From the Daily News:
The Queens Republican Party is looking to expand into Forest Hills, an area historically dominated by Democrats and a rival GOP faction.
The new American Eagle Republican Club of Forest Hills is hosting its first meeting Tuesday night at the Forest Hills Jewish Center.
The move is part of a larger plan for the party to branch out beyond its tradition base in northeastern Queens.
“After the [Bob] Turner victory, Forest Hills jumped to the top of the list,” said Robert Hornak, a spokesman for the Queens GOP.
Republicans were energized by Turner’s win of the 9th Congressional District seat long held by former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Party officials said they are hoping that success translates into momentum for other Republican candidates in upcoming state and citywide elections.