The seven council members praised the mayor-elect even as they promised to resist him.
As borough president, though, Peter Vallone would be more like a cheerleader, he said.
At least half a dozen candidates are now vying to become the Republican Party's choice for mayor.
The drawn-out battle has people worried it will be impossible for the Board of Elections to be ready.
City Comptroller John Liu is mulling his political future after his campaign treasurer was arrested.
East Side City Councilman Dan Garodnick raised more than $1 million toward a citywide campaign.
Sparks are expected to fly when Carl Paladino and other gubernatorial hopefuls debate Andrew Cuomo Monday.
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