Republican Manny Alicandro launched his campaign for attorney general last week, appearing on Wall Street in front of Federal Hall. Alicandro’s appearance was low wattage, without a backdrop of supporters and a limited showing of party leaders with one Republican county chair, Mike Rendino of the Bronx, and two Conservative Party chairman, Tom Long of Queens and Gerard Kassar of Brooklyn joining him.
The race was transformed hours later as incumbent attorney general Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned, shortly after The New Yorker reported on multiple allegations of assault by Schneiderman against romantic partners. Schneiderman had been widely viewed as virtually certain to be reelected to a third term, and the Republican Party had found little interest from potential candidates. At his launch Alicandro appeared to likely be the only candidate for the Republican and Conservative Party nominations, but additional prospective candidates have surfaced in the wake of Schneiderman’s resignation. Continue reading Alicandro Launches
Republican and Conservative mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis held a press in the Bronx this afternoon, returning to Throggs Neck for the second time in two weeks. Malliotakis joined Republican city council candidate John Cerini to voice concerns that a commercial building may be converted by the City to a homeless shelter or drug treatment facility that the local community doesn’t want and without any notice to the local community. Bronx Republican Chairman Mike Rendino joined the press conference, although he did not offer any remarks.
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The Bronx Republican Party endorsed mayoral candidate Paul Massey Wednesday night. Bronx Republican Chairman Mike Rendino and Massey held a short press conference outside Stan’s Sports Bar (owned by Rendino), in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, just after the Bronx County Republican executive committee voted to grant the endorsement. This is Massey’s second County endorsement; he was previously endorsed by Queens County. His main rival, Staten Island Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis, advised late Wednesday that she will receive the endorsement of the Staten Island Republican party Thursday evening. Continue reading Bronx GOP Endorses Massey