures–forcing a re-count that gave the city’s comptroller a victory.

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John Liu Receives First Endorsement After Guilty Verdicts

John Liu thanking the Three Parks Dems for their Endorsement. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
John Liu thanking the Three Parks Dems for their endorsement. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral bid secured its first major endorsement last night following the convictions of his former campaign treasurer and a fund-raiser on fraud charges, giving him a symbolic victory as he seeks to soldier on in his electoral quest.

The Three Parks Independent Democrats, one of the Upper West Side’s major political clubs, delivered its support to Mr. Liu, who has defiantly campaigned since verdicts while insisting he can still win.

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