Hornak Launches Run,
Ready for Uphill Battle
No Opponent as of Yet
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On Monday night, Robert Hornak (pictured above with his fiancee Angeleque), Republican candidate for a New York City Council seat, the 22nd District, in Astoria, Queens, held his campaign kickoff/fundraiser at the Women's National Republican Club in Midtown.
For over ten years Hornak was the president of the New York Young Republican Club, Inc., a group that under his leadership held events in conjunction with the better known DL21C (Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century), under the leadership of David Pollak, then at Paine Webber (now UBS), currently the Co-Chair of the Democratic State Party (with June O'Neill). That tradition of bipartisanship continues to this day (this week the two clubs hosted a "Super Tuesday" watch party). Hornak is well known as a Republican who enjoys Democratic events because they are "more fun." He is a fixture at many of the debate and primary night parties, a youth-driven phenomenon which has exploded amidst the unprecedented excitement of this increasingly dramatic election year. Several of these parties take place at bars and clubs around the city on any given debate or primary night. Whether or not these parties are actually any fun, their existence is encouraging.