As 44th Election Closes, Republican-Led Catholic Citizens Committee Distributing Lopez Candidate Greenfield’s Literature
Well, we thought the Republicans were going to sit this one out. After endorsing a no-name candidate who has allegations of fraud against him, we were convinced the party was pursuing some form of hatred against candidate Jonathan Judge or merely sought to support someone who has a very slight chance of winning against liberal Democrat and Golden endorsee David Greenfield.
Now, we find that Catholic Citizens Committee PAC (or CCCP) has been distributing literature for Mr. Greenfield, the same organization that made robocalls for Vito Lopez.
Who is the legal counsel of this organization endorsing Mr. Greenfield, you ask? None other than the Brooklyn GOP Chairman.
Who is the head of the organization? None other than District Leader Martin Cottingham.
Who is the their Chairman of the Board? George Prezioso, a Vice-Chair of the Brooklyn GOP.
And let’s not forget CCCP treasurer John Heyer is the treasurer of the Cathedral Club.
What a disgrace.
So I guess they had no intention to support either Judge or their no name candidate. It was always Vito Lopez and David Greenfield that they were assisting in the shadows.
We are at a loss to understand why a Vito Lopez Democrat like David Greenfield was a better choice for Catholics than Jonathan Judge or even their no-name Republican endorsee. If Greenfield was so conservative, why did the Bay Ridge Republican Party endorse Kenneth Rice and not him? And yet, in spite of endorsing Mr. Rice, the CCCP, comprised of Republican Party “leaders,” endorses and supports Mr. Greenfield.
Obviously, the GOP was trying to save face after a slew of ridiculous embarrassments and continued allegations of Democratic collusion.
Of course, to say they were doing this for principle sake would be a joke. Deals have been made to keep Marty Golden from being challenged by a serious competitor. We have heard that Mike DiSanto, a challenger to Golden, has not been well received by Lopez in his bid to unseat the Senator.
This explains why.
It’s a tragedy that this is what our borough’s politics have come to, but we suspected such abject collusion and dishonesty from our party establishment.
The evidence is so strikingly clear…
And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the new “Democratic-Republican” Party of Brooklyn.