With just two Jewish Republicans currently serving in Congress, candidate U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.recent )’s climb in the polls has allegedly alarmed Kathy Hochul’s campaign donors ahead of Tuesday’s election.
Democratic incumbent Hochul’s top funders “are privately sweating” as Zeldin has moved in on his once double-digit advantage in the polls and even led in one survey done by the Trafalgar Group from October 27 to October 31.
‘Business leaders have advised Hochul to shift away from concentrating on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and other social problems,’ the newspaper added, citing a meeting Hochul had in late October in New York City with senior real estate executives.
According to a survey conducted by Quinnipiac University and released on October 18 Hochul was four points ahead of Zeldin.
Zeldin received an anti-Semitic death threat in June and was attacked during a campaign event in July.
Rep. David Kustoff is the only other Jewish Republican in Congress outside Zeldin (R-Tenn.).
Co-chairing the House Republican Israel Caucus is Zeldin. He sponsored a measure in March to shield American businesses from being forced to give information to foreign groups in order to further boycotts of Israel.