Marc Molinaro, the GOP candidate for Governor, who is conducting “Town Hall” events all around New York State, chose the nearby venue of Richmond Town for his first foray into NYC
The absence of any Brooklyn GOP or Conservative Party representation at the first NYC “Town Hall” appearance of the GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Marc Molinaro highlights the disorganization and alienation of Marty Golden’s entire Brooklyn operation
The latest crises with speed-cams and BRFB
complaints apparently have completely diverted the attention and manpower of the entire Marty
Golden team --- a major GOP and intra-party event was
completely blown by both the Brooklyn Republican and Conservative Party
Tonight, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the Republican, Conservative and Reform Parties candidate for NYS Governor held his first “Town Hall Meeting” in New York City at the Columbian Hall, 397 Clarke Avenue, Richmond Town, on Staten Island. The candidate spoke for about twenty (20) minutes; and then Mr. Molinaro went on for about another forty (40) minutes taking a variety of questions from a crowd of over a hundred (100+). Originally scheduled at the Old Courthouse in Richmond Town, the larger than expected crowd required the short move to the larger Columbian Hall nearby.
Also at the event were Congressman Dan Donovan, Assemblywoman Nicole Mallotakis, City Council Member Joe Borelli, Member of the Assembly Ron Castorina, NYS Reform Party Chairman Curtis Sliwa, Staten Island Reform Party Chairman Frank Morano and Brooklyn Reform Party Chairman Bob Capano.
Quite notably, neither State Senator Martin Golden nor Kings County GOP Chairman Ted Ghorra showed up; and there was no other representation from the Brooklyn Republican or Conservative Parties either.
Bob Capano was the only Brooklyn party official from any of the parties endorsing Marc Molinaro who attended the event. Thankfully he represented Brooklyn ably and was well received by all of the Republican officials there --- including warm greetings and felicitations from GOP Candidate Molinaro and his small entourage.
I have also been informed that while Bob Capano worked the room and was in all his glory; a big point was repeatedly made that the Brooklyn GOP seemed to be in complete disarray at the present time. Many of the Staten Island GOPers openly agreed, with others it was more sotto voce.