Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who frequently crosses party lines to endorse Republican candidates for office, is taking his support for Mitt Romney’s presidential bid to the next level. Indeed, later this week, Mr. Hikind will hit the campaign trail in the biggest swing state, Florida, in an attempt to help deliver the critical Sunshine State into Mr. Romney’s column, according to the Jewish political blog Gestetner Updates.
Love & Marriage
With both presidential candidates campaigning in Ohio today, three new polls show the race has reached a statistical deadheat in the battleground Buckeye State. Ohio is of paramount importance because the state awards 18 electoral votes to the election winner, which is second only to Florida’s 29 electoral votes among the nine swing states in this year’s campaign.
Magical Mystery Tour
Frank Schubert, political director of the National Organization for Marriage, says the Obama campaign’s newly created LGBT task force is dead wrong to dismiss polls indicating the president’s support for gay marriage could hurt his chances in November. Earlier today, the leadership of Obama Pride said they weren’t concerned about a poll showing voters in Florida, a key swing state, are less likely to support for President Obama because of his recent endorsement of same sex marriage. Mr. Schubert said NOM, one of the leading opponents of gay marriage, believes the Sunshine State poll is just the tip of the iceberg.
“That’s wishful thinking on their part,” he told us. “You saw the numbers themselves, the Quinnipiac poll showed about a quarter of people are going to vote against him for this thing. That’s a big problem and I
think he’s going to have a problem in a number of swing states.”
Tax dollars are paying for President Obama’s three-day bus tour of Southern states because the President says he’s not out helping himself get votes. He is, the president said, doing it for America.