Tag Archive: CD-3

Feb 25 2014

Labate Campaign Questions Integrity of Opponent

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Time to take the gloves off.

Stephen Labate (R- North Babylon), a candidate for NY’s 3rd Congressional district, sent out a press release calling attention to the alleged claims of an endorsement made by his opponent, Grant Lally.

Labate, who grew up in Queens and graduated from SJU, has an impressive record of military service, the kind that impresses ethics and accountability in public service, so it’s no surprise to see his campaign bringing this to light.

For those who may not know, CD-3 is in play for Republicans and includes a large swath of Northeast Queens. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMMITTEE TO ELECT STEPHEN A. LABATE, INC.

P.O. BOX 6177

NORTH BABYLON, NY 11703

Contact:Elizabeth (631) 255-5151

labate2014@labateforcongress.com

Labate Campaign Raises Serious Concerns About The Integrity of Grant Lally

A senior aide to Stephen Labate for Congress, Jessie Bohman, is calling on Grant Lally to apologize to voters and members of the Conservative Party for his false claim that he has received the endorsement of their Party.

Bohman expressed outrage saying “Lally has been deliberately misleading the public by claiming in his initial press release and at numerous speaking engagements that he has received the official endorsement from the Nassau County Conservative Party. Upon our reaching out to the Conservative Party, we learned there was never an official endorsement. In fact, at a recent meeting of the Nassau County Conservative Party, it was agreed that, as a Party, they should remain neutral.”

According to Bohman, “Mr. Lally has been spreading untruths since coming into the race. This raises serious questions about the validity of any endorsements Lally claims to have.”

Bohman continued, “I’m calling on Mr. Lally to apologize to the members of the Conservative Party and the voters of the 3rd Congressional District for deliberately trying to mislead the public.  Lally’s shady tactics should raise serious questions about his integrity and ability to hold any elected office or position of trust. The voters of the Third Congressional District deserve better from their Congressional candidates and elected officials.”

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Feb 24 2014

Congressional Candidate Confronted About FEC Fines [video]

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Grant Lally certainly didn’t want to answer any questions as you will see in the video and he definitely did not like being filmed in a public forum. Not exactly the makings of a Congressman, or is it? Full transcript below.

Why does the FEC penalize candidates? Because that’s what they do, at least according to Grant Lally, a Congressional candidate who is very familiar with illegal campaign contributions.

According to the legend of Achilles, as a baby Achilles was dipped into the river Styx in order to make him invulnerable by his mother Thetis. It was a smart move; it made Achilles strong, seemingly invincible to his enemies who cowered at the mere mention of his name, however his heel wasn’t covered by the magical water and thus the supposedly invulnerable Achilles – despite his strength and prowess in battle – had one fatal weakness: his heel. And as fate would have it, he was shot and killed by an arrow straight through his Achilles’ heel.

Grant Lally, like Achilles, has a fatal weakness: he paid off the government when the Federal Elections Commission fined him $280,000 for accepting illegal campaign contributions from his parents, and then lied about it. And now, seeking public office yet again, he won’t talk about it, but he’ll be sure to accuse you of being a Democrat if you ask.

It’s all about character and integrity in this race, and so it will be a recurring question in the campaign because it’s like a downright admission of his guilt. After all, why would Lally pay the fines (one of the largest fines ever in FEC history) if he didn’t do anything wrong? What would stop him from doing it again? This is really serious. But that’s not what this post is about. Rather, it’s about a potential federal elected official unwilling to answer questions at a public forum. So how can voters trust him? Will he dodge ALL questions about the matter? Nevertheless, in the video Queens-Politics contributor, Jack Oneil was one of the few brave citizens to actually speak up at a civic forum in Forest Hills where he questioned Lally directly about the fines, his payoff, and why exactly he didn’t fight them. Lally, in return, stonewalled.

Transcript:

 

GL: (regarding exposure of his FEC fines)  ….This is what they do.
JO: Where I’m coming from is as a very successful, high-profile attorney who has political ambitions and political experience and all the rest, a $280K fine, or $250K, or $300K whatever it was, a settlement, I mean I think if it was me and the FEC was suing me and I had a big successful political law firm….
GL: You’re not filming me right now are you?
JO: Yes
GL: (Looks at the officials and rolls his eyes)
JO: I were I were a big..
GL: Who are you?
JO: Jack Oneil
GL: Could you not film me? I’d prefer not to be filmed..
JO: Thinks (Then why are you running for congress you Jackass?)
JO: Well this is a public forum.
JO: Again if I were being sued and I were a high profile attorney with all the resources that you have, I wouldn’t have settled
GL: Are you a Democrat? Who are you with ?
JO: I’m not with anybody , I’m an independent.  With such a large fine, I wouldn’t have settled, I would have fought it tooth and nail.
GL: This is not, this is not…..
GL Supporter:  CHANGE THE SUBJECT!

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Feb 18 2014

Meet Steve Israel’s Challenger

grantlallyRepublican honcho Grant Lally will tackle Congressman Steve Israel for control of CD-3.

From LI Politics:

Grant Lally is the managing partner of Lally & Misir, LLP. A top ranked attorney, Mr. Lally is an experienced practioner with an extensive background in commercial and corporate transactions, federal and state litigation, administrative proceedings, and appellate practice. He has practiced law for over twenty years in the New York metropolitan area, and is also a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Mr. Lally is an expert in legal and media crisis management and has handled many high profile matters, including those involving international jurisdictional conflicts. He has counseled and represented Heads of State, Government Ministers, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and appears regularly on radio and television.

Mr. Lally’s past practice has included successfully representing President George W. Bush before the Miami-Dade and Orange County Boards of Election at the 2000 Florida Recounts; handling numerous complex corporate reorganizations involving multi-jurisdictional assets; recovering priceless stolen art from an international auction house; restructuring of clients’ business affairs to reduce their tax and liability exposure; successfully litigating major elections cases and appeals; representing media groups in domestic and international litigation; handling complex domestic relations, divorce, and custody matters; serving as general counsel to numerous corporations in the health care, media, manufacturing, and hospitality industries; and representing parties in multi-national litigation.

Lally’s partner, Deborah Misir, has filed legal briefs and participated in the most important litigation before the US Supreme Court in 50 years – the Obamacare case.

Mr. Lally graduated with his B.A. with honors from The Johns Hopkins University; his J.D. from Boston University, School of Law; and an LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Georgetown University, Law Center.

At Lally & Misir, LLP, Mr. Lally specializes in handling complex civil litigation and transactions, including business transactional work, corporate and business litigation, international arbitration and litigation, multi-jurisdictional conflicts including business and divorce proceedings, and the media management of these conflicts and transactions.

Mr. Lally was Founding Chairman of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, Long Island chapter, and served as Founding Chairman of the New York State Republican Lawyers Association. He served on the National Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (1990-2008), and on the Board of the Bay of Pigs Brigade 2506 Museum in Miami (2004-2006). He currently serves as National Co-Chairman of The Irish American Republicans, and serves on the Boards of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, the Plattduetsche Home Society, the Institute for US-Cuba Relations, and the Brehon Law Society of Nassau County. He is a member of the Irish American Bar Association of New York, and the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.

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