Each of Capano’s Chairmen is, in his own right, a political heavy-weight in Brooklyn and/or NYC Republican politics
Although the specific organizational aspects of Capano’s Committee won’t be finalized for a little while, Bobby C. did indicate to me that all four would be equals as “Honorary Chairmen”
--- However --- probably one would actually perform all of the functions of a “Chairman”; and another would certainly be functioning as Capano's “Finance Chairman”
--- The remaining two would also have significant functions largely involving outreach and public relations
--- AND --- all four would perform all types of across the board liaison(s) with the various Republican City-wide campaigns in 2017
Tonight on the “Vito & Vito” weekly podcast (See .”The Vito & Vito Show” with Vito DiGiovanni and Vito Palmeri, 1013/16 [http://www.vitoandvito.com/p/listen-live.html]), Bob Capano announced the Co-Chairmen of his 2017 Campaign Committee, “ Bob Capano – City Council – New Leadership.” --- The named co-chairmen are Craig Eaton, John Catsimatidis, Bob Turner and Curtis Sliwa.
BOB WENT TO HIS LONG TERM GOP CONTACTS
No doubt, Bob Capano used his long-time contacts and good will inside the Brooklyn and NYC GOP to come up with this Blue Ribbon panel of GOP luminaries. It had long been expected that Craig Eaton and John Catsimatidis would be intrinsic to any run by Bob in 2016 or 2017. Capano, Eaton and Catsimatidis all worked closely on “The Cat’s” 2013 run for mayor, during which John Catsimatidis almost won the Republican primary.
The others were also well-known to have had long-term associations with Mr. Capano. Bob Capano ran an office for Bob Turner during Mr. Turner’s tenure as a U.S. Congressman from Brooklyn and Queens until his district was wiped out by the NYS Legislature (including the GOP controlled State Senate). Curtis Sliwa’s relationship with Bob might actually be the most longstanding, going back to Bob’s days as President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, and Sliwa’s own quest for political office in the day.
Also on tonight’s “Vito & Vito Show,” Capano discussed his new campaign website and various topics that he has been dealing with lately --- like his personal and on-line opposition to the proposed NYC-paid-for sanitary heroin shooting galleries; and the now-suddenly-upon-us “bag tax” at supermarkets.