Welcome Republican operative Robert Hornak officially to the 2009 race for City Council.
Hornak, who has been raising money to run for the Astoria seat that Peter Vallone Jr. will be term-limited out of, is having a kick-off event on February 2 featuring: Niger Innis, Herb London, Queens G.O.P. leader Phil Ragusa, and the unmistakable Curtis Sliwa.
But in 2009, there won’t be a Vallone on the ballot in Astoria, since Peter’s brother Paul is running for a City Council seat in Bayside.
The question this race won’t be whether Hornak is Republican enough, but if a district that has elected right-leaning Democrats will vote for a someone with similar views, who happens to be in the other party.
Here’s Hornak’s announcement, which he emailed to supporters this morning:
Please join special guest hosts
Hon. Anthony Coles
Dr. Herbert I. London
Hon. Phil Ragusa
and the entire host committee* at a cocktail reception in honor of
as he officially kicks off his campaign for City Council and introduces the 2009 Urban Republican Platform.
Monday, February 4, 2008 Woman’s National Republican Club
3 West 51st Street
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$100 – $500 per person
($50 – $100 special rate for Young Republicans)