NY Times tells its tale about this special election campaign — with no national Democratic support for NY-11th C.D. race, Gentile tiptoed around the Garner case — Donovan handling of Garner case supported by a majority of Staten Islanders, has strong backing of police unions and ties his opponent to other un-favored Democrats and agitators
Gentile’s final campaign push on internet introduces one note of uncertainty – well-produced You Tube “Ad” emphasizes the Garner case and ties Donovan to it
The last few days of the race between Dan Donovan and Vinnie Gentile seem to contain a bit of a disconnect. The New York Times sees the Democrat Gentile as having failed to make any connection between his opponent, the Staten Island DA Donovan, and the Eric Garner case; while at the same time the Gentile folks were making an effort to do exactly that on the internet ( See “Eric Garner Case Goes Largely Unmentioned as Prosecutor Runs for Congress” by Alexander Burns, 4/30/15, NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/nyregion/eric-garner-case-goes-largely-unmen]; compare “#itsgottostop - Don't Vote For Dan Donovan on May 5th – Vote Against Dan Donovan” by JoshPalerLin, 4/30/15 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifduhrX-H7U&feature=youtu.be]).
How that might effect the last couple of days of the leading to the May 5th special election remains to be seen.
FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS — THE SURPRISE SI ADVANCE ENDORSEMENT OF DONOVAN [NOT]You’ve got to love it — “Two outstanding candidates” — “Two high-quality candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for this special election.” In case you don’t know, the Staten Island Advance Editorial Board is talking about Dan Donovan and Vinnie Gentile....
Possibly showing a very subtle sense of humor, the SI Advance closed with this “... This is Staten Island and fair-minded Staten Islanders have a good enough sense of who Dan Donovan is without such witless input from outsiders. And, by and large, they approve of the by-the-book job he's done. They have good reason to feel that way. *** All the silliness about debates and lurid accusations will be forgotten by Wednesday morning as the leftover rubbish that it is. What matters in the end is that Staten Island voters turn out for this rare May election on Tuesday to choose one of these hard-working, dedicated candidates as their next Congressman. We think Daniel Donovan is clearly the best choice for this borough” ( See “For Congress: Advance endorses Daniel M. Donovan (editorial)” by SI Advance Ed. Board, 5/3/15, SI Advance/ silive.com [http://www.silive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/for_congress_daniel_m_donovan.html]).
GET IT ? — According to the SI Advance, IT’S ALL ABOUT STATEN ISLAND !