[Let’s pretend that I put in all the lyrics to “Something’s Coming” from “West Side Story” -- right here]
The dueling fund raisers might be a >>> make-or-break
moment <<< in the campaigns of either or both of these Republican candidates
for the City Council from the 43rd District
John Quaglione’s fund raising event is the one at Positano with the “big ticket” pricing; the “Tickets” to Johnny Cake's bash are going for $125.00 and $250.00.
Liam McCabe’s affair seems a little more down-home and open-ended at Chef Andrea’s on 13th Avenue.
Quaglione obviously likes to take-in his $$$$ donations in big gulps, just like his boss. However, as one of my old friends, back in the day, liked to say --- “The question begs…” --- Actually “The questions beg...” --- How many high-rollers will fork-over the bigger $$$$ in exchange for the good veal ? ? ? --- AND --- What would Quaglione’s higher-rolling guests be expecting to get for their $250 & $125 investments in intra-party Republican democracy ? ? ?
On the other hand, tomorrow night’s money-grubber (get the double use of “grubber” ?) will go a ways to answer some of the questions about McCabe’s abilities to drum-up campaign $$$$..... Those questions are somewhat more straight-forward than the ones directed at/to Quaglione, above. How many of the folks behind McCabe’s more populist-style campaign are willing to put their money where Will/Liam’s mouth is ? ? ? --- AND --- What will McCabe’s net-take-away in available primary campaign spendolas be ? ? ?