Three Democrats are already considering a run for Councilman Dan Halloran's, R-Whitestone, seat in the fall of 2013, a Queens County Democratic Party source said.
John Duane, a former northeast Queens assemblyman and brother of state Sen. Tom Duane, D-Manhattan, and Matthew Silverstein, a Democratic state committeeman, have already registered campaign committees for the seat.
And Paul Vallone, the brother of Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., D-Astoria, is also mulling a bid for the seat, the Democratic Party source said.
"Right now, the party is focusing on the congressional race and a few Assembly races," the source said. "After that, they'll look at this race."
Several other northeast Queens Democrats would likely jump into the 2013 race within the year, the source said.
Halloran is currently , D-Bayside. His opponents include three Democrats - state Assembly members , D-Flushing, and , D-Fresh Meadows, as well as Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, D-Middle Village.
Vallone previously ran for the seat occupied by Halloran in 2009. Duane ran in the , D-Bayside.
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