The details of that bizarre Queens skirmish are still trickling out, like this one:
At some point during the long night, Queens GOP leader Serf Maltese, grudgingly, endorsed Mayor Mike.
Serf, The Politicker hears, thought he had a deal: He’d endorse, and Mike would stop throwing his weight behind Serf’s rivals.
So Serf’s allies were Read More
The Politicker’s intern cut out of the Queens GOP’s organizational meeting in Ridgewood last night around 11:00 p.m., complaining of the “longest roll-call ever,” but another correspondent stuck it out as County Leader Serf Maltese battled to suppress a Bloomberg-funded insurgency in which Mike aide John Haggerty tried to replace Serf with John’s brother, Read More
In case you’re looking for details on the Queens GOP civil war, or the other messy local contests around the city, here (another .pdf) is the list of objections filed against candidacies around the city, most of them relating to county committee petitions in Queens.
And it looks like Bloomberg’s lawyers will be collecting Read More
It appears that Mike, having lost the Queens Republican Party’s endorsement to Tom Ognibene, is mounting a coup attempt in the borough.
The people carrying Bloomberg’s petitions are also petitioning for an alternate slate of county committee members led, we guess, by John Haggerty, the Queens GOP maverick on Mike’s staff. Read More