Despite Establishment’s “Atlas Hate Mailer,” Regina-Potter Retains Leadership As GOP Cabal Candidates Flop
So much for mud-slinging.
Lucretia Regina-Potter won Tuesday’s primary in the 49th Assembly District for the Republican leadership, and her running mate, Michael Bennette, is claiming victory, as well.
This came after a targeted attack against her and Bennette using this blog and stunning lies in a “September surprise” mailer that was too ridiculous to be believed.
Regina-Potter’s campaign announced the victory earlier this evening:
In unofficial results provided by the New York City Board of Elections, 49th Assembly District incumbent Republican State Committeewoman (District Leader) Lucretia Regina-Potter and her newcomer running mate Michael Bennette have won the hotly contested leadership election in the 49th Assembly District.
In spite of the fierce opposition by the County Organization that had to go to the Appellate Division of the State Supreme court to have their candidate reinstated after their removal from the ballot for insufficient signatures, Lucretia andMichael were able to withstand vicious attacks through hateful and despicable literature mailed all over the district, and malicious telephone calls.
Asked about what she thought was the reason for their victory, Lucretia Regina–Potter replied, “Their obnoxious literature back fired on them. Republican voters in the 49 AD are smarter than our opponents thought. To mention only one of the ridiculous statements in the hateful literature it will suffice to say that it claimed that Michael Bennette and I “praised the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as a “lawful, patriotic act.” You tell me if such a statement would have been acceptable by the voter. Obviously, it was not and probably people did not read anything behind that point.
What Michael and I want to do is to rebuild our beleaguered Republican Party and to bring it back to the times when it was possible to elect Republican public officials and everyone worked united towards such objective.
In case you forgot, here’s the insane hate mailer that was sent featuring Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn:
So much for Gerry O’Brien’s great work… Comical stuff…
“That Atlas hate mailer did nothing to slow down their team in the 49th,” one pro-Regina-Potter emailer noted.
You may recall that Regina-Potter and her leadership associates have been defending against an outright political onslaught that was highlighted most notably in the 49th Assembly District GOP primary last year, in which Regina-Potter was unsuccessful.
Since then, much transpired, particularly in the run up to this primary.
But Regina-Potter and company were apparently able to parry all of the blows delivered their way since then, all the way up through the primary.
We are investigating some more of this backstory, but, in the meantime, it would appear the 49th has held their ground in a major way against the GOP establishment.