Lew Fidler Accuses ‘Mole’ Council Candidate of Secretly Foiling Him

Councilman Lew Fidler. (Photo: NYC Council)
Councilman Lew Fidler. (Photo: NYC Council)

In a scathing letter to labor unions and progressive political clubs, Democratic Councilman Lew Fidler accused fellow Democrat Igor Oberman, who is seeking to represent a neighboring district, of leaking information to his one-time Republican opponent.

Mr. Fidler entered a hotly-contested special election for the State Senate last year, losing by only 13 votes. One of the contributing factors to the loss, Mr. Fidler said, was Mr. Oberman passing along campaign secrets to his GOP rival, David Storobin. Mr. Fidler argued that these actions should disqualify Mr. Oberman, who has positioned himself as the most left-wing candidate in his southern Brooklyn City Council race.

“Igor Oberman purported to support me. In actuality, he was a ‘mole’ inside my campaign for Storobin,” Mr. Fidler charged. Continue reading “Lew Fidler Accuses ‘Mole’ Council Candidate of Secretly Foiling Him”

Ruben Diaz Rings in the New Year With Jabs at the State Senate and ‘Uncle Tom’ Malcolm Smith

Ruben Diaz Sr. (Photo: nysenate.gov)
Ruben Diaz Sr. (Photo: nysenate.gov)

State Senator Ruben Diaz sent a special New Year’s-themed edition of his regular “What You Should Know” email newsletters this morning. In his year-end missive, Mr. Diaz took a series of shots at the State Senate with backhanded “political wishes” for the new IDC/GOP leadership coalition, “Uncle Tom” State Senator Malcolm Smith and State Senator Adriano Espaillat.  Continue reading “Ruben Diaz Rings in the New Year With Jabs at the State Senate and ‘Uncle Tom’ Malcolm Smith”

Roundup: The Prep School Guys Continue To Be The Prep School Guys

Maggie Haberman takes a look at a possible Clinton-Cuomo primary in 2016.

The federal government rejected the Cuomo administration’s plans for transit-less Tappan Zee Bridge.

Carlo Scissura is dropping out of the  Brooklyn BP’s race to lead the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Carl Kruger was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

The Hill takes a look at all of New York’s congressional races. Continue reading “Roundup: The Prep School Guys Continue To Be The Prep School Guys”

Storobin Campaign Files FCC Complaint Against Davidzon Radio

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David Storobin (Photo: Facebook)

The campaign of David Storobin, the Republican candidate in the special election to replace Carl Kruger in the State Senate, announced this evening they are pursuing a federal elections complaint against Russian-language media force Gregory Davidzon, a key supporter of Mr. Storobin’s Democratic opponent, Councilman Lew Fidler.

“Storobin’s campaign attempted to purchase $10,000 in radio advertising from Davidzon radio two weeks ago,” their press release read. “After several delay tactics, Mr. Davidzon himself refused to allow the advertising even though he is required to do so under federal law.”

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Greenfield Endorses Fidler [Video]

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Yesterday evening, Councilman David Greenfield endorsed fellow Councilman Lew Fidler’s state senate campaign, giving Mr. Fidler a bit of momentum as he campaigns for the sizable Orthodox Jewish vote in the district he seeks to represent.

Mr. Greenfield, saying Mr. Fidler is “the best person to fight for the frum community in the New York State Senate,” specifically praised his plan to reduce the financial burden of Jewish educational institutions.

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Lew Fidler and David Greenfield to ‘Make Announcement’ Today

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Lew Fidler (Photo: Facebook)

Councilman Lew Fidler might be getting a possible boost to his State Senate campaign this evening.

His colleague in the City Council, David Greenfield, will join Mr. Fidler in order to make an “announcement” today, suggesting a possible endorsement.

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Fidler Out of Hospital

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Councilman Fidler (Photo: Facebook)

After being forced off the campaign trail for at least the past two weeks, Councilman Lew Fidler appears to be actively competing in the special election for Carl Kruger’s old State Senate seat again.

“It’s 1,000 percent full steam ahead,” Mr. Fidler told Brooklyn Daily, which first reported the news. Calling the extended stay in the hospital “a temporary setback,” he further vowed to “beat the pants off of” his Republican opponent, attorney David Storobin.

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