---- While others only seemed to be waiting around for what’s at the End of the Rainbow
Capano, McCabe & Brannan get an earned media boost from the “Kings County Politics” blog for talking on the issues --- others take a pass
Some candidates are doing “early campaigning” --- and others, like Abbate &
Quaglione, seem to be content with their “entitlement” approach, just wishing & waiting for their
>>> GREAT COME AND GET IT DAY.<<<
Lately, all the buzz has been about fund raisers, fundraising, possible matching funds and the filings by the 2017 City Council campaigns of their March 2017 disclosures. That’s why, Stephen Witt’s weekend piece on the KCP blog about Bob Capano, Will/Liam McCabe and Justin Brannan was such a breath of fresh air.
CAPANO, MC CABE AND BRANNAN
As told in the Kings County Politics piece: Capano talked about waste and bad resource allocation in the City Hospitals; Brannan was a little closer to home and every Bay Ridgeites’ pocketbook, demamding answers from the MTA about R-train subway service and how the MTA justifies the coming rate increases; and Mr. McCabe has been discussing how into multi-family units place financial and other burdens on neighboring residents and the entire infrastructure throughout the Council District where he is running (See “Capano, Brannan, McCabe Talk Issues” by Stephen Witt, 3/11/17, Kings County Politics/ Notes From The Campaign Desk [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/capano-brannan-mccabe-talk-issues/]).
QUAGLIONE AND ABBATE
Meanwhile a couple of the other >>> ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES <<< seemed content to sit on their …. LAURELS….. For some reason these >>> LEGACY CANDIDATES <<< named Peter Abbate and John Quaglione are approaching this City Council race with some sense of >>> ENTITLEMENT <<< as if spending years and years on a public payroll is reason enough for people to vote for them to spend even more years on a bigger public payroll. You see if either the Republican John Quaglione or the Democrat Peter Abbate were to get elected, the would get an immediate bump in their base public employee salaries ---- and here’s the kicker --- after a few years, if either Quaglione or Abbate were to be elected to the City Council, the would get a huge increase to their pensions >>> ESPECIALLY ASSEMBLYMAN ABBATE (many are saying that’s his only reason to be running for the Council).