An Asian woman >>> IN ALL WAYS FROM OUTSIDE THE 43RD COUNCIL DISTRICT <<< is most likely to be a Democrat also-ran in the 2017 Democratic Primary. Nonetheless, overall she has raised almost as much money as leading GOP candidate John Quaglione; and in the most recent FCB reporting cycle, she has raised much more than all the Republican candidates in the 43rd Council District combined
THIS ARTICLE WILL MAKE ME VERY FEW FRIENDS AMONG ANY
REPUBLICANS AND/OR CONSERVATIVES
--- BUT SOMETIMES ONE HAS TO
SPEAK TRUTH TO PATHETIC WEAKNESS
The Brooklyn Eagle’s Paula Katinas --- who generally sugar coats things for many Bay Ridge Republican candidates --- has written the first definitive article in this election cycle demonstrating that >>> NO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE HAS MUCH OF A CHANCE <<< to become the NYC Council Member from the 43rd Council District. Ms. Katinas doesn’t say it that way in as many words, but it’s all there in black and white and plain as day anyway.
The Eagle article by Paula Katinas begins like this: "In one fell swoop, Democrat Nancy Tong has propelled herself into the top ranks of candidates running for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat, according to figures from New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) that showed that she raised an impressive $53,650 in campaign donations during the most recent filing period...." (See “Tong fundraising kicks into high gear” by Paula Katinas, 5/18/17, Brooklyn Daily Eagle [https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/5/18/tong-fundraising-kicks-high-gear]). And, mainly, the local journalist’s focus is on Ms. Tong and the Democrats; however, the real bombshell in Paula’s piece about fund raising is what shows about >>> ALL THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES AND THEIR SUPPORTERS…..
THE BURIED LEAD VIS A VIS >>> THE 2017 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
As far as I’m concerned, Paula Katinas buried her lead in the ultimate, penultimate and antepenultimate paragraphs of this article…..
Those last three paragraphs all deal with the Republican candidates in the 43rd Counc. Dist. --- and it ain’t pretty; in fact, it’s more than pretty grim.
Here it is (quoting myself from above, but with more emphasis) “IN BLACK AND WHITE” and “AS PLAIN AS DAY”: “…. On the Republican side of the aisle, John Quaglione, deputy chief of staff to state Sen. Marty Golden, raised $25,947 in the latest filing period and now has a total of $48,858 in overall campaign contributions, according to the CFB…. Liam McCabe, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, raised $4,857 during the filing period and has $25,203 for his campaign overall…. Bob Capano raised $11,755 in the most recent filing period. Capano, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has a total of $18,905 at his disposal.”
For those of you that still don’t get it, let me do the math for you….. The Republican haul in the last cycle for ALL the 43rd district candidates was this: $25,947 plus $4,857 plus $11,755, for a total of $42,559; or to say it another way, and also to put it into context, over eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) less than the amount raised by Democrat Nancy Tong ALONE….
Another very big number is the total cash advantage of the 43rd Council District Democrat candidates over their piss-poor Republican co-contenders. I won’t do the math on that one because I’m sure your heads will all explode if and when you see the actual number.
WHAT DOES IS ALL MEAN ? ? ?
Well, for 2017 for the Republicans and Conservatives in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and some of Bensonhurst; as Frank Sinatra once sang --- “Put your dreams away for another day….”