John Quaglione, Lucretia Potter, Robert Capano and Liam McCabe are all reaching out to touch somebody --- and hopefully motivate and maximize their Primary Day turnouts
The mail is falling into my mailbox fast and furious --- separated only by my mail carrier's ability to pick it up and bring it to me. My phone's been ringing with real live people calling me and asking over and over whether I will "... talk about..." "...consider voting for..." and/or "...be counted on to vote for..." one particular candidate (BTW, that was three (3) separate calls from yesterday alone). I also received two different survey calls about this City Council race in the 43rd District.
All of the GOP candidates for City Council in the 43rd Council District in 2017 had their individual reasons to come into the race when each of them did. Even before active campaigning, either at the beginnings of their organizing or shortly thereafter, they all identified their personal goals, targets and objectives for their 2017 races. Some assembled inner circles of seasoned and established pros, others relied, for good or ill, on what was already there in place. In any case, all four candidates put together campaigns that were best for them and attaining success as they defined "success."
My observations (including the buzz I'm getting from my BSIs in the 43rd Council District, and conversations with most of the Republican candidates and a couple of the Democrats too) show me that all four Republican candidates clearly seem to be firmly on their personally selected paths to success in 2017.
What they will achieve by and after Primary Day is yet to be seen. There can only be one "elected" Republican candidate for City Council to contest for the seat now held by Democrat Vinny Gentile. However, all four GOP candidates are to be commended for putting forth their candidacies in credible and creditable ways. There have been sort of "big campaigns" and sort of "modest campaigns" and one might even have been described as a "solitary campaign"; nonetheless, all of them were "credible and creditable" (I know, I'm quoting myself).