Posted by Jacob Korbluh in the Jewish Insider June 22, 2020
“Former prosecutor Adam Schleifer, one of seven candidates vying to succeed Rep. Nita Lowey in New York’s 17th congressional district, nabbed the endorsement of a key voting bloc in Rockland County days before voters head to the polls in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Last week, Schleifer was endorsed by leaders of Kaser and New Square, two Hasidic enclaves in Rockland County, Jewish Insider has learned.
A campaign mailer obtained by JI touts Schleifer as the preferred candidate who is “endorsed by the rabbonim and community leaders.”
Recent polling places Schleifer and former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas tied for second place in the deep-blue district, trailing attorney Mondaire Jones, who has been endorsed by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the Working Families Party.
On Friday, Schleifer and Evelyn Farkas traded barbs over the content of a mailer that accused Schleifer of using his family’s resources to buy the election.
Rockland County has tallied 3,393 absentee ballots and 2,362 early votes.“