David Storobin, an attorney and official in the Brooklyn GOP, spoke before a Tea Party group yesterday afternoon and gave his pitch for why voters should elect him in the special election to replace former State Senator Carl Kruger now that Mr. Kruger is currently on his way to jail for corruption. Although the candidates have not been selected yet, Mr. Storobin and Councilman Lew Fidler are likely to be the Republican and Democratic nominees respectively. The Republican’s stump speech relies heavily on his biography, especially his experience as a Russian immigrant in America.
Mr. Storobin began by describing a childhood experience where he was extremely upset that he couldn’t find a notebook before his first day at school. “I show up, and nobody had a notebook, including the teacher. Not a single person, in a city of 450,000 people, was able to buy a notebook,” he said. The economic situation was so poor that his mother, teaching at a medical school, had to bring her own light bulbs to her classes. Read More