Liam McCabe leads the pack filing a very strong number of signatures at or near Two Thousand (2000)*;
A little off the pace was the early 2017 favorite Bob Capano, with about Thirteen Hundred (1300)* signatures;
In the running as the biggest surprise at this stage of campaigning for the City Council in the 43rd District is Lucretia Regina-Potter, whose Nine Hundred to a Thousand signatures (900-1000)* showed tremendous strength inside the hallmark districts of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club, the 46th A.D. and the 49th A.D., which form the core of the 43rd Council District; and
Definitely, taking the cake as the biggest surprise among the various campaigns' efforts to garner signatures was the Quaglione Campaign, which came in last among the GOP Councilmatic signature gathering operations, with a paltry Eight Hundred Fifty (850)* signatures.....
It is fair to describe and analyze all of this as follows:
Liam McCabe and his campaign over-performed again; this is about the sixth or seventh very well done activity by a campaign that was at the beginning made up from scratch;
In a race where one has to be "... in it to WIN IT..." it sure looks like Lucretia Regina-Potter --- is on the ballot all the way through until the GOP September primary;
Bob Capano did what he needed to do by filing a nominating petition that has enough heft that he almost tripled the signature requirement required under the Election Law; however
When it comes to a colossal underperformance in the very significant campaign metric --- signature gathering --- John Quaglione's team showed that they are all smoke and mirrors. What happened to all of the much-heralded Marty Golden signature gatherers ???
All of the above numbers are approximations of what the four (4) GOP candidates filed as their petitions with the New York City Board of Elections --- the source of those "approximations" is a very senior GOP operative that said they conversed with analysts who did real counts..... The report was as to >>> quantity <<< only. There was specifically NOT ANY OPINION as to the >>> quality <<< of most of the signatures, either as submitted or as analyzed.