Recchia says Scott Stringer won’t be ‘anointed’ comptroller

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Josh Robin catches some early jabs in the New York City comptroller race, where Councilman Domenic Recchia said newly announced candidate Scott Stringer won't be "anointed" to the position.

Stringer announced on Sunday night that he won't be running to succeed Mayor Bloomberg, and will instead enter the race for comptroller, which already included Recchia and Councilman Dan Garodnick as potential candidates.

Recchia criticized the timing of Stringer's announcement that he would enter the race, noting many people in Recchia's district are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. 

Stringer, who volunteered with Recchia recently, who declined to comment on-camera according to the report, seized on Recchia's remarks and said "It's not the time for political attacks."

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Garodnick, who also hails from Manhattan, took the high road, talking about his own "positive vision" for the city.