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As New GOP Threats Are Made Against Her District, 49th AD District Leader Regina-Potter Receives Right-to-Life Endorsement

February 17, 2010

It’s nice to see Republican women getting noticed in Brooklyn. It seems to happen so rarely.

49th AD District Leader Lucretia Regina-Potter, who is running for State Assembly in that same district, recently received an endorsement from the New York State Right to Life Committee, we recently learned. While many of us at Atlas are libertarians and generally don’t get involved with social issues (which are best left to the individual’s discretion), it is nice to see someone like Ms. Regina-Potter getting the attention that some candidates in the Brooklyn GOP truly deserve.

Unfortunately, on the same day that we learned of this endorsement, a fresh threat from a familiar District Leader against the 49th AD leadership was stated to Atlas.

Here is the text of the endorsement:

January 22, 2010 – The New York State Right to Life Committee has endorsed Lucretia Regina-Potter, Republican/Conservative candidate for the 49th State Assembly District.

In a letter sent to Lucretia’s campaign, the Right to Life Committee informed her:

We are very pleased to announce the New York State Right to Life Political Committee endorsement of your candidacy in the race for the 49th Assembly District in the fall 2010 elections.

We sincerely appreciate your enthusiastic commitment to the pro-life cause!

You have been a tireless advocate for unborn children, the dependent elderly, people with disabilities and all innocent and vulnerable members of the human family who are continually threatened by the current culture.

On behalf the vulnerable and those of us seeking to protect them, we wish you a successful campaign and we hope to be working with you next year in the New York State Assembly.

We wish you all the best in this race!

Sincerely,

Barbara Meara, Political Committee Director

Debra Cody, Political Action Coordinator

***

You may recall Ms. Regina Potter was attacked on this blog by unsuccessful City Council candidate Bob Capano’s campaign manager Russell Gallo (who is apparently a District Leader, as well). He also threatened “regime change” in the 49th Assembly District, since the 49th AD leadership challenged irrelevant Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton by endorsing Arnaldo Ferraro for party chairman.

In a recent email to Atlas, Gallo said: “As for the 49th, they will get what they deserve. It wouldn’t be fun if I told you what’s in store for them.”

These are exactly the kinds of tactics that we here at Atlas abhor. These Tammany style attacks and secret subversions are what are killing good politics in our city. When I see a sitting District Leader make comments like that, it makes my head spin.

And it would seem the party establishment has nothing more to add on the issue. They have failed to investigate or repair any of the damage that has been caused by this discord among the splinter cells that comprise the Brooklyn GOP. They continue to pretend that all is well, when in fact things are going terribly wrong.

We will continue to monitor this story and give it the light of day.

***

Otherwise, I personally wish Ms. Regina-Potter well in her endeavors!

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18 Comments
  1. Hustle Shallow permalink
    February 17, 2010 3:53 pm

    Why am I not surprised to see Gallo in hot water again? Sick.

    • Bruno permalink
      February 18, 2010 11:15 pm

      This Russell Gallo character is obviously wound way too tight. It has been alleged that Mr.Gallo carries a gun and his demeanor is often threatening and intimidating to those that he thinks disagree with him. Russell Gallo needs to resign or be removed immediately, he has become a severe liability to the Brooklyn Republican Party and is perhaps on the verge of “going postal”.

      The 49th AD leadership, especially Ms. Regina-Potter, should look into obtaining a restraining or protection order against Russell Gallo.
      Maybe this will avoid a future tragedy…..

      Note to Russell Gallo: NOBODY LIKES A BULLY-ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A GUN

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero permalink
    February 17, 2010 8:24 pm

    I’m not a Right to Life Party supporter.

    As a Libertarian minded Republican, I’m pro-choice. However, I support the rights of Right to Lifers to politically express their viewpoints.

    There links bewlow are relevant to the subject. I encourage people all sides of the debate to learn and listen to views you are not always comfortable hearing and exploring.

    http://www.nysrighttolife.org/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Right_to_Life_Party

    http://www.republicansforchoice.com/

  3. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    February 18, 2010 9:01 am

    MTC,

    I believe that the endorsement of Lucretia Regina-Potter, to which you referred in your posting, was not by the New York State RTL Party but by the New York State Right-to-Life Committee. Nonetheless, your comments are otherwise right-on-point (I love-to-hyphenate).

    Otherwise in the 49th AD, some of my close associates have pointed out to me that Democrat incumbent assembly-person in the 49th Peter Abbate recently switched his position on a key piece of legislation called “The Child Protection Act”. This is the “Markey” Statute of Limitations bill, which the 49th AD assembly-person had once co-sponsored. The “Child Protection Act” would have provided for an open airing for complaints by– and an opportunity for justice for– the under-age victims of sexual abuse against individuals and other entities at schools, churches and other institutions.

    Peter Abbate, in a move that showed his “true grit”, switched his support from the “Markey” bill to a bill that some of us call “The Pedophile-Priest Protection and Enabling Act”.

    Peter Abbate’s “Profile in Courage” came after arm twisting by his Democrat County Leader and threats by Brooklyn’s Catholic Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. I’m sure that Mr. Abbate’s reasons (actually canned explanations) are based more on practicality and expediency thanmorality and justice.

    Keep watching for later postings on this and other issues.

  4. Marcus Tullius Cicero permalink
    February 18, 2010 10:35 am

    This link below may be of interest to those citizen voters who are interested in reading more about Right to Life and abortion issues.

    http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=4089

    W.T.D.: “I believe that the endorsement of Lucretia Regina-Potter, to which you referred in your posting, was not by the New York State RTL Party but by the New York State Right-to-Life Committee.”

    M.T.C.: I’m not sure if the NYS RTL “Party” and “Committee” are two separate entities. I’m inclined to believe they are one and the same.

    The NYS RTL Committee is an affiliate of the national organization, located on the WWW at http://www.nrlc.org/

    Single issue parties are difficult to manage and have limited power, although they can certainly bring to the surface particular issues and thus create more debate and news.
    I think of another single issue party such as the “MMP” (Cannabis legalization, medical purposes, etc.). MMP goals may sometimes parallel some opinions of libertarian minded Republicans. Does anyone care to comment and give analysis?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana_Reform_Party

    http://stopthedrugwar.org/

  5. Alexandra Rojas permalink
    February 18, 2010 12:51 pm

    http://lucretiaregina-potter.com/

    I encourage citizen voters in the 49th A.D. of Kings County to visit Lucretia’s campaign website. She has terrific ideas and strong, principled stands on various important political and social issues. If elected, she will help advance a reform agenda.

    Compare and contrast Lucretia to some of the current dead weight and waste in the NYS Assembly.

    Do you know of current Assembly Member Ann Margaret Carrozza of the 26th A.D. of Queens? Ann Margaret Carrozza is a fine example of why that august legislative body needs new assembly member, reform and positive changes. Capecia?

    As the Daily News first reported July 15, no state lawmaker missed more session time than Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Queens). Carrozza this year (2009) was absent 44 sessions, or 64% of the time. She has lots of company.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/07/15/2009-07-15_posh_pols_latest_woes_her_abysmal_attendance_record.html

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/07/27/2009-07-27_pols_mansiongate_ag_probing_baysides_carrozza_after_news_story_of_li_home.html

    http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2009/07/18/2009-07-18_lost_in_space_assemblywoman_carrozza_has_left_her_district_and_should_leave_offi.html

    http://www.carrozzawatch.com/

  6. Colleen permalink
    February 18, 2010 9:06 pm

    Go Regina-Potter!! Don’t let those bastards bring you down!

  7. Sexier Republicana permalink
    February 18, 2010 10:17 pm

    Regina-Potter seems like a good woman who cares deeply about her community and the Republican party. Why is it when strong women step up to the plate, especially in Brooklyn, most men in politcs feel so threatened? These men must suffer from severe inadequacies.
    What is the Jiggles’ obsession with Regina-Potter’s body?
    Typical reaction to wanting something they can never have.

    Get them sister!
    Good Luck Girlfriend!

    Hi Cicero wherever you are……

  8. Marcus Tullius Cicero permalink
    February 19, 2010 2:42 pm

    This link below may be of interest to those citizen voters who are interested in reading more about Right to Life and abortion issues.

    http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=4089

    W.T.D.: “I believe that the endorsement of Lucretia Regina-Potter, to which you referred in your posting, was not by the New York State RTL Party but by the New York State Right-to-Life Committee.”

    M.T.C.: I’m not sure if the NYS RTL “Party” and “Committee” are two separate entities. I’m inclined to believe they are one and the same.

    The NYS RTL Committee is an affiliate of the national organization, located on the WWW at http://www.nrlc.org/

    Single issue parties are difficult to manage and have limited power, although they can certainly bring to the surface particular issues and thus create more debate and news.

    I think of another single issue party such as the “MMP” (Cannabis legalization, medical purposes, etc.). MMP goals may sometimes parallel some opinions of libertarian minded Republicans. Does anyone care to comment and give analysis?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana_Reform_Party

    http://stopthedrugwar.org/

  9. M.T.C. permalink
    February 19, 2010 6:24 pm

    This link below may be of interest to those citizen voters who are interested in reading more about Right to Life and abortion issues.

    http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_detail.php?r_id=4089

    W.T.D.: “I believe that the endorsement of Lucretia Regina-Potter, to which you referred in your posting, was not by the New York State RTL Party but by the New York State Right-to-Life Committee.”

    M.T.C.: I’m not sure if the NYS RTL “Party” and “Committee” are two separate entities. I’m inclined to believe they are one and the same.

    The NYS RTL Committee is an affiliate of the national organization, located on the WWW at http://www.nrlc.org/

    Single issue parties are difficult to manage and have limited power, although they can certainly bring to the surface particular issues and thus create more debate and news.

    I think of another single issue party such as the “MMP” (Cannabis legalization, medical purposes, etc.). MMP goals may sometimes parallel some opinions of libertarian minded Republicans. Does anyone care to comment and give analysis?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana_Reform_Party

    http://stopthedrugwar.org/

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