In an interesting conversation with the Politcker yesterday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind claimed that he received calls from US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bob Turner just minutes apart after Turner announced that he would take on Gillibrand for US Senate in her upcoming campaign for re-election this November.
Per Hikind each had called to ask for Hikind’s support in the upcoming Senate race between the Liberal Senator Gillibrand and the Conservative Congressman Turner. Hikind told the Politicker that he was not yet ready to make an endorsement. This may come as a surprise to many of Hikind’s constituents. Hikind, famously, waited until six days before the end of Bob Turner’s election to enthusiastically endorse Bob Turner in the race for US Congress – after all polls projected to an overwhelming victory for Turner. Hikind declared at the time “I am supporting Mr. Turner because this is a rare opportunity for all those living in the 9th Congressional District, myself included, to send a message to President Obama about his failed, disastrous economic policies and his reckless policies toward Israel.”
Which begs the question: has Obama got the message? We’ll find out when Hikind makes his decision on who to endorse.
(Dov Gordon – YWN)