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Bill Thompson Courting Orthodox Jews in Quest of Mayoral Post

The NY Post reported that Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson has been “surprisingly successful” in seeking the Orthodox Jewish vote in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, who supported Thompson for Mayor in 2009, said “Thompson’s definitely a favorite in the Jewish community, no question about it.”

Thompson’s rival in the Mayoral race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is Jewish, is not cutting it, apparently, with his co-religionists across the river.

Thompson told The Post, “I’ve established relationships in the Orthodox community across the city. I’m getting a pretty positive reception. It isn’t a question of whether you’re Jewish or not.”

He added: “It is a question of leading the city; it’s a question of services to communities.”

Bill de Blasio, who represented Borough Park in the City Council for eight years, is also in the running for the city’s top job.

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One Response to “Bill Thompson Courting Orthodox Jews in Quest of Mayoral Post”

  1. Amy Shuckman says:

    Your article is a day late and a dollar short. Here's Hikind on your misquoted piece:
    http://www.politicker.com/2012/05/08/hikind-clarifies-says-bill-thompson-is-no-lock-for-orthodox-vote/

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