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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bronx Pols Report Fundraising

Jimmy Vacca
Dan Beekman at the Daily News reports that Bx. BP Ruben Diaz and James Vacca brought a good stash of cash.  Councilman Vacca brought in 115k in the last six months while the Diaz hauled in 285k.  Two new City Council candidates also reported their first fundraising totals. Cliff Stanton, who is running for Ollie Koppell's seat hit the 32k mark while Andy King, who is running to replace the ethically challenged Larry Seabrook pulled down 18k. 

40 comments:

  1. Vacca should replace Quinn as Council Speaker.

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    1. Why exactly?

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    2. That Quinn is just another "me, me, me, me, me everyone look at meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! aren't I loveleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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    3. If Christine Quinn has her way, she'll try to bring our city back to the bad old days of union-based politics and the overextended entitlement system of welfarism.

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  2. That's a very nice start for Cliff Stanton's campaign war chest. Now he's got to get his message out there.

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    1. Democrat
      CLIFF STANTON
      for New York City Council / District 11

      Read more at: CliffStantonForCouncil.com

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    2. Very strange ---- PR working very hard!!! hilarious, get a job!

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    3. From what I see, Stanton's strongest support comes from people who think that traditional politics in the Bronx is unfair and politicians are untrustworthy.

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    4. Cliffy is a fierce talker but let's see him produce at the polls!

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  3. Official NYC Council Website about James Vacca:

    http://council.nyc.gov/d13/html/members/home.shtml

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    1. I just looked at Jimmy Vacca's site. As far as I can tell, Councilman Vacca is doing nothing significant to combat our city's bloated and wasteful civil service.

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  4. Andy King got to be better than Larry Seabrook, but anyone is better then Seabrrok

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    1. why wound any sane person voe for seabrook?

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  5. Nobody wants to read comments from the staff of various candidates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Stanton has a staff?

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    2. I doubt he has any staff but at least he is not a tired political retread.

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  6. Let's not forget that Rubén Díaz, Jr. took a pointless ceremonial job (Borough President) and actually did serious harm to the Bronx by getting his City Council buddies to kill the Kingsbridge Armory Mall project (and all the jobs the project would have delivered to the borough).

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    1. NEVER FORGET !!!!

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    2. I recall Ruben Diaz Junior's famously stupid and insensitive remark that “the notion that any job is better than no job no longer applies.”

      Well, it is now clear that Mr. Diaz got exactly what he wanted: no jobs.

      That Armory is VACANT and that means NO BUSINESS, NO JOBS and NO WAGES.

      Shame on him!

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    3. His position was to torpedo a commercial development project that would have brought more than 1,000 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs to the Bronx, the borough with the city's highest unemployment rate. That was an unfathomably bad call by Diaz.

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    4. Any incumbent borough president can raise campaign cash, but it seems certain that Diaz's stance on the Kingsbridge Armory has severely harmed his long-term political prospects.

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  7. Regarding NYC Councilman James Vacca, we must not forget his shameful turnaround on term limits back in 2008. Remember this:


    NY Daily News
    Monday, October 27, 2008

    JIMMY VACCA’S TERM-LIMIT VOTE IS A DISAPPOINTMENT

    By Bob Kappstatter
    Daily News Staff Writer

    East Bronx City Councilman Jimmy Vacca's last-minute switch to vote for extending term limits - a bill he bitterly opposed down to the wire - has a lotta folks sadly shaking their heads.
    One of the most principled politicians so many of us have come to know, Jimmy faced that long, dark night of the soul and whatever the enticement or threat - Mike (Our Lord and Savior) Bloomberg personally lobbied him - traded his principles for politics.
    It was sad to hear his voice choking and see tears welling up as he spoke before voting Thursday.
    He said later his mom swayed him 'cause she wanted to vote for Bloomie, but we don't buy that.
    Thankfully, there is redemption and we hope Jimmy's public career is a long one.
    Soundview/Castle Hill Councilwoman Annabel Palma cast the boro's lone "no" vote, but it was no profile in courage. Her union mentor, SEIU 1199, opposed the bill.
    On the "yes" side, we expected no less of Maria Baez and Larry Seabrook, who both actually showed up to vote after having the worst Council attendance records - and no apparent talent for holding regular day jobs.

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    1. Thanks for the memories.

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  8. J.R. Dobbs is BishopJuly 20, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Yes, Vacca's selfish vote to increase his term will always be cast as a protest vote against him.

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    1. Please explain ... why?

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    2. Oh simmer down dude. It's nothing to get so worked up about.

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  9. Let's play a Q&A game!

    Question: Which Bronx politician would you want to be "human centipeded" to the least?

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    1. That's a hard choice given how vile most of them are.

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  10. What a cowardly goofball way to do an ultimately selfish thing! Jimmy Vacca supported term limits but then opposed term limits so that his mommy could vote for Bloomberg. Who believes such a lame excuse?

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    1. Yes, he is a SELFISH COWARD!!!!!

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    2. Such ugly invective behind the cloak of anonymity.

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    3. Yes, it's a lame excuse from Vacca, who showed himself to be an unprincipled spineless sissy.

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    4. and finicky!

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    5. It could have been a golden moment in Jimmy Vacca's career by doing the right thing and supporting term limits. Instead, he did the unforgivable and turned his back on the twice-expressed will of the people. And so, yes, Mr. Vacca is selfish, and unprincipled, and spineless.

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  11. NYC Councilwoman Christine Quinn says that she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead AND even invoked her position as City Council Speaker to apply pressure on the chicken chain. That's pretty dumb, huh?

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  12. My motto when visiting a politician is: "Bring your wallet - you'll need it”

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  13. Of all the candidates mentioned, I would like to vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE.

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  14. James Vacca did a very bad thing on term limits. He does not have any credibility. To me he is just a laughingstock.

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  15. Why do we even care about theese political airheads anyway????

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