Weprin Effect: Early Turner Supporter May Challenge Pro-SSM Senator Kruger


New York Capitol News reports that Turner's victory and the mobilization of the Orthodox Jewish community may encourage a Republican challenge against disgraced pro-SSM NY Senator Carl Kruger:

One of Republican Rep.-elect Bob Turner‘s earliest supporters in the Orthodox Jewish community, Chaskel Bennett, is now rumored to be interested in running as the Republican candidate in the prospective race for indicted State Sen. Carl Kruger‘s seat.

The Orthodox blog the Yeshiva World floated Bennett’s name yesterday, declaring him the “front-runner” for the Republican nomination in a possible race against Democratic New York City Councilman Lew Fidler. In an interview, Bennett did not rule out a run, but sought to focus attention instead on Turner’s victory Tuesday night. “I’m not making any comment on that,” said Bennett, who has close ties with the influential Jewish social services organization Agudath Israel.

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