IL VINCITORE ! ! !
At the 2015 Convention of the Brooklyn GOP County Committee, Arnaldo A. Ferraro was selected to be the GOP County Chairman for the remainder of 2015, all of 2016 [including the NYS GOP Primary & National Convention] and through September 2017 -- THE OFFICIAL VOTE OF COUNTY COMMITTEE DELEGATES AND PROXIES WAS >>> 327 TO 46
EATON'S FINAL PLAN TO PLACE EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN IN AS HIS SUCCESSOR WENT LIKE CLOCKWORKPrior GOP Chairman Craig Eaton's "ABC" plan was fully implemented earlier today at the gathering of the GOP Kings County Committee -- It can now be revealed that, of course, "ABC" means >>> "ARNALDO BECOMES CHAIRMAN" <<< I had been present at a meeting with Chairman Eaton in February in the Bridgeview Diner, where Eaton predicted that Mr. Ferraro would be elected the next GOP County Chairman if nobody put forward a more suitable candidate.
A few weeks ago, when the name, "Ted Ghorra" first reached the out-going Chairman, Eaton said to certain insiders, "Well, it looks like Marty wants us to go with Arnaldo...."
TODAY'S NOMINATIONS AND VOTINGAfter a dust-up over several of the proxies held by State Senator Martin Golden, which took hours to resolve; nominations proceeded; and sometime after 3:00 PM voting was commenced. The votes finished being counted shortly before 4:00 PM.
And, once again, State Senator Martin Golden was rebuffed in his attempt to take over and run the Brooklyn GOP. Mr. Golden put Ted Ghorra's name into nomination, and he spoke passionately, though not precisely, about Ghorra's contributions to the Brooklyn GOP and the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights community. Several other elected members of the GOP County Committee spoke against the Ghorra nomination , saying that they knew nothing about him and asking why he wasn't even an elected member of the KCRP, as a County Committee person.
The Golden faction also nominated Dr. Arnaldo Ferraro to continue be Executive Vice Chairman of the Brooklyn GOP.
Eaton and his allies completely outmaneuvered the Golden folks by nominating Dr. Ferraro to be the party's next County Chairman. With that nomination, Dr. Arnaldo A. Ferraro suddenly emerged with a vast majority of eligible delegates and proxies ready, willing and able to vote for him and support his ascent into the chairman's spot in the KCRP hierarchy. The formal voting reflected Dr. Ferraro's overwhelming support and the culmination of Eaton's "ABC" plan.
After the vote was tallied and confirmed, it was recorded. After a few formalities, Arnaldo Ferraro assumed the chairmanship; and after some other niceties, the convention was formally brought to a close.
For "Arnaldo" this was a long-awaited vindication --- especially since it involved an acknowledgement of his years of good service to the Brooklyn GOP by an almost a 7-1 majority.
Several members of State Senator Martin Golden's staff were refused admission into Remsen Hall for the 2015 Brooklyn GOP Convention pursuant to a ruling by the Credentials Committee. None of those Golden staff people were members of the Brooklyn GOP County Committee. They were seen at various times in the morning and into the afternoon hanging around a car parked around the corner from the entrance to the Remsen Hall.
AN INTERESTING SIDELIGHT
Along with the staff members were two attorneys, who appeared to be advising the Marty Golden faction, John Ciampoli, long associated with the NYS Senate Republicans; and Ted Ghorra, who was also SSMG's chosen candidate for chairman. They too were refused admission because they were not members of the Brooklyn GOP County Committee. For a while they remained with Golden's staffers at the car around the corner.
After the formal close of the 2015 Brooklyn Republican County Convention, a rump group of Golden supporters attempted to continue proceedings, even though a majority of delegates were vacating the premises. Attempts by Golden and his crew to keep things going fell apart when the management of the hall refused to allow Golden's folks to rent it to conduct their own rump convention.
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