A report from Gestetner Updates, a Jewish political news blog, says that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is coming to New York City next month to meet with leaders of the Orthodox Jewish community in Boro Park, Brooklyn.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is expected to visit Borough Park Brooklyn in December to meet with a group of wealthy Orthodox Jewish donors to familiarize with them and to discuss issues of concern to the Orthodox Jewish community. But of course, in politics nothing is free: Team Romney is expected to pick up $100,000 in contributions during the “meet.”
Romney’s meeting with NY Orthodox Jewish and Hasidic donors is not the first of this election cycle. As first reported by us the night it took place, a massive fundraiser was held for Romney in Queens in late September where the campaign picked up at least $250,000 according to our report of that night and close to $400,000 according to a report three weeks later in the Forward.
In the wake of Bob Turner’s surprising victory over David Weprin for Anthony Weiner’s former Congressional seat, New York’s religious Jews have become an increasingly important stop for Republicans in 2012. Besides Mr. Romney’s trip to 13th Ave, Rick Perry met with prominent members of the local Jewish community and held a press conference bashing President Obama’s stances on Israel; last month, Jon Hunstman met with Hasidic Jews in Queens.
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