Gregory Davidzon Happy With His Unsuccessful Write-In Campaign

Gregory Davidzon. (Photo: Facebook)
Gregory Davidzon. (Photo: Facebook)

A rival once bet that Russian media mogul Gregory Davidzon’s quixotic write-in campaign for City Council would get less than 100 votes. He was wrong. Continue reading “Gregory Davidzon Happy With His Unsuccessful Write-In Campaign”

Non-Russian Triumphs in ‘Super-Russian’ Council District

Chaim Deutsch. (Photo: Deutsch Campaign)
Chaim Deutsch. (Photo: Deutsch Campaign)

In a Brooklyn council district that many had trumpeted as a “super-Russian” seat, the Russian-American candidate with a trace of star power was ultimately routed by 16 points Tuesday night.

Chaim Deutsch, a longtime staffer to Councilman Michael Nelson, seized the open seat, proving the clout of the district’s Orthodox Jewish community is real and growing. Mr. Deutsch will join Councilman David Greenfield as the second Orthodox Jewish member of the City Council. Continue reading “Non-Russian Triumphs in ‘Super-Russian’ Council District”

Storobin Claims Deutsch Lives ‘Nowhere Near’ Brooklyn Council District

David Storobin. (Photo: Facebook)
David Storobin. (Photo: Facebook)

Republican City Council candidate David Storobin charged that his Democratic rival doesn’t live “anywhere near” the Brooklyn district they are vying to represent–even though records show he does–adding another level of aggression to an already chaotic race. Continue reading “Storobin Claims Deutsch Lives ‘Nowhere Near’ Brooklyn Council District”

Democratic Chair Baffled by Party Disunity in Southern Brooklyn

Frank Seddio. (Photo: Facebook)
Frank Seddio. (Photo: Facebook)

The chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party was left scratching his head when Democratic officials endorsed a Russian media mogul write-in candidate over the party’s nominee in a City Council race yesterday.

Frank Seddio was almost as amused as he was bewildered by the decision, less than three weeks before Election Day. Continue reading “Democratic Chair Baffled by Party Disunity in Southern Brooklyn”

Storobin Bets Davidzon Will Get Less Than 100 Votes

David Storobin (Photo: Facebook)
David Storobin (Photo: Facebook)

Republican candidate David Storobin has a not-so-friendly wager for his newest rival in a bitter City Council race.

Mr. Storobin bet that Russian media mogul Gregory Davidzon, who announced yesterday he’s waging a seemingly quixotic write-in campaign less than three weeks before Election Day, would earn just a handful of votes. Continue reading “Storobin Bets Davidzon Will Get Less Than 100 Votes”

Russian Media Mogul Launches Last-Minute Write-In Council Campaign

Gregory Davidzon. (Photo: Facebook)
Gregory Davidzon. (Photo: Facebook)

In a bizarre 11th-hour twist, Russian media mogul Gregory Davidzon has leaped into a heated City Council race in southern Brooklyn.

Mr. Davidzon, the owner of a local Russian-language radio station and magazine, announced today that he’ll be mounting a write-in campaign for a highly competitive seat with just three weeks to go before the November election. Continue reading “Russian Media Mogul Launches Last-Minute Write-In Council Campaign”

Bad Blood Boils at Brooklyn City Council Forum

Chaim Deutsch rises to denounce his Democratic rivals.
Chaim Deutsch rises to denounce his Democratic rivals.

One candidate meowed. Another, taking a page from the Anthony Weiner playbook, rose up to denounce most of his rivals. And a third claimed his Russian opponent, a fellow Soviet émigré, was engaging in Communist class warfare.

The Democratic candidates for the open 48th Council District seat squared off in Flatbush last night, and made it clear, early and often, that they do not like each other.

Continue reading “Bad Blood Boils at Brooklyn City Council Forum”