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The Queens County Democratic Party is expected to endorse Councilman Leroy Comrie for borough president next week, according to four sources plugged into various sides of the race.
The sources–some of whom were disappointed in the decision–told Politicker that Congressman Joe Crowley, the head of the borough’s Democratic organization, will probably endorse Mr. Comrie to balance his leadership position in one of the most demographically diverse counties in the country.
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Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who has the backing of the Queens County Democratic Party as she campaigns for her party’s nomination in New York’s 6th Congressional District, pointed out in two separate interviews yesterday evening that this election is the first time she’s had the Democratic establishment’s backing in a competitive primary, not to mention the small army of elected officials that have endorsed her candidacy.
“I’m proud for the first time of one of my primary elections to even have the support of Congressman Crowley and the Queens County Democratic organization,” she said on Capital Tonight. “When I first got elected I didn’t have any institutional support.”
Anthony Weiner is almost officially an ex-congressman, and one of the darker horses mentioned as his replacement is Cody McCone, a lawyer at O’Dwyer and Bernstein.
McCone lives in Bay Ridge, which is outside of the 9th Congressional District. This is a major disadvantage on its own, but is compounded by the fact that Congressman Joe Crowley and the Queens County Democratic Party are far more likely to choose someone from their home borough.