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GOP Convention Update: Levy Out, Lazio In

June 2, 2010

The NYGOP Convention is going on, and its a wild one. The vote on Lazio/Levy/Paladino was big, with 42% saying YES  to Lazio and 57% saying NO.

Here are the overall and county-by-county results for the gubernatorial candidates, brought to us by Celeste Katz at the Daily Politics Blog:

Mermel 4.36%
Paladino 7.89%
Levy 28.12 %
Lazio 59.6%


ALBANY – LAZIO – YES TO AUTHORIZE LEVY
ALLEGENY – LEVY – YES
BRONX – LEVY – YES
BROOME – LAZIO – PASS – NO
CATTARAUGUS – PASS – LEVY – YES
CAYUGA – MERMEL – YES
CHAUTAUQUA – LAZIO – NO
CHEMUNG – LEVY – NO
CHENANGO – LAZIO – NO
CLINTON – SPLIT – YES
COLUMBIA – LEVY – YES
CORTLAND – MERMEL – YES
DELAWARE – LEVY – YES
DUTCHESS – SPLIT – PASS – SPLIT
ERIE – PALADINO – SPLIT
ESSEX – LAZIO – NO
FRANKLIN – LEVY – YES
FULTON – LEVY – YES
GENNESSEE – SPLIT – NO
GREENE – LAZIO – NO
HAMILTON – LAZIO – NO
HERKIMER – LAZIO – NO
JEFFERSON – SPLIT – YES
KINGS – LAZIO (42 for mermel, poll leaders in 49th) – SPLIT
LEWIS – – SPLIT
LIVINGSTON – – YES

MONROE – LAZIO – NO
MONTGOMERY – LAZIO – NO
NASSAU – LAZIO – NO
NEW YORK – SPLIT – SPLIT
NIAGARA – LAZIO – NO
ONEIDA – LAZIO – NO
ONONDAGA – LEVY – YES
ONTARIO – LEVY – YES
ORANGE – LAZIO – NO
ORLEANS – PALADINO – NO
OSWEGO – LEVY – NO
OTSEGO – LAZIO – NO
PUTNAM – LAZIO – NO
QUEENS – SPLIT – SPLIT
RENSSELAER – PASS – LEVY – YES
RICHMOND – LAZIO – NO
ROCKLAND – LEVY – YES
SARATOGA – LAZIO – “NOPE”
SCHENECTADY – LAZIO – NO
SCHOHARIE – SPLIT – SPLIT
SENECA – – SPLIT
ST. LAWRENCE – SPLIT – YES
STEUBEN – LAZIO – YES
SUFFOLK – SPLIT – SPLIT
SULLIVAN – LEVY –
TIOGA – LAZIO – NO
TOMPKINS – SPLIT – YES
ULSTER – SPLIT – SPLIT
WARREN – LAZIO
WASHINGTON – LAZIO
WAYNE – SPLIT
WESTCHESTER – SPLIT – SPLIT
WYOMING – LAZIO – NO
YATES – PROXIES INVALIDATED

We’ll have continuing convention coverage on the Brooklyn end in the coming days.

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17 Comments
  1. Bye Bye, Levy permalink
    June 2, 2010 2:54 pm

    Bye Bye, Levy. Good riddance!

  2. LevyForNY permalink
    June 2, 2010 5:51 pm

    Important to mention that on the Wilson-Pakula vote he came up 7 points short, 43% of the State Committee believed that republican voters should get to decide who they want as their candidate in November, but 57% thought they know better than the voters and that they could deny the voters the option to choose. So now we are stuck with Lazio. Could we just replay 2006 Faso candidacy? or do we actually have to go through the whole thing again? Nice guy, not so good candidate, republican voters will not get a primary and therefore not be energized, Lazio will probably get between 25%-35% of the vote, and we could move on to 2014. Go Levy 2014!!!

  3. I Like Levy permalink
    June 2, 2010 5:55 pm

    What a tragedy! Lazio is a loser and will never beat Cuomo. At least Levy had a shot!

  4. BLOG WATCH, Strange Old News from the Convention permalink
    June 2, 2010 8:09 pm

    Their headline says:

    “Tricky, Tricky, Tricky”
    …and I’m sure that they think they are.

    Catch what they’re pitching there:

    [Translated from the original infantile] “….This is what they had to say about why they did what they did. ‘Rick Lazio and Steve Levy didn’t kiss Arnaldo’s ring and didn’t promise th[eir] club anything so they abstained.’ [Note the use of quotation marks– meaning that someone is being quoted ‘their club’… ‘they abstained’, so who’s being quoted?]

    Tricky, Trick, Tricky continues: “The question begs, That’s right folks they just did the same thing to Congressman Lazio, and County Executive Levy [that they did to] Marty Golden.

    The question begs, Open ‘Bribery’.”

    What is this “Tricky, Tricky, Tricky” trying to say? What bribery? What’s the offer? What’s the quid pro quo?

    Is “Tricky, Tricky, Tricky” suggesting that Marty Golden took a bribe at some time in the past? By whom? When? Where? What was it all about?

    Now, if it’s true, that’s real news.

    And “Tricky, Trick, Tricky” at The Jig is Up Atlas scooped everybody!

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

  5. Eaton at the Convention permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:36 pm

    The big story was not that the 49th AD State Committee Members upstaged Kings Republican Chairman Eaton, with their call to poll of the Kings Delegation– then “Passing”– then “Abstaining”, it was that several Kings members voted in favor of a Wilson-Pakula for Levy after voting for something else on the endorsement.

    Eaton was shown to have no grip on “HIS” county.

    • District Leader permalink
      June 4, 2010 10:48 pm

      You should at least, at the very least, be factual. The Leaders of the 49th EMBARRASSED themselves at the Convention, at which I was in attendance. They first PASSED and then ABSTAINED in their vote. The Parliamentarian said “What Drama”, everyone in the audience laughed and the two great leaders left the Hall. If was actually very funny.

      And, to be correct, I dont know how Abstaining would upstage anyone. They were there to vote, passed their vote and then after stumbling and bumbling, didnt even vote – why bother going to a convention if you are not going to vote – why bother being in attendance if only to pass and then abstain – what a real joke – afterall they only came one day and then didnt even vote.

      And to be more correct, nobody from Kings County voted for a Wilson Pakula for Levy – that is an outright blatant lie – anyone reading this, other than the hacks, check t out – you will see this is not fatual – just another attempt to lie, defame, slander and mislead everyone with untruths, innacurascies and lies.

      • Easton No Longer In Control permalink
        June 4, 2010 10:58 pm

        And yet, the 49th had a good reception and Craig Easton looked like he was not in control of his county. I think that says it all.

      • District Leader permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:04 pm

        What reception are you referring to? The fact that they passed and then abstained, and then everyone laughed? That was a great reception.

      • Easton No Longer In Control permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:09 pm

        Uh, maybe both candidates suck… At the very least, the evidence that Brooklyn is divided was established clearly. That’s what I would take away from it. Not that you care, since you’re a hate blogger lol

      • Where did you learn how to spell? permalink
        June 4, 2010 11:12 pm

        Uh, “innacurascies”? Where did you learn how to spell? Tazmania? LOL!!!

      • Check The Records permalink
        June 5, 2010 12:35 am

        The only one who was embarrassed was Eaton. Whatever the 49th AD did is their business. Eaton still had to announce to the NY State Republican Party that “BROOKLYN IS SPLIT” and proved to everyone that he DOES NOT have complete totalitarian, dictatorial control over the Brooklyn GOP.
        Check the records, Joan Braunstein of the 51st AD as well as Russell Gallo and Phyllis Carbo of the 47th AD voted YES to giving Levy the Wilson-Pakula, AFTER the 49th AD passed and abstained. Quite a commotion was going on in the “good seats” with Ms. Braunstein adamantly and vocally expressing her opinion on Levy’s Wilson-Pakula vote. The cracks are growing larger.
        Great job rearranging the deck chairs on the Brooklyn GOP Titanic Eaton.

  6. Borough Park Patrol permalink
    June 4, 2010 8:35 am

    A wealthy Democrat may take David Greenfield out of contention in the September Democratic Primary, paving the way for REAL Republican Jonathan Judge to win in November!

    Go Jonathan! Go!

    Greenfield May Get Self-Funded Challenger For Fall Council Race
    By David Freedlander
    Yussi Rieder, a wealthy Boro Park community activist is considering mounting a run against newly elected Council Member David Greenfield, according to several sources that have spoken with him.
    Rieder, a real estate developer, hails from one of the most prominent neighborhood families and serves on the board of local Jewish Community Council.
    And Rieder has donated heavily to politicians over both parties, sending over $10,000 to Sens. Joe Lieberman, George Allen, Frank Lautenberg, as well as Rep. Ed Towns over the past two election cycles.
    “He is very wealthy,” said one Boro Park source. “If he wanted to self-fund, he could self-fund 10 races in a row.”
    Reider is considering whether or not to run in a Democratic primary in September or to seek multiple lines in November, according to a source who discussed the matter with him.
    Reider did not return several phone calls for comment.
    Greenfield won a contentious special election for the City Council in March after incumbent Simcha Felder resigned to become a deputy comptroller under John Liu. Rieder backed Greenfield’s opponent Joe Lazar, who was also backed by local political Assembly Member Dov Hikind, the local kingmaker. Greenfield has to run for election to the remainder of the term in the fall.
    Greenfield won with the support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but has surprised several local community groups by publicly clashing with the administration over its slashing of funding for day care centers and after-school programs.
    Greenfield also angered Rieder by not reappointing him to the Community Board after he was elected.
    “Rieder is well-respected, he is exactly the type of person you would want on the community board,” said one local activist. “If he runs against David, it’s going to be World War III.”

  7. Craig Eatom an' Beatem Cornered at Republican Dinner permalink
    June 4, 2010 4:36 pm

    Where does a Kings County Republican Chairman go to relax after a tough day on the convention floor at the Sheraton Tower in NYC? The answer is not to a scheduled NYS GOP Dinner where you’ll run into many of the conventioneers– too many embarrassing questions–no place to go to avoid everybody once you see the trend of tough questions developing.

    Following the wacky day on the convention floor where a few more than one Brooklyn AD decided to go their own way on certain votes, Brooklyn GOP Boss Craig Eaton got some razzing at the NYS GOP Dinner that night from delegates and leaders from places other than Brooklyn. He also had one or two serious questions about “What’s Going on in Brooklyn?” His answers were predictable– his blood pressure was not.

    Take care of yourself, Craig, a lot of people are depending on you.

    • District Leader permalink
      June 4, 2010 10:54 pm

      Just another inaccurate account – Brooklyn was the only County to stand firm on its stand with the candidates. If this is true, I guess you would have had to have been in close proximity to the Chairman at the Dinner to hear all these secrets being told. I spent a lot of time with the Chairman at the convention and he was well respected as he should hve been.

      Just curious, you must be in the inner circle to know all these intricate details. I bet you werent even at the Dinner – how could you afford to buy a ticket if you spend so much time lying on these useless blogs.

      And it is kind of telling that you can make a statement about all the people talking about what is going on in Brooklyn – you must really be important if all these people are talkng to you.

      I am soo impressed.

      • Craig's New Moniker permalink
        June 5, 2010 12:46 am

        The most amusing thing is that these people were saying “That a$$hole Eaton…

  8. "District Leader" That's YOUR First Lie permalink
    June 5, 2010 12:28 am

    Giving yourself a title “District Leader” and positioning yourself close to Chairman Craig Eaton at anything does not establish any credibility.

    If you’re with Eaton, you don’t lead squat. if you honestly called yourself “District Follower in Chief” then I’d say you understand your true place in the Eaton structure.

    Next your resort to the “official record”–nice try. I have been at official Republican gatherings where the vote would have legal significance and seen the official result changed “after the fact”, where a different vote count was announced and the meeting was adjourned.

    My source sticks to the original report– other than the 49th, several Kings County State Committee people openly said they wanted to vote for a Wilson-Pakula for Levy. Whether their preference was properly recorded is a matter of your sense of propriety. Then again, you are talking about what YOU call “District Leaders” so if they were told their vote couldn’t go that way– they’d go along I’m sure.

  9. Overheard permalink
    June 5, 2010 11:47 pm

    Overheard at the NY State GOP Dinner:
    “That a$$hole Eaton really f*&%ed up the Bloomberg deal”
    “Yeah, he dropped his pants too quick, he could have gotten more.”
    “What an a$$hole..heard he’s f*&%ing up with Golden too.”
    “Golden deserves it…he put that a$$hole Eaton in there.”
    “Then they’re double a$$holes.”
    “True..I’ll drink to that!”
    Loud laughter….

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