Bloomy fills Golden’s chest

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

There was no October surprise for state Sen. Marty Golden — but he sure raised a lot of money.

Mayor Bloomberg was the guest of honor at an Oct. 17 fundraiser for Golden (R–Bay Ridge) at Gargiulo’s in Coney Island — and the $500-per-plate dinner raised a whopping $300,000 for Golden’s still-undeclared candidacy.

But those looking for an indication of what office Golden will seek were left with more questions than answers.

“The city would be lucky if he ran for mayor, but we haven’t made a decision yet,” said Golden spokesman John Quaglione.

Mayor Bloomberg didn’t endorse Golden, but he also didn’t disappoint the heavily Republican crowd, speaking at length about Golden’s leadership ability.

Golden then took the stage and offered a “state of city politics” address that touched on the need for “real reform.”

Afterwards, the audience let him know how they felt about possible run, as Golden exited the stage to chants of “Mayor Marty.”

As we reported last March, Golden has definitely dipped his toe in the Republican-light mayoral waters for 2009, but he hasn’t fully jumped in. His flirtation with a run for City Hall led some — including this reporter — to speculate that Golden would announce his candidacy at the fundraiser with the current mayor.

But, alas, the evening turned out to be merely an expensive fundraiser for Golden’s re-election campaign next year, a race that won’t to put much of a dent in his $800,000 war chest.

Updated 4:33 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: