Councilman Dan Garodnick is running for City Comptroller no matter who else explores a bid to run. That includes Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who sources believe is considering the position if he is unable to gain more traction in the mayoral race. Garodnick said he wasn’t worried about potential rivals, including Stringer. “We’re running a strong and substantive campaign,” he said. “New Yorkers want an independent voice they can trust in the Comptroller’s office, and the response to my candidacy has been extremely positive. We are working with law students at Harvard on ways to best handle claims against the city, and meeting with pension experts on best practices. We’re ready for any primary date, or any opponent.” So far he has enlisted help from former Lt. Gov. Dick Ravitch, former Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum and attorney Ted Wells, and picked up endorsements from state Sen. Liz Krueger, Assemblyman Dan Quart, and Councilmembers Rosie Mendez and Diana Reyna.