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HATEFUL FLYERS HIJACK SOUTHERN BROOKLYN-BKLYNER.COM

Hateful Flyers Hijack Southern Brooklyn’s District Leader Race

By Zainab Iqbal

 HATEFUL FLYER

June 17, 2019

BAY RIDGE – The race for District Leader in the 46th Assembly District is underway and so are hateful attacks.

Last week, a Bay Ridge neighbor sent us two flyers someone received in the mail. They said they were in an envelope. One of the flyers had a photo of Republican District Leader candidate and former State Senator Marty Golden staffer John Quaglione, who ran for City Council back in 2017. It said, “On June 25, 2019, vote John F. Quaglione. District Leader. 46th Assembly District. An American with American Values.”

The other flyer had a photo of Republican candidate Eugene Ovsischer (though the last name was spelled incorrectly). Under his name, in colorful lettering, the term “Rainbow Warrior” was quoted. Under his photo, there was a rainbow flag that said: “LGBT Veteran, Proudly Served.” It didn’t stop there. In the bottom of the flyer, it said, “June is a celebration for the LGBT community. It is not a celebration for true Republicans. Say NO to the ‘Rainbow Warrior.’”

Ovsischer immigrated to the United States in 1994 and is a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran who toured in Iraq.

The 46th Assembly district, which covers Coney Island and Sea Gate, as well as parts of Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Brighton Beach, Dyker Heights, and Gravesend, has a very competitive District Leader race. There are three “females” and three “males” running for the non-paid seat that serves as a liaison between constituents and the district’s elected officials. Here are the people who are running:

  • Kerri McCarthy & John Quaglione
  • Lucretia Regina-Potter & Eugene Ovsischer
  • Viktoria Grinblat & Daniel Slavin

Quaglione denied the flyers came from his campaign and suggested perhaps a faction of the Brooklyn GOP or Democrats was behind it. He told Bklyner, “That is not my flyer. This is a slander/attack fabricated. Which I will condemn publicly.”

Bklyner spoke to Peter, a resident from Dyker Heights, who did not want his last name used. He said he also received the flyers in a mail either last Monday or Tuesday. When he opened the mail, he thought “it was just typical campaign literature. I get a lot of stuff during election time.”

He noted that he’s a registered voter, and thinks that with the elections next week, that is why he was sent the flyers.

“How disgusting is this? You should know I would never do such despicable flyer – that photo is on my Facebook page from 2013 – this is probably the same person who put me on a cheaply made flyer comparing me to Donald Trump – wonder if the Dems are behind this – or another faction of the Brooklyn GOP,” Quaglione said.

When Bklyner tweeted the facts last week, along with his emailed statement, Quaglione threatened to sue

zainab iqbal@planetzainab

· Jun 14, 2019

flyers are being sent out in envelopes in bay ridge. on one it says, @JohnQuaglione is an american with american values. on the other, it refers to his opponent as “rainbow warrior” and says june is a celebration for the lgbt community, not for true republicans.

John Quaglione@JohnQuaglione

I just told you on email that it is not me. Please remove post or will be included in any legal action going forward. I will issue a statement later

10:51 PM – Jun 14, 2019

“I am truly disgusted by the hatred that jumps off the page of the two flyers appearing to be circulated by my campaign for Republican District Leader for the 46th Assembly District. I strongly condemn the messages contained in these sham flyers and investigating their origins,” Quaglione said. “This is nothing more than a cowardly political attack, which is highly offensive to one of my opponents and to the voters who may receive it.”

“I believe that whoever is responsible for this pathetic attempt to see me fail wants my voice and proven track record to just go away. However, it has only motivated me to work harder towards victory in the upcoming elections.”

“Anyone that knows me, knows these flyers are not something I would ever create or distribute. They are not in line with my character or my beliefs. I have and continue to maintain a great level of integrity, and great respect for this community and all who call it home. That’s why I am running for this position – to make this community better. Because that is what we deserve.”

Though it is unclear how many flyers were sent out, what is clear is that people in Bay Ridge weren’t the only ones receiving them. A reporter who lives in Williamsburg in the 53rd Assembly District got the flyers in the mail as well.

zainab iqbal@planetzaina

Jun 14, 2019

flyers are being sent out in envelopes in bay ridge. on one it says, @JohnQuaglione is an american with american values. on the other, it refers to his opponent as “rainbow warrior” and says june is a celebration for the lgbt community, not for true republicans

Julianne Cuba@Julcuba

It’s not just Bay Ridge. I live in Williamsburg

In a statement to Bklyner, Ovsischer denounced the homophobic attacks.

“I was very dismayed to see a hateful political mailer with my opponent’s name and photo so prominently featured. I was further disappointed to see that my photo, along with a rainbow flag, crudely denounce the LGBT community, and mock me and ALL who proudly served in the military for our beloved country,” Ovsischer said. “If my opponent, or his supporters, are behind this disturbing piece of political hate mail, then this it is a clear indication that he is not fit to run for this position, and that he prefers to use lies and distortions. “He then said, “While I categorically deny the malicious accusations of being a ‘Rainbow Warrior’, I do wish to represent all Republicans in our district, regardless of their preferences, and proudly serve as their Republican District Leader.”First, I proudly served in the army of the United States of America,” he added, “and secondly, I became an American citizen because I wanted to be an American! The lies and hatred in this mailer show prejudice and discrimination against EVERYONE, especially for the immigrants that contribute and serve to make America great.”

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Fiorello LaGuardia GOP club endorses Trump

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fiorello LaGuardia GOP club endorses Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Valdosta, Ga. on Monday. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Valdosta, Ga. on Monday. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

By Paula Katinas

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Leaders of a Republican club founded by Brooklyn GOP Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro have endorsed Donald Trump for president, citing his stand against illegal immigration as a major reason for their support of the billionaire real estate mogul.

The endorsement from the leadership of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization marks the first time an establishment GOP club in Brooklyn has backed Trump, one of the most controversial presidential candidates in recent memory.

Ferraro urged New York state GOP voters, who head to the polls on April 19 for the Republican presidential primary, to look past the controversy surrounding Trump and focus instead on his message.

The club leadership was impressed by Trump’s stand on many issues, according to Ferraro.

“We all agreed that the issues supported by Mr. Trump affect our country in a very positive way. There is pride in stating that we need to protect our borders, our veterans, and working middle-class families. Strengthening our military and protecting the interest of the American people is certainly of patriotic significance,” Ferraro said.

The Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization’s headquarters is located at 8024 17th Ave.

The endorsement was announced a few days before Super Tuesday, March 1, when millions of Republicans and Democrats alike in 11 states were expected to vote in primaries and caucuses.

Lucretia Regina-Potter, Republican district leader of the 46th Assembly District (AD), predicted that the endorsement by the LaGuardia Club will cause other political organizations to support Trump, the front-runner to win the GOP nomination for president.

She also predicted that Trump will win over many voters in the 46th AD in the Republican Primary. “The Trump family developed and built many communities in the 46th Assembly District, where many buildings still proudly display the Trump name after 50-plus years,” she said.

Anthony Bove, Regina-Potter’s co-leader of the 46th AD, said that the primary will prove that the LaGuardia Club is “on point” by endorsing Trump. “He presents issues in a realistic form without fear of political correctness or beating around the bush like so many other candidates do,” Bove said.

The 46th AD includes Sea Gate, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and Gravesend.

Trump’s candidacy has been awash in controversy since he announced in June that he was running for president.

His flame-throwing statements have included referring to undocumented Mexican immigrants entering the U.S. as rapists and drug dealers and his call for a ban on foreign-born Muslims from entering the U.S.

On Sunday, Trump appeared to waver in disavowing an endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, telling Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union that he didn’t know enough about Duke and would have to look into the matter. Two days earlier, however, he stated at a press conference that he had rejected the Duke endorsement.

 

March 1, 2016 – 12:49pm

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Community Comes Out for Lucretia Regina-Potter, NYS Assembly Candidate – 46th Assembly District

Assembly Candidate Lucretia Regina-Potter

Praised by Community and Political Leaders

 

Brooklyn, N.Y.

September 21, 2015

Lucretia Regina-Potter, candidate for the NYS Assembly in the 46th Assembly District, was cheered by community and political leaders at an event Wednesday evening at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island.

Supporters cheered as former Republican Assemblyman Arnaldo A Ferraro highlighted the community experience and integrity of the Regina-Potter, with many Brooklyn Republican leaders, representatives from several organizations, and activists in attendance supporting her.

NY State Senator Marty Golden, Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton, Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Gerry Kassar, and Jason Weingartner from the NYS GOP attended and addressed the crowd at the event. All are unified behind her candidacy and spoke high praises for Lucretia, describing her as the most qualified, determined and hard working candidate for the office of the NYS Assembly.

Lucretia Regina-Potter, who is currently the Republican District Leader in the 46th Assembly District, was born and raised in Brooklyn. She is the daughter of an Italian-immigrant father and a Brooklyn native mother. She is married for 25 years and is the mother of two children. She attended St. Francis Cabrini grammar school, Bishop Kearney High School and Fordham University where she received a B.A. degree. Lucretia is a Design Consultant at Bari Tile and Stone in Brooklyn. She is a member of many business executive and local community groups and supports several local youth soccer and athletic programs. She is a very active, concerned mother and visible member of the community. Lucretia believes in traditional family values and that our community is home sweet home.

Politically, Lucretia is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Director of Communications of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Republican Party, a sustaining member of the Republican National Committee and the National Federation of Republican Women. .

“I was born, raised and grew up in Brooklyn. I still enjoy the beaches, the shopping, and the hometown feel of our area. Brooklyn is the best county in the nation with the best people and it deserves the very best leadership! People who are raised in a community such as ours know what our neighborhood concerns are. As a Republican Leader, I have the experience and know how to deal with many issues concerning our quality of life. I am dedicated to the concerns of our families, neighborhood improvement, and helping the small business owner who is the backbone of any community. A victory in the 46th Assembly District will be a victory for all the residents of our community,” Lucretia Regina-Potter said.

Lucretia Regina-Potter is the Republican-Conservative-Independent People’s Choice candidate in the November 3rd election to fill the vacancy left by the former Assemblyman. The district includes Sea Gate, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge and Gravesend.

 

NYS Senator Marty Golden with Lucretia Regina-Potter

NYS Senator Marty Golden with Lucretia Regina-Potter

Former Assemblyman Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Lucretia Regina-Potter, Jason Weingartner-NYS GOP

Former Assemblyman Arnaldo A. Ferraro, Lucretia Regina-Potter, Jason Weingartner-NYS GOP

Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton with Lucretia Regina-Potter

Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Craig Eaton with Lucretia Regina-Potter

 

 

Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Gerry Kassar with Lucretia Regina-Potter

Brooklyn Conservative Party Chairman Gerry Kassar with Lucretia Regina-Potter

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn Republican District Leaders Stephen Maresca, Ronnie & John Pawson, Phyllis Carbo, Cathy Fox, Lucretia and Anthony Bove

Brooklyn Republican District Leaders
Stephen Maresca, Ronnie & John Pawson, Phyllis Carbo, Cathy Fox, Lucretia and Anthony Bove

 

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