Republican and Conservative Party Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and city council candidate David Storobin (48th CD) today endorsed each other’s campaigns in front of Tatiana’s Restaurant in Brighton Beach. The two candidates, who share little in common on social issues, plan to campaign together in Russian neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the Lhota campaign announced.
“David will be a true reform partner in City Hall,” said Mr. Lhota. “We share a vision for strengthening the economy and quality of life for the people of Brooklyn, the borough I am also proud to call home. David has a proven record of delivering for his constituents and now we need him in the city council to continue that fight. This election will determine the future of our city.”
“It’s critical we elect Joe Lhota as our next mayor,” said Mr. Storobin. “Joe is a tested leader who knows what it takes to keep our city moving forward. His experience as deputy mayor to Rudy Giuliani, combined with his private-sector background put him head-and-shoulders above the other candidates. I look forward to working with him to improve the lives of Brooklyn’s residents.”
Both candidates are running on the Republican and conservative line, at least until September 10th. Yet, other than sharing the same vision on fiscal policy and benefiting from each other’s presence, the two share little in common when it comes to moral and family values. While former Senator David Storobin, who won with the Orthodox Jewish vote in a special election, rushed in his short term in Albany to introduce a bill to repeal the Same Gender marriage bill Mr. Lhota, who describes himself as social progressive, attended the pride parade in Manhattan last week.
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)