Whoduh thunk it !!! ???
Bob Capano and his little Brooklyn Reform Party has become an issue in the Democrat Party primary for the state senate seat now held by Marty Golden
Barkan resorts to extreme left "political correctness" and "guilt by association" in his long-shot campaign against Gounardes --- raising the specter (and a Republican hope) of a hard-left Democrat running against Marty Golden
Now Capano has become city-wide news outside the Republican and Reform parties !!!
THEY SAY THAT --- "EVERY KNOCK IS A BOOST" --- but sometimes you do have to wonder.
According to a hit-piece on Andrew Gounardes by Samar Kurshid in the "Gotham Gazette" --- "As the contested Democratic primary for a southern Brooklyn state Senate seat heats up with less than two months to go, reporter-turned-candidate Ross Barkan is calling out his opponent Andrew Gounardes for accepting the endorsement of the Reform Party and its local leader, Bob Capano, who has a history of anti-immigrant rhetoric.... " (See "In Democratic Senate Primary, Barkan Criticizes Gounardes for Embracing 'Anti-Immigrant' Reform Party Leader" by Samar Kurshid, 7/24/18, Gotham Gazette/ State [http://www.gothamgazette.com/state/7821-in-democratic-senate-primary-barkan-criticizes-gounardes-for-embracing-anti-immigrant-reform-party-leader ]).
The article went on at great length to bash both Capano and Gounardes, with may quotes from Ross Barkan and local "immigration advocates" and agitators like Fatima Elmansy, who has been with both Linda Sarsour and "The Reverend" El Yateem.
No doubt, Ross Barkan has connections in the press world that was his milieu for several years. Now, he appears to be cashing in on those connections with heavy rolling thunder articles like this one.
Barkan's attempts to run to the left of Andrew Gounardes have been by painting his opponent as too close to the conservatives, Trump-Republicans --- and now Capano's Reform Party --- in the upcoming Democrat Primary for the state senate seat held by Conservative-Republican Marty Golden. This seems to be a bare-knuckled and radical strategy given the ethnic and political makeup of the district, however it is a solid one that has roots in recent Democrat trends; and it has worked in a lot of prior Democrat primary races, both recently and historically.