Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, pleads for Chassidim to support him as he desperately tries to win a close election.
Maloney, a prominent Democrat in the House, is effectively attempting to inject Kiryas Yoel with $94 million in federal cash.
Maloney requested that the Satmar community’s debt for a sizable water project be forgiven in a letter to which The Washington Times was given access.
The letter encouraged the New York Health Department to use the money allotted for infrastructure projects under the Biden administration to pay off debt associated with a $94 million water project.
In NY-17, Maloney is in a contentious contest with Republican Mike Lawler. Lawler has a great friendship with Monsey’s Jewish community.
Maloney is in charge of the House Democrats’ campaign so a defeat would be incredibly embarrassing.
Around 10,000 votes could be cast for Kiryas Yoel on Election Day. Rav Aharon Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, has previously endorsed Governor Hochul.
The town is finishing a 13.5-mile pipeline project to connect to New York City’s Catskill Aqueduct for a long-term water supply.
The letter stated that “their initiative is incredibly vital to the Village people and can assist several communities in the area better access dependable drinking water.”
“We want your strong guarantee that New York State would fully and fairly evaluate these demands, increasing the Hudson Valley’s access to safe and reliable drinking water.”
The NY-17 election is so crucial to the Democrats that even Vice President Biden has offered to help.
President Biden personally called the Skverer Rebbe about two weeks ago and requested that his chasidim support Sean Patrick Maloney in the upcoming midterm elections.