Source: Polling in Queens about stop-and-frisk, Lhota, and a would-be Council challenger
A reader in Queens tells me there's a poll going around his neighborhood that "asked about stop-and-frisk" and "asked about all the Democratic mayoral candidates against Joe Lhota."
According to the reader, the poll also asked about City Councilman Mark Weprin, a Democrat who voted for two police oversight bills which Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the police unions oppose, and about one of Weprin's Republican would-be challengers, Joseph Concannon.
Concannon "is not a career politician" and "not part of a political machine or elite establishment," according to the campaign website he set up last year when he ran unsuccessfully for State Senate against Tony Avella. Concannon is a "retired NYPD captain and former advisor to Mayor Giuliani."
Concannon only has about $7,000 in his old campaign account, and he is not listed as a candidate with the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Also: it's already past the June 10 deadline for candidates to certify that they'll be participating in the city's public campaign-financing program.
UPDATE: Since the post was published, Weprin released a lengthy statement reiterating his support for the Council's police oversight bills, and calling Bloomberg's comments "a gross distortion of reality."