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Brooklyn GOP Allegedly Ceding 49th Assembly District to Democrats As No Name Candidate Vanishes

October 31, 2010



Two lawn signs in the 49th Assembly District, one of many homes littered with pro-Democratic signs--and Marty Golden's...

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!

  1. The Jig Is Caught permalink
    November 1, 2010 6:19 am

    Guys, You gotta read about their story of last nights GOP event. 800,000 people attended? That woul dbe a fire hazard.

  2. There are Republicans actively campaigning in the 49th AD permalink
    November 1, 2010 6:26 am

    Organizationally, the fact that the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club has mounted its last second campaign to actively “show the flag” of a Republican presence in the 49th AD is the only unalloyed reason for optimism for Republicans in that Southwest Brooklyn AD.

    Yesterday was Halloween, and having played trick or treat all summer long up to the primary, Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP showed that its real game in the 49th AD was “RING AND RUN”. Not “running” as we have come to expect from a political organization, with candidates
    “pounding pavement”, but as in “running away and hiding”. Other than its sham “Victory Headquarters” at 7620 17th Avenue, there had been virtually no Brooklyn Republican Party presence inside the 49th AD since the primary, hence the analogy to “ring and run”. In fact, in the 49th AD the “Regime Change” policy of the Brooklyn GOP has been shown to be really one of “RACK AND RUIN” for the Brooklyn GOP as a whole in the 49th AD.

    Nonetheless, the last ditch effort by the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club to WRITE-IN Lucretia Regina-Potter for the Assembly is one of the hopeful signs that real independent Republicanism still survives in the 49th, despite the Bay Ridge Cabal’s efforts to snuff it out. Regardless, of the relative success of the Brooklyn GOP or the LaGuardian-Republicans tomorrow, Eaton and Golden should take note that in the 49th AD – WE’RE STILL HERE !

  3. robo calls and mailers permalink
    November 1, 2010 9:55 am

    I received a mailer and robo call from Golden. Both were in regards to Cipriano. That does not point in the direction of him ceding to Abbate. Now if the little boy has decided not to campaign and wants to lock himself in an office that has nothing to do with Golden.

    • Still no "Pounding Pavement" Campaign in the 49th AD for Cipriano by Brooklyn GOP permalink
      November 2, 2010 1:40 am

      The robo-calls by Marty Golden and the two mailings, one from the Golden Campaign and the other from the New York State Committee, are nothing but thinly disguised elements of the Marty Golden Campaign for the benefit of “Marty Golden”.

      The word is out that Assemblyman Abbate was very unhappy at the placement of the Republican Victory Headquarters at 7620 17th Avenue and that displeasure was made manifest to State Senator Golden. As a result there were to be no boots on the ground in the 49th AD.

      Instead there was Cipriano’s “Secret Campaign”.

      Abbate was concerned that his vote would only be around 10,000 (based upon a 15% fall off from his vote in the Presidential year). However, the estimates of the Cipriano vote are that it maight be as low as 2000-to-3000 votes.

  4. Harkli Zafiroulos permalink
    November 1, 2010 4:29 pm

    After Marty hit me with his big Chevy SUV, as I lay bleeding in the middle of the street, he went to Cafe Caffee and had a cup of coffee.

  5. Chock Full O' Nuts permalink
    November 1, 2010 6:30 pm

    Did Marty get his “special” coffee in his “special” paper coffee cup?
    You know, the brown paper cup filled to the rim with a “wee bit” o fun.

  6. Little Boy Blue permalink
    November 1, 2010 6:54 pm

    The little boy blue was told by Marty and Craig’s paid political “Consultant” Gerry O’Brein, to stay in and not show the voters that he is a child. Gerry wants the voters to perceive the little boy as a successful 55 year old businessman. The less voters see of this child the better. It all points to the seat ceding to Abbate. Golden and Abbate have had a deal for years. The mailers and robo calls are to increase Marty’s illusion of being in charge: Marty does nothing for anybody but Marty. He has to show the voters he is doing something for the child to throw the scent off the Abbate deal.

  7. Mike With The Cool Blue Tie permalink
    November 1, 2010 7:04 pm

    If Golden and Abbate do not have a deal then why is Abbate doing nothing for DiSanto? After all isn’t Di Santo one of Abbate’s own?
    Their inactions speak louder than words. A deal is a deal.
    Golden and Abbate are afraid it is all out in the open now.

  8. Strange mid-day confrontation at Saint Bernadette's Shrine between Assemblyman and person "not authorized" by the Brooklyn GOP!!! permalink
    November 1, 2010 9:21 pm

    We’ll have to report this as a rumor, because the person involved does not want to be quoted.

    A Democratic Assemblyman of longstanding got into a heated verbal exchange with a member of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club, who was giving out “Lucretia Regina-Potter write-in” flyers between Sunday masses at Saint Bernadette’s.

    Among other things, the Assemblyman was shouting that the flyers were not authorized by the “Official Republican Party” or by the Republican candidate actually running with State Senator Marty Golden. How did the Democratic Assemblyman know that and why did he seem so certain?

    • The Jig Is Caught permalink
      November 2, 2010 2:23 am

      What’s wrong with these people? She can give out whatever she pleases in the public.

    • Anonymous says... ABBATE SAYS HE'S THE BOSS permalink
      November 2, 2010 3:00 pm

      The local Assemblyman, who was yelling at the FLRC member in front of St. Bernadettes, seemed to think he is “THE BOSS” around there, because he kept saying, “Because, I’m the boss.” whenever anybody asked him why he was telling them to do or not do things, or what or how he knew anything that he was talking about.

  9. "Happy, Happy Talk, Keep Talkin' Happy Talk, Talk About Things You Like To Do" permalink
    November 2, 2010 1:52 am

    The real import of TJIUA’s Tuesday, November 2, 2010 posting “Election Day Picks.” is the obvious forced optimism on the part of Eaton’s hatebloggers.

    Remember, this is the same crew that suffered some major “WHUPPASS” on primary day, so anything else looks mighty good by comparison.

    “…you’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?”

  10. Golden-Abbate Scheme — Read all about it in the April 12, 2011 NY POST ! ! ! permalink
    April 12, 2011 6:52 pm

    Do you remember when the Brooklyn GOP went into the tank to Assemblyman Peter Abbate in 2010? “Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn” was all over it at the time.

    >>>>> Now, it’s becoming clear what all of that was really about. What happened in 2010 and what is happening now, is part of a big-time sell-out to teachers and other state government unions by Golden and his GOP leadership, both here in Brooklyn and in the State Senate in Albany. It’s all intended to keep what little power the GOP thinks that it has in New York.

    >>>>> Today when the New York Post called State Senator Golden “CLUELESS,” it missed the mark. Golden knows what he wants and he knows what he is doing. What he really wants is for YOU TO BE CLUELESS about what he and his Democrat buddy Peter Abbate are up to right now.

    >>>>> When State Senator Martin Golden said two bills supported by him (and Abbate) would help keep a short-term jump in costs from causing long-term pain for both employers and pensioners did he have any idea what he was talking about? If we assume that he did, did he want anybody else – his constituents, his fellow Brooklyn Republicans, and New York taxpayers generally — to know what he was talking about? We would bet not, because we think that he is giving away the store to the public employment unions to keep them in his corner for an expected tough election in 2012.

    >>>>> According to a report in the New York Post, Golden said it all when he explained, “The Senate is obviously very concerned about rising pension costs across the city and the state of New York….. But there’s a spike here, and we want to make sure we put out some bills that could alleviate these pressures on local governments and school districts and individual employees.” HINT: YOUR INTERESTS AS A CITIZEN AND TAXPAYER PAYING THE BILLS FOR ALL OF THIS AREN’T MENTIONED AT ALL, BECAUSE GOLDEN DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR INTERESTS AT ALL.

    >>>>> Don’t believe me, >>>>> READ IT ALL FOR YOURSELF <<<<>>>> THEN DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS <<<<<

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