Golden Proxy Challenges DiSanto's Petitions

Update (Friday, July 23):  According to L Magazine (which got the lead from Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn, the Golden camp has changed its mind and withdrawn its petition challenge.

In a post to the Albany Project blog on Tuesday, Democrat Mike DiSanto, running for State Senate in Brooklyn's 22nd District, reported that Democrat Bridget Riley of Bay Ridge has challenged his petitions.

Bridget Riley is the daughter of Raymond Riley, Chairman of Raymond Riley and Associates, an employee and campaign contributor of Republican/Conservative state senator Marty Golden.

DiSanto, who is running for Golden's State Senate seat, said he wasn't surprised, worried or intimidated by the challenge.

Golden ran uncontested in his last election in 2008, receiving a total of 42,804 -- mostly Republican --  votes, with 3,815 votes on the Independence Party line and 40,559 blank lines.

There are 77,881 Democrats, 33,494 Republicans and 40,059 Independents enrolled to vote in the 22nd District in 2010.

The Democratic advantage is 44,387, although, as one local observer noted, many of those so-called Democrats are stealth Republicans.

The 22nd Senatorial District includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, and Marine Park.

For more information about Mike DiSanto and his campaign, visit www.DiSanto2010.com.

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