Gregory Davidzon, who owns a number of Russian-language media outlets, announced at the Baku Palace last night that he’s endorsing Councilman Lew Fidler in the special election to replace Carl Kruger in the State Senate. Mr. Davidzon is credited with helping push Russian voters to the polls in the last special election in southeastern Brooklyn, where Congressman Bob Turner routed his Democratic opponent. Mr. Kruger’s district, vacant since he plead guilty to corruption charges and resigned a few weeks ago, contains an even higher percentage of Russian-speaking voters.
However, it remains to be seen how much impact Mr. Davidzon’s endorsement will have this time around. Councilman Fidler’s likely Republican opponent, David Storobin, was born in the Soviet Union and is fluent in Russians. Read More