New Queens GOP councilwomen have a history of bad blood

New Queens GOP councilwomen have a history of bad blood


There’s bad blood coming to City Hall.

Though Republicans in the chamber have expanded their conference to five members, two of their newly elected are mortal enemies, sources say.

Vickie Paladino (R-Flushing) and Joann Ariola (R-Ozone Park) have been butting heads in Queens for years in a feud that has long divided the borough party, insiders say.

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“Right now I would … be a little concerned about their immediate relationship,” said state Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar. “Everything I hear is that they are oil and vinegar. They really do have a problem getting along at the moment.”

Gavin Wax, president of the New York Young Republican Club, compared Team Paladino and Team Ariola to the Hatfields and McCoys.

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