Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bloomberg vs. the Crowley dynasty!

From City Hall:

According to those involved in the negotiations, Bloomberg agreed to back Ulrich in his bid for re-election, while Ognibene, who was the Conservative candidate in 2005 and was threatening to run against Bloomberg for the GOP line this year, agreed to step aside.

In return, Bloomberg promised to support Ognibene in a run for his old Council seat against Democratic Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, who defeated a Republican incumbent, Anthony Como, last year in their rematch for what had been Dennis Gallagher’s seat. This could come as a personal and political snub to Crowley’s cousin, Queens Democratic chair Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx), who was seen as supportive of the mayor’s move to extend term limits and seek re-election.

Ognibene, who will announce his candidacy soon, said in an interview that he fully expects Bloomberg to support him.

23 comments:

Taxpayer said...

If Tom Ognibene enters the race, who will vote for me?

Should I stiil run?

Anonymous said...

This is Awesome!!!! Go Go Bloomy. Obienge would never had a chance anyway, so for him it's a win. Ulruich ???? who cares. I love how the Repub's hate Bloomy, yet endorse Bloomy and look for his endorsment. This is gonna be a great year.
Now Ulriuch will have to pay back Bloomy later if he wins.
This is a great time to be and independent.
What's the JV civic gonna do. They hate Bloomy. Who do they endorse?

Anonymous said...

They've never endorsed anyone.

Anonymous said...

I agree. "Obienge would never had a chance anyway" especially since there's no one in this race named Obienge.

linda said...

well taxpayer we don't even know who the hell you are, so how am i suppose to know if i would support you. had asked you several times to come out, well are ya....... god knows we all can't stand crowley.

georgetheatheist said...

What's the old saying?

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayer missed the boat already. The time to start campaigning was yesterday. Crowley will win again because so far no one has vowed to run against her. If no one runs against her, she wins. You can complain all you want about her, but in the end, nobody will do anything to prevent her victory. We deserve what we get and we're going to get her.

italian girl said...

Yeah Taxpayer - What are you waiting for? Whip some Crowley ass already. All you gotta do is mention that new high school over and over again. That'll really piss people off around there.

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Nice post. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Another former office holder? not you again!

Anonymous said...

Ok Ognibene. Are you have now .(Spelling correction)
lol!!!!!!
He has my vote for City Council.But lets agree, he didn't have a chance the last time he ran for major, and he wouldn't now.
I like the fact that he admitted that he has at times had one too many gin and tonic's. Me too. That made me laugh.

Anonymous said...

ISn't the Juniper Berry a JVC publication????
One day Bloomy's the Man of the year , next They hate him.
They change their mind more a child in a ice cream shop.
Come on now own up to it coward.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Ognibene about 6 inches away from a set f handcuffs in'99.More corrupt retreads!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If Tom Ognibene enters the race, who will vote for me?

Should I stiil run?

Who are you?

Anonymous said...

Ognibene should have been a judge.

Old Ognibene: Out with the old and in with new!

linda said...

it's not too late to run against crowley. you need to come out and be heard!! and in june you start to get signatures to get you name on the ballot. taxpayer you'll need a lot of help and you need to get started. TAXPAPER come out to play..

Anonymous said...

taxpayer/Nuziato, it is too late for him.

Old-a-bene is gginoing to run on the republican side.

Anonymous said...

Ognibene should have been a judge.

No. He COULD have been a judge, if he had the balls to run, instead of expecting a cross-endorsement.

Anonymous said...

Bloombucks is a Democrat who just doesn't want to compete in a Primary with other Dems so, just like in 2001 he rents the Repubs. Ulrich, a subscriber to the Catholic version of the evangelical right wing will reinvent himself as an I'm not really a radically rightwinger I'm just a good old Dem in disguise. I'll vote for the Dems honest enough to say they are what they are not the chameleons.

Linda said...

Bloomberg backing Ognibene against Crowley, hmm Bloomass knows here in Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale we can't stand her, especially since she's a complete moron on all topics. Well listen up asshole of a mayor this will not get my vote to support you and everyone is sick of you and overturning term limits, so wake up and leave already. TONY AVELLA FOR MAYOR BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS AND YOUR COMMUNITY :)...

Anonymous said...

Ognibene won't go away, why can't he understand that we are just not into him.

Anonymous said...

Ognibene will provide stability until Nunziato is more seasoned candidate.

Bloomberg will lose his race if anyone with name recogination steps up. Hear that Tony Wiener?

Anonymous said...

NEWS ALERT:

Out of mothballs, ogni-has-been runs for city council.