NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly considering a bid for mayor? A recent telephone poll of registered voters asked New Yorkers if they would support the Commissioner for mayor.
The poll also asked if they were aware of changes in crime statistics, but aides claim Kelly had nothing to do with the survey, which was first reported by the Village Voice and CapitalNewYork.com.
“It was not commissioned by Commissioner Kelly, and I don’t know who it was commissioned by,” spokesman Paul Browne said.
Browne told the press that Commissioner Kelly is not planning to run and is solely focused on being the police commissioner, the Daily News reported.
As the June 10th deadline for entering the Democratic and Republican primaries approaches, the reason for the question’s inclusion in the poll remains a mystery even to those close to the commissioner.
That includes Ken Langone, a billionaire financier and business leader who has urged Kelly to run in the past. Langone is supporting Republican Joseph Lhota.
The poll was conducted by the Queens based Opinion Access, it also asked potential voters if they were happy with the field of candidates.
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