The King of Queens? Bay Ridge’s Golden Prince Donates Thousands to Queens GOP/Conservative Candidate
Marty Golden apparently loves the attention he’s getting.
Why else would he continue to engage in such demonstratively foolish behavior? He neglects his party, permits his county chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton to orchestrate divisive attacks (which, given their impact so far, would more properly be termed “war games”), and embarrasses himself by challenging a young Democratic candidate with far less money in the bank than he has.
But not content with this publicity alone, Golden persists in digging his political grave. He recently gave thousands of dollars to a candidate whose district is not in Brooklyn. Rather, Marty Golden continues his bizarre infatuation with the County of Queens while leaving his own local candidates to rot.
Here is the story about the nearly $4,000 Queens contribution from Friends of Marty Golden to Anthony Nunziato:
A Republican challenger has filed for the Maspeth Assembly district seat held by Democrat Margaret Markey. Republican Anthony Nunziato is running with the support of the Independence and Conservative parties. Since Jan. 1, Markey has raised $11,655, with her top donors being LawPac of Nassau, which has contributed $1,000, and Local Union No. 3, which has contributed $1,000.
Markey’s total expenditures are $6,212.87. Her biggest outlay was for a $1,484.44 fund-raiser at Euro Bistro in Maspeth. Nunziato has raised $15,950, with his top donor listed as the Friends of Marty Golden, who contributed $3,800. His total expenditures have been $2,278, including his biggest expense of $2,000 for a fund-raiser at Abbracciamento Restaurant in Middle Village.
After reading this, you would naturally ask (if you’re from Brooklyn) how much Marty Golden gave to local candidates around here.
Maybe he donated to the mysterious Mallio-who-kis?
Or to the establishment’s boy Michael Allegretti?
The 49th AD’s no-name Republican candidate?
How much money or similar contributions did we find for these candidates and other local Republicans running for office?
Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.
In fact, one thing I plan on doing is seeing how much the “great” Senator has given to the party’s candidates. Certainly not as much as the party has put into the pockets of his family by hosting events at their restaurant, The Bay Ridge Manor.
And yet this man is supposedly the “leader” of Brooklyn GOP politics? This is a man who deserves the respect of his Republican constituents?
This isn’t new either. Earlier this year, we wrote about the Brooklyn GOP advertising for Massachusetts Senate donations, something they have never done for their own candidates here in Kings County. Again, there’s nothing wrong with raising money for Republicans, but why concern yourself with races in other states when your own party structure is falling apart?
And Golden has a history of involvement in Queens, not the least of which was his appearance at this year’s spring awards dinner. That would be the same Marty Golden who gave $1000 to Pedro Espada’s campaign war chest (a man he later renounced).
Granted, I haven’t liked many of the GOP candidates here in Brooklyn, and frankly, I’m glad they aren’t getting any financial help from either Golden or the party establishment. The party has a history of putting up lame hacks who just “hold the line.”
But it says a lot when the Golden Calf fails to deliver his idol worshipers financial deliverance.
That’s because Golden is not interested in building the party or seeing its candidates succeed in Brooklyn.
He’s only interested in himself.
That much is crystal clear.