Saturday, May 04, 2013

The "Grand Rebbe" Is "His Boy"

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Disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez may have lost his party backing but he’s still a formidable candidate with an army of passionate supporters seeking to catapult his Council bid.

Lopez's backing in the Hasidic community and ties with Hispanic voters through his nonprofit political pundits predicting he has a good chance of winning the Council seat despite an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations he sexually harassed young staffers.

..."His constituents love him," a political consultant familiar with the district said. "Despite everything that has come out about him he's been a very good representative. He's got very good name ID among the voters, and already has experience turning out voters.”

The scandal-scarred state lawmaker has also remained a favorite of Satmar Grand Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum and Rabbi David Niederman, the executive director of the United Jewish Organizations in Williamsburg.

"They have not deserted him. The grand rebbe is his boy," a Lopez friend said...


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