David Storobin Says Lew Fidler Sides With Gay Community, Not Jewish Community [Update]

Republican State Senate candidate David Storobin accused his Democratic opponent, City Councilman Lew Fidler, of favoring LGBT groups over Jewish groups in their home district.

In an interview last night with Zev Brenner on his Talkline radio show, Mr. Storobin listed his accomplishments, including starting a Jewish club at Rutgers Law School, organizing a rally for Israel and speaking out and writing about Israel, and contrasted that with the record of Mr. Fidler.

“While I was doing that my opponent was organizing rallies not for the Jewish community but for the gay community,” he said.

He said that Mr. Fidler held rallies for gay groups that netted one $85 million in city funding, and another rally for a different group which netted them $3 million in funding per year.

Asked in an interview what he was referring to, Mr. Storobin said that he gleaned the information from YouTube and suggested The Politicker search the website for Mr. Fidler’s name. The rallies he is referring to could not be located.

“These are not organizations from our district,” Mr. Storobin told Mr. Brenner. “These are gay groups, and he feels very passionately about the gay issues which go against everything that Judaism and the Torah stand for, which go against everything on district believes in, yet he has chosen to take sides with them.”

He added that the key question facing the district was “Which with community does the person side?”

Mr. Storobin said that voters in the district for the seat formerly held by Carl Kruger need to know that if their representative comes back from Albany and tells them he can’t fund their community groups, it is because the state is out of money, “I can fund another group on Christopher Street in Manhattan or in the Village in Manhattan or some place just because I feel that cause is more important to me. We need somebody who will go to Albany and fight for what we want we believe in.”

Mr. Storobin, a lawyer and officer in the Brooklyn GOP, seems to have the numbers in the district on his side. He told Mr. Brenner that Republican Bob Turner carried the district with 66 percent of the vote, that Dan Donovan and Harry Wilson each won by double digits, as did Mike Bloomberg and John McCain.

You can listen to the interview here:

David Storobin 1-20-12 part one


Fidler spokeswoman Jennifer Krinsky passes along the following:

“Councilman Fidler is on the ‘side’ of children who have nowhere to go and are subsequently spending cold winters sleeping on the streets.  The rallies of which Mr. Storobin speaks are for these children.  The councilman makes no apologies for fighting passionately for the wellbeing of all God’s children.”


  David Storobin Says Lew Fidler Sides With Gay Community, Not Jewish Community [Update]