Tag Archives: John Liu

NYC Comptroller Launches Mayoral Bid

In a speech that denounced Michael Bloomberg’s “rich keep getting more filthy rich” administration, yesterday scandal-plagued New York City Comptroller John Liu officially launched his campaign for mayor. “My parents truly believed in that promise–that an immigrant family named Liu could work their way up to become like a family named Kennedy,” he said. “That’s why they named me John—and …

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NEW YORK CITY: Koch Endorses Quinn

Closeted former NYC Mayor Ed Koch says that when openly gay City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally announces her 2013 run for mayor, he’ll endorse her. But he makes no bones about Quinn not being his first choice. Former Mayor Ed Koch thinks Chris Quinn is the best person to take his old job in 2013 now that he’s given …

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Alan Van Capelle Leaves Pride Agenda

Empire State Pride Agenda executive director Alan Van Capelle is stepping down for a position in the office of NYC Comptroller John Liu. The departure comes shortly after ESPA’s years-long attempt to bring marriage equality to New York failed in the state Senate. Van Capelle is breaking the news this morning to the staff at ESPA, where his seven-year tenure …

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