WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2013. AUGUST 29, 2013
CLARIFICATION of MR. ALBANESE POSITIONS UPDATE. AUGUST 30, 2013:
Carl Albanese, announced candidate for White Plains Common Council on the Republican Ticket, told WPCNR Thursday he is attempting to remove his name from the ballot, when the County Board of Elections informs him of the procedures for him to do so.
Albanese would not state why he was seeking not to run at this time.
He said he agreed to run after being asked to on July 4 by the Chair of the White Plains Republican Party, Brian Maloney. Albanese said at that time Maloney said Mr. Albanese could withdraw his name at any time from the ballot.
Albanese clarified his political status to WPCNR Friday, telling me, WPCNR should not have characterized him as “a Republican candidate.”
He said: “1. I am not a Republican Candidate. I was invited by GOP Republican Chair Brian Maloney to run on the Republican and Conservative Ticket as a bipartisan Democrat . There is a major difference. I am not a Republican candidate.”
Albanese further clarified to WPCNR Friday that had sent Mr. Maloney an e-mail letter requesting his name be withdrawn from the ballot August 16, not a Registered Letter. He explained,
“I never sent Brian Maloney a registered letter. I sent a registered letter with a followup (to the Board of Elections) after I sent Brian an e-mail letter requesting to withdraw and the follow-up registered letters were sent to the Board of Elections (to inform the WPBOE I’m withdrawing as a Candidate on the Ballot and to remove my name from the GOP and Conservative lines.)”
Anne Marie Encarnacao and Claudia Murphy remain as candidates for Common Council on the Republican slate, with Cass Cibelli running for Mayor.