Biggest battle is in the 46th AD and includes Marty Golden’s personal mail and Marty Golden’s robo-calls against the candidates of the LaGuardia Republican Organization — Now and forever, State Senator Martin Golden owns the “Republicans for Change” effort in the 46th AD for 2013 and going forward
To counter Golden, Annarummo and Sarta, 46th AD Candidates Regina-Potter and Nussbaum continue door-to-door direct contacts with GOP voters, including last minute efforts in the heart of Bay Ridge
As recently as Saturday evening, the 46th AD campaign of Lucretia Regina-Potter and Marcus Aurelius Nussbaum included their personal distribution of their own literature to Republicans’ households, both apartments and homes, in the Shore Road, Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road area of Bay Ridge near Fort Hamilton HS. When they actually meet with Republican voters at their homes, they openly converse about many of the issues that separated them from their opponents, Annarummo and Sarta, and when pressed, they speak frankly and critically about State Senator Golden and what they believe that he has done to the Brooklyn Republican Party. They are not bashful to tell that they are the new kids on the block, and why that’s a good thing.
For their part, Golden, Annarummo and Sarta have been working together for at least two or three years to improve State Senator Golden’s footprint throughout bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and lower Bensonhurst, especially including participating in various feel-good neighborhood holiday events (See e.g., “Santa’s helpers come to Cannonball Park” by Denise Romano, 12/15/11, Home Reporter/ Brooklyn Spectator [http://www.homereporternews.com/news/general/santa-s-helpers-come-to-cannonball-park/article_58a6cfbe-275e-11e1-bc61-0019bb2963f4.html]; also “Crowds Enjoy Christmas Village at Cannonball Park, Stuff Schoolbus With Toys” by 12/16/10, Bay Ridge/Brooklyn Eagle [184.108.40.206/archive/category.php?category_id=31&id=40186?]). And perhaps more important, the Golden-Sarta-Annarummo cabal has been taking potshots at LaGuardia Club stalwarts Lucretia Potter and Arnaldo Ferraro — trying and failing to take them out of their leadership posts in the 49th AD for many years (See e.g., “Despite Establishment’s “Atlas Hate Mailer,” Regina-Potter Retains Leadership As GOP Cabal Candidates Flop” by “John Galt”
9/15/11, Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn [With Commments] [http://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/despite-lies-and-atlas-mailer-regina-potter-retains-leadership-as-establishment-candidates-flop/]).
The same bunch are now trying to weld together an armor-plated juggernaut of targeted mail from Senator Golden and Clorinda Annarummo along with robo-calls from Golden (with a mention of something from Congressman Michael Grimm), all in a effort to push the Annarummo- Sarta team across the finish line on their home turf. The letter from Clorinda A. shows what a heavy lift that probably is. Clorinda is trying to pitch her past work as “leader” in the 46th AD as demonstrative of her efforts on behalf of Marty Golden and Michael Grimm, and the GOP generally by showing off the Golden and Grimm endorsements as proof of her effectiveness. Annarummo also wants everybody to believe her work for the GOP has led to diversity, because of her message of outreach and inclusion. What Clorinda Annarummo doesn’t mention is how she needs local Democrats to help her fill GOP Board slots and that her petitioning and vote totals for Golden and Grimm have been dropping like stones into a well. Not one to only toot her own horn, Clorinda takes pains to MENTION Sarta’s name deep into her letter (if memory serves, it’s somewhere on page two).
What remains to be seen is who will prevail in the State Committee and County Committee contests inside the new boundaries of the 46th AD. The races outside the 46th AD appear to be isolated, hit and miss affairs. There are reports of a letter from Marty Golden targeted for specific County Committee candidates in the 49th AD. Attempts to verify other RFC out reach is ongoing.