..... and Liam McCabe
The Donovan-Grimm primary for congress is shaping up as another surrogate fight involving Marty Golden and his crew up against Liam McCabe and his crew
After running him over like he was a little old lady in 2017, Marty actually looks and sounds like he is going to the mattresses for two GOP primaries in a row against Liam McCabe
There's a lot at stake in this year's GOP primary for congress, and a lot of it has little to do with who will represent the GOP as it's congressional candidate for the Southwest Brooklyn seat now held by Dan Donovan. For two primaries in a space of less than seven months, Golden is doing some serious work for a side without his name being on the ballot in any way; in 2017 it was for John Quaglione for City Council and in 2018 it is for Dan Donovan for the U.S. Congress.
By now, all of you should have gotten the Marty Golden robocalls and/or the personal but official-looking letter, specially made to look like it's from the "Office" of New York State Senator Golden. So far, it looks like Marty is going all-in for Donovan to carry the Brooklyn end of the congressional district.
Without a doubt, the real fight for all the world to see is if Marty Golden can stop Mike Grimm from carrying Brooklyn, which it looks like he is going to do. That's very much how it was when Grimm first ran for the seat in a GOP primary several years back in 2010 against Michael Allegretti, when Golden strongly backed Allegretti. But this time the real kicking and knifing under the table isn't between the Marty-controlled Brooklyn GOP and the old LaGuardia Club, it's between Marty's guys and those in it for Grimm aligned with Liam McCabe.
Make no mistake about it, if Grimm carries the Brooklyn portion of the two-county congressional district, it will be a real feather in the cap for Liam. That's important because there is already talk of another Brooklyn GOP organizational fight in 2019 due to the very weak performance of Ted Ghorra as County Chairman ( BTW, I don't think that his phoned-in support in the Grimm-Donovan race will count for anything). It's obvious that Golden doesn't want Liam to rebuild any momentum whatsoever, especially after Marty's helping to crush the lad in his 2017 primary tilt against John Quaglione.
Well, with less than five days to go, let's see what happens next.