Monday, February 27, 2006

Assembly GOP Leadership Battle

Tom Del Beccaro has it that McCarthy will soon be stepping down to undertake a Congressional race (more sure to come on that later), and that Plescia, Keene, and Walters are all vying to replace him.

Anything anyone hears, we'll be trying our best to stay atop this.

As Drudge would say, DEVELOPING...

20 Comments:

At 2/27/2006 7:01 PM, Anonymous the MAC counter at Nordys said...

Gina Zari COS to the Republican Leader.....Nightmare waiting to happen.

 
At 2/28/2006 12:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second that. Mimi dumps Zari or there is no chance.

 
At 2/28/2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keene or Villines will be the next leader...if McCarthy steps down this year.

 
At 2/28/2006 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashburn for Congress '06

 
At 2/28/2006 12:02 PM, Anonymous yrfc said...

Plescia is the choice of the folks on K Street. Plus he is a movement conservative.

 
At 2/28/2006 12:43 PM, Blogger Leonidas said...

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At 2/28/2006 12:45 PM, Blogger Leonidas said...

With over 540K cash on hand, - no debt, Keene is the only one who has demonstrated that he can raise the necessary resources.

George showed 97K

Mimi - Not even on the radar at less than 2K

 
At 2/28/2006 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising money is only the first part of being leader- Keene has not shared the wealth with any other candidates or made any sizable donations to the party. Does not sound like a team player to me.

Isn't Mimi still paying off campaign debt? And she wants to be the head fundraiser for the caucus???

 
At 2/28/2006 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The caucus needs proven leadership. If you are talking proven ability to raise money, likeability, and a clear consensus builder, then there is only one choice, Plescia.

 
At 2/28/2006 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YRFC - "The folks on K Street". You mean the bums. This is not DC.

If you mean the 3rd House, then you are wrong. They would support Walters by a wide margin. Of course they don't get to vote, so who knows what will happen?

 
At 2/28/2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous voice of reason said...

Walters is a woman and the assembly GOP is not ready for a woman leader, especially one with so much staff baggage.

Keene's budget chairmanship makes raising money easy. Maybe he hoardes it but that can change. The fact is that he can raise it.

Plescia - nice guy but what has he done to distinguish himself?

 
At 2/28/2006 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last thing GOP needs is leaders in both houses from OC.

 
At 2/28/2006 3:17 PM, Anonymous Are you Sirius said...

Richard Costigan - quality, Kevin Bassett - Excellent, Julie Sauls - Hmmmm?, Gina Zari - What the..?

 
At 2/28/2006 5:22 PM, Anonymous Fact Checker said...

Voice of Reason:
The Assembly GOP Caucus had a women leader in the early 1980s - Carol Hallett - and she did a great job. I think they are more than ready for another one.

 
At 2/28/2006 5:26 PM, Blogger Charlie Regan said...

I see the young delinquents who ruined another local web site have moved here with their personal trash talk. Perhaps Pete St. John needs to take some action to keep this Blog from going down the toilet.

 
At 2/28/2006 8:26 PM, Anonymous voice of reason said...

fact checker
You are correct - I forgot about Carol Hallett - she was a notable exception to the long long long list of male Assembly Republican leaders.

 
At 2/28/2006 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walters is a nice lady, but does she do anything on her own? I always see her with her COS (which makes me question her judgment immediately) and it makes me wonder if she has what it takes to be a strong leader.

 
At 3/01/2006 11:28 AM, Anonymous What we need is said...

Lets look at the important things:

- Who can raise the money?

- Who has solid political skills?

- Who has deep rooted policy knowledge?

- Who has a good relationship with Arnold?

 
At 3/02/2006 11:01 AM, Anonymous I eat paste said...

We need someone devoted to picking up seats, not someone devoted to running for Senate 4 years before the seat opens up.

Plescia should take the top chair.

 
At 3/02/2006 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I eat paste is right because I know for a fact that Plescia has no ambitions to continue in politics when he is termed out...

 

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