The May 2017 report to the New York City Campaign Finance Board will be point to the directions all the City Council campaigns in the 43rd Council District will be headed going into petitioning
I was at Bob Capano's Casa Calamari event last night --- it appeared to be a modest success --- several Republican State Committee members (GOP District Leaders) were in the house --- John Catsimatidis was a late scratch --- Craig Eaton laid out the path ahead, which included Bob Capano's Campaign for City Council and so much more.....
Last week, I laid out a few necessary benchmarks for Bob Capano's campaign going forward.....
So far, so good. Last night's political get-together for Bob Capano showed that he could fill the rather small venue with what looked like a nice little crowd in the 40-to-50 range; and that Capano could pick a place and have a generous proprietor who personally helped pass out the tasty food and appropriate drink in comfortable surroundings that worked well with the event format. One of the funny moments of the evening happened when Justin Brannan walked by on Third Avenue with some friends --- Brannan waved in at the Capano folks and several of us waved back.
From here on in, it gets very technical very fast.
The May disclosures to the finance board are a key barometer of what to expect going forward; and all of the campaigns will be judged on the numbers that are reflected in the May NYCCFB reports.
Campaign structures and organization will need to run effective petitioning campaigns. At least two GOP district leaders told Bob Capano and Craig Eaton that they needed to have Bob Capano's name on a single petition with all of the other county- and city-wide candidates included, with the names of State Committee candidates for each AD, along with spaces for County Committee in each ED.