NY Jewish Week: Gay Marriage Issue Galvanizing Orthodox Against Weprin


Adam Dickter for the New York Jewish Week:

We'll take a closer look at the campaign of Democrat Assemblyman David Weprin for Congress in this week's paper, but I'd be remiss in not blogging today about what I am hearing is a groundswell of anti-Weprin sentiment among the Orthodox in the district because of his vote in support of same-sex marriage in June. I am told that prominent haredi rabbis are urging a strong vote for Republican Bob Turner as a de facto protest vote against the marriage equality bill.

... Bundled with the tide of anti-Obama sentiment Weprin is saddled with, the likely low turnout among people who aren't strongly motivated and the fact that a meager six points separate the two candidates, this could be significant.

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