Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quaglione suddenly “ANNOUNCES” that he is a candidate for the City Council --- ON THE MORNING OF LIAM MC CABE’S BIG NIGHT

John Quaglione just did the quirkiest “roll-out” of a campaign I’ve ever seen  ---  just a naked Facebook post and an E-mail ---  no run-up, no event, no fanfare  ---  AND  --- minimal impact


Here’s the long and the short of it from JQ:
“I am excited to announce that I am entering the 2017 race for New York City Council's 43rd District, which encompasses Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst. I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have begun the process of filing the necessary paperwork and will officially launch my campaign soon.
Over the last couple of months, many people have encouraged me to enter this year's race. I am grateful for this indication of early support which was so important to the campaign when I ran four years ago. Many of you may remember what I said then, and I will say it again now, because I still believe that we can do better.
I will soon begin to outline my vision to improve and make our community stronger for all of us. But I can not do this alone and that is why I hope you will join my team. I know this is going to be a great campaign!”
(See  John Qualione @john.quaglione   February 2 at 9:00am [https://www.facebook.com/john.quaglione]).

I suspect that there is much less here than meets the eye…..

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Quaglione got 34% of the vote last time in an embarrassing landslide loss the kind of which no other Republican in the history of Bay Ridge city council elections had seen before. His rationale for running is weaker than Bob Capano's. But the conservatives won't leave a penny off the table and will make sure they can squeeze every last nickel out of McCabe and Quaglione. That's the only reason they convinced John to run again even with Liam in the race, it is all about the money for them. No job left behind...

Anonymous said...

McCabe obviously threatened John and didnt want Marty Golden folks jumping to McCabe

Anonymous said...

Quaglione is the ultimate establishment candidate.

Anonymous said...

What does it say about the Republican "establishment" that the last time John Quaglione ran he didn't have a primary opponent and still got crushed losing by almost 40 points?

Anonymous said...

If its a 3 way race Quag comes in third place.

If a 4th candidate runs Quag comes in 4th place.

Anonymous said...

Paul Massey Mayoral race will be the November surprise

Anonymous said...

Quag broke the record for being the GOP biggest loser. Haven't we had enough?

Anonymous said...

By Quaglione running & losing big to McCabe & Capano- it will really be an embarassment to Marty Golden

Anonymous said...

Capano and McCabe are both poor candidates, but Quaglione's scumbag move of announcing the same day as Liam to steal his thunder makes them a thousand times more appealing than Q.

Anonymous said...

Marty Golden doesn't care who wins as long as he gets a piece of the pie. Even if Capano wins they will make a deal with him. Already the conservatives are trying to string Capano along that they are going to help him. The best thing that can happen for the Republican party to have any chance of winning seats is freeing itself from the chains of the conservatives. They talk about Republican candidates not being conservative enough and then give their line to David Greenfield. The jig is up.

Anonymous said...

To commenter at 11:12

I don't disagree with you but considering the people advising him I'm surprised he didn't link negative articles about Bob and Liam and hurl a few personal insults at the end of his announcement.

Anonymous said...

Well if Quaglione did this today to screw McCabe, I guess it is no longer a mystery whos sent those anonymous emails atttacking McCabe & Capano... I assume we can all at least agree on that!!

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "STEALING MC CABE'S THUNDER" EDITION

TAKING A PAGE OUT OF THE CAPANO PLAY-BOOK, JOHN QUAGLIONE'S ANNOUNCEMENT GETS SOME "EARNED MEDIA" AND KUDOS FOR GETTING THE SPOTLIGHT OFF OF HIS NEAREST & DEAREST NEMESIS, LIAM MC CABE

BRIGHT LIGHTS -- BIG CITY: ARTICLE ABOUT MR. Q'S "ANNOUNCEMENT" APPEARS ON THE EAGLE WEB PAGE ON THE INTERNET -- ALL BEFORE MC CABE GETS A CHANCE TO KICK-OFF HIS OWN CAMPAIGN


It's there for all the world to see "Quaglione announces City Council run" --- and all of it before Liam McCabe's [announcement ???] bash tonight at the Lief ( See "Quaglione announces City Council run" by Paula Katinas, 2/2/17, Brooklyn Daily Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/2/2/quaglione-announces-city-council-run]).

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "PS" EDITION

I GUESS I HAVE TO TAKE BACK THAT "MINIMAL IMPACT" REMARK IN THE SUB-HEADING OF MY MAIN POST ABOVE

JOHN QUAGLIONE'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS WELL BEYOND "MINIMAL IMPACT"


Enough said !!!

Anonymous said...

Scumbag move by quaglione

Anonymous said...



Oh hell no.

Not again!$^#%#^

Anonymous said...

The only problem with Quaglione's candidacy is that Georgia has to remain in constant possession of the sacred talisman that keeps him animate. Without it, he reverts back to a block of wood.

Anonymous said...

The problem here is the fact that Golden's chief of staff and puppeteer is Kassar....and they control what Golden says and does, because quite frankly he is illiterate without them. So now you have McCabe who is Kassars boy and Q who is Marty's boy running against each other. What a disgrace. Cant Golden and Kassar even talk this out and agree on one of them? They will pull from the same exact group of people. This is why having the Cons Pty Kings County Chair as your chief of staff is the wrong move. They are all whores and will get what they deserve in the end. John, you are a nice young man. Look at all of your friends who attended Liam's big shabang last night. Doesn't that tell you something? You are surrounded by back stabbing pieces of _ _ _ _. You should have learned a long time ago that Golden is a back stabber....and is not loyal to anyone but the almighty dollar.

Anonymous said...

I even saw a picture of Ted Ghorra at the event..what is it with his look? He always poses for the camera in that same funny way.....very strange dude.

And I hear that a lot of people say he has a very large ego.....but for what?

Hasn't he figured out that he is just a puppet yet?

Anonymous said...

Ted Ghorra will be the winner of this Rep. primary for all to see.

Anonymous said...

I saw Ted Ghorra at McCabe's event last night and he has told others in Bay Ridge that the Brooklyn GOP is "not endorsing a candidate in any repub primaries". I guess when Golden waives his golden wand and Ghorra must endorse Quag, then Kassar will not be very happy.....what an odd fellow - the commentator above was right. There is something very odd about him.

This will be funny as Capano slides right into victory while Liam and Quag fight over the Golden-Kassar crumbs.

Cant wait....

Anonymous said...

Come on guys. Don't you know having John and Liam compete is all part of the plan? More money and jobs for conservative hacks and whoever wins the primary has to have the same conservative party operatives and hacks on the payroll. At the same time if Abbate runs they make a deal with him about the no show jobs and its a win win for the party. Ghorra is the biggest puppet in all of this. He actually thinks he has a role and that relevant people care what he thinks.