Sunday saw a meeting between Lee Zeldin, a contender for governor, and Rabbi Yaakov Bender, the renowned chinuch specialist and rosh yeshiva of Darchei Torah.
The assembly that Zeldin, a Jew, convened with orthodox and Charedi leaders was the most recent in a long line of similar events.
It is safe to conclude that conservative Republican Zeldin is the de facto front-runner for the frum community.
In addition to demonstrating his support for the Jewish community, Zeldin has defended yeshivas from the state’s attempts to encroach on and change yeshiva curricula.
He has vowed to oust progressive district attorney Alvin Bragg, repeal no-cash bail, and oppose partial-birth abortions.
Many Democratic voters, including many of them, are tired of Governor Hochul’s catastrophic policies.
According to recent polls, the two contenders are tied for first place. Republican victories are uncommon in New York, but if there was ever a year where an unexpected result was possible, this is it.