Straniere's party problem
No Republican elected official has endorsed Bob from Manhattan. Now Straniere can't even get the support of fellow Republican candidates who might be on the ballot with him this November;
Carmine Morano, the Independence Party candidate for Congress who is asking that Republicans write in his name in next Tuesday's primary, has picked up the endorsement of a fellow office-seeker.
Thomas is the Republican Party's candidate for state Senate in the 23rd District, covering the North Shore and Brooklyn.