Thanks, Kathryn! NOM has a new poll coming out later today. We’ll have a chance to see how big an impact David Weprin’s “I’m an Orthodox Jew and I support gay marriage” speech had on voters in the district. Nobody appears to know how many Orthodox Jews there are in the district, but we hope to have some data on that, and on how many voters said gay marriage was an issue for them.
But really when 40 Orthodox rabbis tell their people its against Torah law to vote for Weprin, that has to be big.
Democrat Ed Koch’s endorsement of Turner was a huge factor. But so was Democrat Dov Hikind’s endorsement and Democrat Sen. Ruben Diaz. Both did robocalls for NOM to voters and so did a very prominent apolitical rabbi, Zachariah Wallerstein. Huge.