Dems helping Flushing Republican?
Oct 13, 2009 | 17634 views | 0 0 comments | 645 645 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In Flushing, the race to replace outgoing councilman and comptroller candidate John Liu has some interesting dynamics coming down the stretch run.

The folks on the editorial board (which sometimes includes Pol Position, depending on who you ask!) had a sit down with Republican candidate Peter Koo last week. He operates a handful of drug stores in Flushing and is looking to get a seat, if not a full place setting, at the City Council picnic table.

Soon, we'll sit down with Democratic candidate Yen Chou, so the good folks making the decisions at this weekly rag can tell the folks in the 20th District just who they should vote for, and if you know what's good for you, you'll listen!

Actually, Mr. Liu came to our offices to thank us for our endorsement in the primary race for comptroller last month, and while we tried to pry out of him just who he was going to endorse in the race, he was tight-lipped. (Aside: We still think he will make a great comptroller for New York City.)

Yen Chou is a relative newcomer to politics, but nonetheless, the Democratic Party candidate has a recognizable advantage in this race, being as Democrats outnumber Republicans 4 to 1 among registered voters.

Last week, Terrance Park, co-founder of the Democratic Organization of Flushing and a former candidate himself, gave his endorsement as well as his weight and bait, i.e. people and money, behind Republican Koo.

Another Democrat in the race, Isaac Sasson, has also decided to cross party lines and endorse Koo, for whatever that is worth.

Which leaves us with Liu? We figure he’ll support fellow Democrat Chou. However, some well-placed Pol Position drones lurking at some lively Flushing hotspots saw some key Liu fraternizing with Koo recently. Hmm, what will Liu do?

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