A lawn sign supporting GOP candidate Lee Zeldin and his campaign in NY’s gubernatorial run, was destroyed by vandals with antisemitic death threats written all over it.
Just days before the primary election, Zeldin’s campaign said Sunday that the hateful message — which included a swastika and the number 187 — was found on a sign in a yard in Huntington, Suffolk County, the congressman’s home turf. The campaign said the number 187 is the California penal code for murder — and “has been universally adopted as a common death threat.”
In response to the deplorable incident, Zeldin rep Katie Vincentz said, “In the United States, we settle our scores at the ballot box, and this type of raw hate must never have any home on Long Island or anywhere else in our state and country. “Congressman Zeldin is thankful for the Suffolk County Police Department as they work to identify the perpetrators.”
On Tuesday, Zeldin will face Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani and Harry Wilson in the Republican primary. If successful in his campaign, Zeldin would become the first Republican Jewish Governor of New York.