Tim Cochrane, Conservative Party nominee
Brooklyn Republican Tim Cochrane is the Conservative Party's new candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat, replacing Paul Atanasio, who dropped out earlier this week.
Interestingly their nominee appears to be a registered Republican and not a Conservative Party member. The Republicans you may recall have a nominee already, Bob Straniere. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle mentions that Cochrane was being considered for the nomination along with Atanasio back in the spring;
Conservatives are looking to two Brooklyn possibilities. One is Paul Atanasio, 59, who nearly unseated Brooklyn Democratic Congressman Leo Zefferetti in 1980. The retired investment banker is an enrolled Conservative Party member, and Long was his campaign manager in his 1980 race. Atanasio is the brother-in-law of Larry Giovanna, a close friend to Kassar, Long and other top conservatives The other Brooklyn resident is Tim Cochrane, Xavarian High School’s director of development.