Did any of the announced Republican candidates for public
office advance their campaigns 20% toward a win at the finish line on primary
During the last month, did anybody in any faction inside the Republican Party infrastructure
advance the GOP as a whole 20%, or even the standing of their own faction inside the party, toward a
goal of organizing and/or re-organizing the party in September ???
Let’s start with the candidates citywide --- well, let’s say that a 20% improvement on an infinitesimally small number might be impossible to observe and measure. For example, the little bit of talk about Nicole Malliotakis possibly being interested in a run for mayor was possibly a 20% uptick in the news about GOP mayoral candidates….. Like I said, very difficult to observe, much less measure. As for the NYC Public Advocate and NYC Comptroller races --- it’s like we’re at a crickets’ late summer symphony.
The county-wide races in Brooklyn have been a wasteland for years; so, 20% of nothing is nothing. That means as far as the GOP is concerned, everything is right on track for picking BP and DA candidates from the Democrat’s or Conservative’s list, or something becoming really typical, leaving the lines blank.
So far in 2017, the City Council candidacies are a huuuuuuuge embarrassment for the GOP….. There is a contested primary in only one of Brooklyn’s council districts, the 43rd; and I know of only one other declared Republican candidate for the NY City Council in one other council district, who has registered and is campaigning. Needless to say, the contested seat in the 43rd Counc. Dist. has generated the most interest and gotten the most coverage --- but in April, 2017, the contestants appear to have cut back their activities 40 to 50% rather than advance their image and brand 20%..... (It reminds me of overhearing a consultant advising one of the candidates late this winter --- that brilliant sage advised one of the three candidates in the 43rd Counc. Dist. that there was nothing much to do until petitioning, except some fund raising and getting your name in the papers. I must have missed that adviser’s sit-downs with the other two candidates, because all three seem to be reading from his playbook.) Maybe, the next financial filings will show that everybody was busy as bees fund-raising in April (but, I’m not holding my breath on that one).
Now, for the Kings County Republican Party’s organizing efforts throughout Brooklyn. Everybody’s stealth campaigns to organize the NY State and Kings County Committees have been 100% successful in attaining their goals for stealth…..