Lancman Homes in on Jewish Vote for Congressional Campaign

rory lancman bob turner crown heights Lancman Homes in on Jewish Vote for Congressional Campaign

Lancman and Turner at a Crown Heights event last night. (Photo: Twitpic)

Last night, Democratic Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who’s running against GOP Congressman Bob Turner, tweeted his presence at a Crown Heights event remembering the Israeli government’s decision to evict the residents of a Jewish settlement called Gush Katif in southern Israel.

Crown Heights isn’t anywhere near the district, but the event, attended by Mr. Turner as well, is yet another marker in a sharp trend of Mr. Lancman’s campaign efforts courting the Jewish communities in Queens and Brooklyn.

According to a reader in Queens, just this week Mr. Lancman made the front page of The Jewish WeekQueens Jewish Link and the Bukharian Times, as well as an article in the online Jewish magazine Tablet. Mr. Lancman was also recently on the front page of the 5 Towns Jewish Times in Nassau County, an Orthodox Jewish stronghold where some sources suggest Mr. Turner’s Congressional District could shift.

According to his Twitter feed, Mr. Lancman also recently went to an event in Coney Island to meet with Avigdor Lieberman, the right-wing foreign minister of Israel, and a Queens Jewish Community Council meeting at his shul where both he and Mr. Turner discussed Israel & Iran.

His efforts are notable in the context of redistricting. New York is slated to lose two Congressional seats this year, and should Mr. Turner’s district survive, there’s a decent chance his district will absorb additional Jewish communities from surrounding districts.

Should that indeed happen, Mr. Turner would likely be happy as well. His upset victory in a special election last summer was partially based on heavy support from these same communities.

Comments

  1. Odel216 says:

    This event was not about getting the votes this Press Conference prior to the dinner was 
    about bringing democrat and republican officials together to voice their STRONG SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL AND STRONG OPPOSITION TO A 2 STATE SOLUTUION!
    THEY ALL STATED THAT THEY RECOGNIZED THE BIBLICAL RIGHTS THAT THE
    JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE TO ALL OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL AS STATED IN THE BIBLE.

  2. Rory is going to have a Primary once the lines are finalized.

    He is the Candidate of the “BOSSES” and the “INSIDERS”  just look who is running his campaign Son of Toby and his Parkside Group the go to Consulting and Lobbying firm.

    In fact Son of Toby lives in Queens and his wife lives in Rockland County what a sweet deal

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    Power to the People who “VOTE”