Brooklyn GOP Allegedly Ceding 49th Assembly District to Democrats As No Name Candidate Vanishes
Without a trace…
That’s not a CBS drama on television.
It’s what numerous emailers are telling us is the state of the Bay Ridge GOP’s no name candidate Peter Cipriano in the 49th Assembly District. Meanwhile, the image above, in the words of one political insider, “tells the whole story” about what’s going on in the 49th.
We here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn frankly don’t quite understand what exactly happened in the 49th Assembly District primary. We have received various communiques from their leadership over the past few weeks, but it what has happened in that district–once a “ground zero” for the pro-establishment, anti-reform “Republicans”–still largely remains a mystery.
From what I gather, there was an extremely low turnout in the district on primary day and the perceived frontrunner, Lucretia Regina-Potter, was ultimately overrun a hundred or so votes by the pro-establishment candidate, who is extremely young by all accounts. This came after allegations of the Brooklyn GOP’s wrongdoing and Board of Election wheeling and dealing from pro-reform locals who emailed us.
But now various readers who live in the 49th have emailed us telling us about the multitude of Peter Abbate (the Democratic candidate and current incumbent) signs throughout the 49th, with near to zero Cipriano signs.
Then, a friend of the blog emailed the picture at the top of this story to us.
We forwarded it to one prominent GOP insider, who had this to say regarding the picture:
It’s emblematic of the accusations that have been made (and tacitly accepted amongst insiders) that the state Senator Marty Golden has long had a detente with Assemblyman Abbate. They have a history of not helping GOP candidates in the 49th AD, and this just adds fuel to the fire.
Indeed, we cannot recall a time when Sen. Golden has ever said one thing ill of Mr. Abbate or his tenure in office at any. Or Vito Lopez, for that matter.
No shock there…
Meanwhile reports continue to indicate that Mr. Cipriano, a complete newbie to local politics, has not made any major moves after the primary besides mandatory attendance at local debates, with less than stellar reviews.
So, we shall see how “great” the Brooklyn GOP’s candidate performs in the election, and we will have complete 49th AD coverage after Tuesday.
So keep coming back!