The shindig is deep in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn–in other words, deep in the heart of Bill de Blasio territory, so can be viewed as something of a raid into enemy camp for the 2013 mayoral race.
The host committee includes a number of familiar names from Brooklyn politics–Olanike Alabi, a district leader in the 57th Assembly district, former City Council candidates Ken Diamondstone and Josh Skaller and former Congressman Major Owens.
The invite partially shows some of the divisions in Brooklyn politics, and reveals how difficult it will be for de Blasio to sweep the borough in a 2013 run, even without Anthony Weiner in the race. Koteen and her home club–the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats– have never been big de Blasio fans, primarily for what they view as his tepid opposition to Atlantic Yards.
Full invite below:
Please Join Our Host Committee
Honorable Olanike Alabi ● Sandy Balboza ● Candace Carponter Phil DePaolo ● Ken Diamondstone ● Sean Elder ● Judi Francis Scott Klein ● Joe Kopitz ● Lucy Koteen ● Sean Meenan Congressman Major Owens ● Raul Rothblatt ● Ron Shiffman Josh Skaller ● Roy Sloane ● Terry Urban ● Irene Van Slyke
We cordially invite you
to a summer house party on the rooftop in support of
John C. Liu
New York City Comptroller
Join us in recognizing his accomplishments,
Come hear about his plans,
Engage in a conversation with John about our neighborhoods.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Enjoy Summer Fare and Beverages
Please RSVP to Lucy Koteen by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by calling 718-938-3935 before June 30.