This is interesting:

GOP consultant and former state GOP Executive Director Brendan Quinn, who was involved in the state Republican Party’s efforts to keep U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az, off New York’s presidential primary ballot in 2000, confirmed he is now working for McCain and setting up his Empire State campaign for the ‘08 election.

Among McCain’s other New York supporters is former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, Quinn said.

This is interesting because New York probably has the most baroque ballot-access laws in the country. Some friends of mine make quite a bit of money off this. At CPAC a New York operative, leaning McCain, told me that he expects that only McCain and Rudy Giuliani will be able to get on the ballot across the state.

The New York showdown will be quite interesting. It could have strong upstate-versus-NYC overtones.


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SmartChristian.com » Blog Archive » · March 5, 2007 at 3:07 PM

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McCain Nabs Quinn and D’Amato in NY at Conservative Times--Republican GOP news source. · March 6, 2007 at 2:27 AM

[…] Since it’s apparently McCain night at the Apollo Race 4 2008, I figured I’d mention that one of McCain’s biggest enemies in New York, Brendan Quinn, former state GOP exec, has decided to hop on board the Straight Talk Express. He will, apparently, head up McCain’s efforts in NY. This is quite significant. The Times Union blog has this to say (HT: EyeOn08): GOP consultant and former state GOP Executive Director Brendan Quinn, who was involved in the state Republican Party’s efforts to keep U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az, off New York’s presidential primary ballot in 2000, confirmed he is now working for McCain and setting up his Empire State campaign for the ‘08 election. […]

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