With the next Tuesday’s vote in the special election to replace former State Senator Carl Kruger fast approaching, the latest advertisement, on the back cover of both Hamodia and the Flatbush Jewish Journal, quotes the Democratic candidate, Councilman Lew Fidler, in a way to cast doubt on his own religious convictions.
Quoting a 2008 article from this publication about the Jewish vote in the 2008 Presidential election, the advertisement leads, “Lew Fidler, who refers to himeslf as a ‘bacon and eggs kind of Jew.’”
The ad furthermore attempts to drive a wedge between Mr. Fidler and Orthodox Jewish power broker Assemblyman Dov Hikind, quoting Mr. Fidler saying, “Dov is guilty of looking at Jews monolithically. I don’t think he’s thinking of a Jew like me.”
The online versions of both ads do not directly say who paid for them, but the photo, style, and logo are basically identical to advertisements identifiably paid for by the Senate Republicans’ campaign operations.
The rest of the ad compares the positions of the Republican candidate, attorney David Storobin, to Mr. Hikind’s own conservative beliefs in order to associate the two together, though Mr. Hikind has not publicly endorsed in this race yet. Mr. Fidler previously ran his own ad associating himself with Mr. Hikind.
(On the front page of the Flatbush Jewish Journal is another scathing ad saying “Liberal Democrat Lew Fidler Wants To Teach Same Gender Marriage To 6 Year Old Children.”)