Fiorello LaGuardia Club Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro Announces Candidacy for Brooklyn GOP Chair
In a stunning development, Arnaldo Ferraro, Executive Chairman of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization and a giant in Republican politics for years, is now the first to openly and directly challenge The Duke of Bay Ridge, current Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton, at this year’s County Committee Convention. The statement was made at www.laguardiarepublicanclub.org.
In a statement released on September 25th, Dr. Ferraro stated:
“As the former and last Republican Assemblyman in Brooklyn, I have decided to run for the Party position of Chairman of the Kings County Republican County Committee. As the former Vice-Chairman of the Brooklyn Republican Party, I have worked with several County Chairmen, except the current one, Craig Eaton, who has chosen to keep me out of the activities of the Brooklyn Republican Party. I have had 40 years of active participation in the political affairs of our borough.”
Ferraro, who (according to a verifiable source) has four times more experience than Chairman Eaton’s years as a registered Republican, goes on to outline his lengthy involvement in GOP politics here in Brooklyn:
“The most relevant instances of my participation in affairs of our party are as follows: In 1984, when Chairman Fred Panteleone chose me and targeted my Assembly race in the 49AD against an incumbent Democratic Assemblyman. I won that for our Party. In 1993, I was asked by the late Arthur Bramwell to run against the 49 AD District Leader, Robert DiCarlo, who was also the County Chairman. I defeated DiCarlo who went on to be removed from his Chairmanship of the Party. Subsequently, when Arthur Bramwell resigned, I supported Hy Singer in his fight to become County Chairman.”
Dr. Ferraro then announces what we at Atlas have been reporting for months–that our party has fallen apart under The Duke:
“I can safely tell you that this is the worst our Party has ever been. Despite this, current Chairman Craig Eaton continues to push people like me, and so many of you, out of the Brooklyn Republican Party! And we continue to lose…. Now, I need your help and support in order to rescue our beleaguered Party and restore it to its glory days when the duly elected District Leaders had an impact in setting its goals and policy and were recognized as the true pillars and champions of the Republican Party.”
Thanks to the comment from FIORELLO LAGUARDIA REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION on our site, which informed us of this astounding development.
John Galt will be evaluating Dr. Ferraro’s prospects this weekend, so BE SURE TO COME BACK TO ATLAS!