What is the new NYS Conservative Party Chairman up to ???
I think that Stephen Witt missed his chance at a really big scoop with his KCP article --- "Golden Weighs Options For Rubber Match With Gounardes"......
The article, which strongly quoted from Jerry Kassar's remarks made during an interview with KCP, focused on two or three races in districts that include big stretches of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, lower Bensonhurst and other areas, are quite specific about the goings on with Marty Golden and his former district, and much less so about the other races
The real scoop is that Kassar had so much to say about Marty Golden and the NYS Senate going forward --- especially the parts where Kassar said: 1) Marty Golden might NOT be the GOP-Conservative Party candidate in 2020; 2) Marty Golden doubts that the Republicans will be able to regain control of the NYS Senate after the 2020 elections; and 3) that Marty Golden would have to give up a very big job with the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens in order to run
Here is everything that Kassar had to say about next year's state senate contest in the Southwest Brooklyn district now represented in the NYS Senate by Democrat Andrew Gounardes:
“.... 'Marty has not made a decision yet. We’ve been talking to him, and he’s not sure yet, as he has a very good job with the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens,' said Kassar, who served at Golden’s chief of staff when he was in the senate.... Kassar said besides having a good job, Golden does have concerns about Republicans taking back the senate. 'The Senate [minority Republicans] will make gains next year but I suspect it will be difficult [for them] to take back the majority,' said Kassar.... Kassar said if Golden decides against running, the Conservative Party/GOP has every intention of running someone else, and there are several people asking around and showing interest if Golden decides against running.... 'There are certain community activists from Bay Ridge to Gerretsen Beach to Marine Park that feel for one reason or another that Andrew [Gounardes] is not doing a good job,” said Kassar. “I feel strongly his [Gounardes] voting record is not consistent with the majority of the people in the district. Andrew’s progressiveness wants to be fair handed, but it’s fair handed towards progressives.'...”
(See ""Golden Weighs Options For Rubber Match With Gounardes" by Stephen Witt, 8/28/19, King County Politics Blog [https://www.kingscountypolitics.com/golden-weighs-options-for-rubber-match-with-gounardes/]).