It wasn't anything like a formal announcement, but....
Also, Bob Capano had a big night at Bay Ridge Manor fete for 68th Precinct honorees
Here's the buzz according to the Courier-Life's political columnist in Brooklyn, Julianne Cuba: "... Bob Capano has been making his rounds lately — firing off op-eds to local papers, meeting with Republican political groups, and flooding inboxes with press releases. Well here’s why: The erstwhile “potential” council candidate announced exclusively to this paper that he will run to replace term-limited Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) in the 43[rd City] Council District...." (See "Capano confirms he is running" by Julianna Cuba, 6/16/16, Courier Life/ Brooklyn Daily/ [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/25/pl-party-line-2016-06-17-bk.html]).
Ms. Cuba's coverage of her lead item continued with this: ".... The Staten Islander and former Brooklyn borough president staffer [Capano] still has to file the paperwork with the Board of Elections and said he is currently looking for a home in the Brooklyn district (a requirement for the office). He may not rest his head here [in Brooklyn's 43rd Counc. Dist] yet, but he has set his sights on potential rivals.
COVERAGE SHIFTS TO CAPANO'S FUED WITH ISLAMIC ACTIVIST LINDA SARSOUR, A DEMOCRAT MENTIONED TO SUCCEED GENTILEThe Brooklyn Daily piece then shifted gears and gave everybody some red meat material to chew on --- ".... Most recently, Capano has been taking it to Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York, who is rumored to be seeking the seat as a Democrat.... Capano is demanding Sarsour step down from her post at the association, because she failed to condemn a Palestinian terrorist that killed four in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 8.... 'There is no reason in the world for it not to be unequivocally condemned,' Capano said...."
After a brief back & forth by Capano and Sarsour about Palestinians, Muslim worship and Israel; Julianne Cuba closed the Capano portion of her column with this: ".... 'If she didn’t have a long history of making extreme statements and basically supporting violence against Israel, I wouldn’t have said anything,' [Capano] said.... Sarsour declined to comment and did not respond to inquiries whether she would run.... 'I am not interested in Bob Capano getting media hits on my back,' [Sarsour] said.
EVEN IF LINDA SARSOUR WASN'T INTERESTED IN COUNTERING BOB'S HITS, OTHER PEOPLE WERE --- LIKE MARTY GOLDEN STAFFER, JOHN QUAGLIONE --- AND AN INTERESTED DEMOCRATI have it on very good authority that John Quaglione responded to the Julianne Cuba piece with the following Tweet:
"John Quaglione @JQuaglione Jun 16
6:41 PM - 16 Jun 2016"
On another front, a solid source inside the Brooklyn Democratic Party told me this: "Not that I don't enjoy Capano's attacks on Sarsour but... she isn't running. Capano should be aiming his fire at Peter Abbate...."
MEANWHILE, EATON & CAPANO WORK THE ROOM AT A BAY RIDGE MANOR 68TH PCT. EVENT --- SHOUT-OUT TO BOB CAPANO BY HONOREE --- NEITHER MARTY NOR ANY OF GOLDEN'S USUAL SUBJECTS WERE ANYWHERE IN SIGHTLast night, many community leaders and police officers from the 68th Precinct were in attendance for a major Bay Ridge event held at the Bay Ridge Manor. It was a farewell party for the Deputy Inspector of the 68 Precinct, Ray Festino, and 68th Pct. Community Council President Ilene Sacco.
Notably, in attendance were Craig Eaton and Bob Capano, who arrived together and sat together. More important, at various times during the event, they "worked the room" together. Also according to my source, an old Bay Ridge wag, none of the Golden political crew were anywhere to be found.
During her remarks, Ilene Sacco credited Bob Capano with putting together a team ten years ago, that included her and some others in attendance, to help lead the 68th Pct. Community Council when others, whose interests weren't the purest, wanted to take it over.