10:27 am Apr. 6, 2012
Before Councilman Dan Garodnick formally announced his plan to run for comptroller, he called the current comptroller, John Liu, who hasn't publicly said whether he's going to seek re-election.
There's been some disagreement between the two men about what was said in the call, and about whether Liu discouraged Garodnick from going ahead.
NY1's Errol Louis asked Garodnick last night, "Did he urge you not to?"
"He did not," Garodnick said. "It was really a very simple and very brief call. He did not say one way or another what I should be doing."