Revolutionaries seem to be a favorite for this blogger because Liu was the first Asian American to be elected to an legislative office in New York history. Quite a feat for this Flushing resident who has lived in Queens since the age of five.
As it gets closer to September 15th, when New Yorkers will get a chance to vote for who they want as comptroller, you see more of their campaign commericals show up on T.V.
Lui's commericals really show him as a person who is willing to meet his community and talk to individuals about what they want for this city. While this blogger leans more towards Melinda Katz, Liu does have his appeal.
Recently out in the news is the story of Liu working in a sweatshop as a kid. After an interview with his parents, who said that he didn't go to the shop, that his mother worked from home and that he helped her there, there has been a whole contraversy about Lui's memory. He still insist that he did work in the sweatshop, but this blogger doesn't seem too sure because of this blog entry and article found on Lui's website.
Overall, however, he does seem like a good candidate and would come a close second to Melinda Katz for this blogger.