The March 20th special election to replace corrupt former State Senator Carl Kruger is less than week away, and if you read any Jewish newspapers or websites in Brooklyn, you’re probably quite aware of this.
On the Yeshiva World News website, for example, the two candidates, Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican attorney David Storobin, have competing banners blaring across the top of the screen.
Both candidates are heavily advertising in print as well. A sampling of this can be found below:
In the Orthodox Jewish newspaper Hamodia‘s widely-circulated Wednesday weekend edition, Mr. Fidler has two ads prominently placed in the main section. The first touts his tuition tax credit plan for Jewish private schools and his recent endorsement from Councilman David Greenfield while the second is a list of community members and Rabbis who support Mr. Fidler.
But Mr. Storobin has his own list of Rabbinical support. On the back cover of yesterday’s edition of Hamodia, he publicized the list along with his endorsements from Congressman Bob Turner and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. His ad additionally presented a compare-and-contrast section criticizing Mr. Fidler over abortion, gay marriage, and school vouchers.
Third party organizations are also spending some money on ads. Brooklyn Tea Party head Joseph Hayon paid for a letter against Mr. Fidler’s candidacy in yesterday’s Hamodia, and the National Organization for Marriage ran a prominent pro-Storobin ad on the cover of The Vues, both on the issue of gay marriage.