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Lubavitcher Running for Senator

Lubavitch business owner and Crown Heights resident Mendy Raitport has announced that he is running for Senator of the 20th District."We live here, and we deserve better," he says. Full Story

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wow nice
September 3, 2014 8:48 am

Mendy I wish you lots of luck but the question is are you going to be still having your job as Crown Kosher?

To #33
September 2, 2014 11:58 pm

It clearly says on his website what his plans are go check it out at: http://www.raitportdistrict20.com

BE OPTIMISTIC!
September 2, 2014 11:00 pm

Tracht gut, vet zain gut! And with g-ds help he will iy”h win!
GO MENDY!

Bubby
September 2, 2014 9:10 pm

Great news!, there r very few people with such integrity ,excellent character, and socially able to be able to maneuver the political scene. He fits the bill! Hatzlacha rabba.

you pessimistic people
September 2, 2014 2:54 pm

If I though as pessimistic as some of you I’d want to shoot myself some of you need deep therapy. But that is off topic I am happy a from Jew like Mendy is running it makes me optimistic and proud to be a jew.

Swing Vote
September 2, 2014 12:50 pm

The problem voting for a Jewish candidate, unless he miraculously wins, is that we lose our leverage as a swing voter block. This makes us more irrelevant to whoever actually has a chance for winning to office.

its a fact
September 2, 2014 12:10 pm

Yes he is jewish . It doesn’t mean we need to vote for him because he is Jewish. hamasei hu iker . we need to see tachlis what he plans to do for our community

Every Vote Counts
September 1, 2014 11:59 pm

Vote for Mendy and get all your friends and relatives to do the same. I sure will. It does not matter if he will not win this time. If we can muster a nice vote count you can bet the other politicians will notice. #10 and #19 are just plain losers who have no foresight of what this can mean to us.
Good Luck Mendy.

responses
September 1, 2014 7:34 pm

to some of you, my response
#10, you are a sadly negative person. This man is a kind, bright, on the mark guy, and we need whats called an oxymoron…..an HONEST politician.
#11: its not about one of our own, as much as it is to have SOMEONE HONEST AND DECENT. I give him alot of credit for the effort, and who knows, he might just get in. May he bring clarity to us all. and #30, I agree.

#10...
September 1, 2014 5:53 pm

I don’t know what chance he has of winning (as neither do you), but I can guarantee that if Mendy, or any other Lubavitcher, followed your advice we would have a zero percent chance of winning. Perhaps he could win, perhaps he can’t. At the very least it begins the process to show the local elected officials not to ignore the Jewish community…

Your defeatist attitude certainly won’t get us anywhere…

voting day
September 1, 2014 5:37 pm

Voting day is November 4th 2014.
Guys, please come out and vote; and don’t forget to contribute!!!

When?
September 1, 2014 4:49 pm

Sounds great! When is the voting day?

I vote for u
September 1, 2014 4:45 pm

Wow. Sooooo happy to finally have a voice. Thank u for representing us. You are the right guy for the job.

Number 10 and number 19
September 1, 2014 2:22 pm

The tsinat chinam you have is atrocious. If you have nothing positive to say about a fellow jew take a muzzle and put it on your mouth. You are so uneducated and your ignorance blossoms. Please go get some education and come back and write an intellectual answer with proper grammar thank you.

Meir
September 1, 2014 2:19 pm

BS”D # 10, you label him a phony but fail to mention even one reason why. Let us hear (if you can) As the Mishnah says- one who accuses another is merely putting their own pusellness on the one they accuse

YES
September 1, 2014 1:34 pm

Finally, someone who is trying to do something.

in the name of the kolel
September 1, 2014 12:36 pm

Thanks for all u do for the entire Kolel of the Rebbe and the yugerleit!! Your caring and dedication is amazing

Hatzlocha rabah

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guys be realistic
September 1, 2014 11:56 am

If you’re serious about getting him elected start an absentee ballot drive, no one is going to the polls in an off election year with no serious contendor for gov. If you get everyone in ch to vote by absentee ballot perhaps the margin will be smaller

Must encourage your own family
September 1, 2014 11:43 am

Dear everyone, please encourage your own family to go vote for this gentleman. We need to improve our lifestyle starting from our own safety and security.

EVERYONE VOTE FOR HIM
September 1, 2014 11:40 am

EVERYONE VOTE FOR HIM!
IT’S YOUR DUTY AND OBLIGATION IF YOU CARE ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY!

waist
September 1, 2014 11:03 am

Just because he is from our community it doesn’t means we need to vow for him.
The bottom line what is he going to do for the community?
Is he going to be bringing in more funding ,and programs?
Is he going to take over 100k for his salary and do nothing ?
Important to know and understand what he is going to do .
We need action not people sitting doing nothing

to 9.
September 1, 2014 11:01 am

and is he gets 40% we as a community send a message to the winner we should not be ignored.

Supporter
September 1, 2014 10:54 am

Please help Mendy win! Vote and DONATE to his campaign! He needs our support!

Good Luck
September 1, 2014 10:49 am

Its about time to have an eigener in the show.

I heard about this
September 1, 2014 10:41 am

His son some told me way back that he is thinking about this.it’s good to see that he actually implemented it,I wish him much success
Dovid

from Texas with Love and Support
September 1, 2014 10:15 am

Mendy Raitport, is a passionate bright individual with a lot of love and compassion for people. He would make an excellent candidate. His warmth sensitivity towards all those that know him will drive him to have a successful campaign full of high moral fiber. I fully support Mendy Raitport and I truly believe everyone if they were smart would do the same.

to#7
September 1, 2014 10:13 am

Another side is those who do vote are responsible for the ones they put in office.

An example is the current president. Those voters who voted for him are responsible.

Support our own please DONATE
September 1, 2014 10:08 am

Everyone should donate to his campaign so he can get the word out and get enough votes to win
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS
Goto http://www.raitportdistrict20.com to donate

let's vote
September 1, 2014 9:56 am

it’s about time we get one of ours in office. vote for mendy

don't need him!
September 1, 2014 9:32 am

we don’t need the phony likes of those like him I for one won’t vote for him & neither will most of the blacks & non jews in the district it’s a waste of time & money! money that could be much better spent elsewhere! every dollar that he gets from you is money thrown away! wasted!

Please Vote.
September 1, 2014 9:31 am

Even if he does lose, it still makes a difference how much the MARGIN was.
If he gets 3% no Lubavitcher will run again for the next 20 years!!

If he gets 40%, someone will run again next time.

Please vote for the Lubavitcher
September 1, 2014 9:25 am

Everyone please vote for a Lubavitcher to be the State Senator.

Don't be a lazy Crown Heights-er
September 1, 2014 9:19 am

Hopefully all the lazy Crown Heights-ers who don’t usually vote will go vote this time so we have a chance of a Lubavitcher representing us for a change.

Don't vote = don't complain!
September 1, 2014 9:15 am

Whoever doesn’t vote on election day, has no right to complain later about anything to do with politics or about our elected officials.

Good luck
September 1, 2014 9:09 am

He’s a nice kind friendly person a charitable person and I wish him best of luck

Hatzlocha
September 1, 2014 8:25 am

Wishing you lots of Hatzlocha. You have my vote.
We are all standing with you

Hatzlacha!
September 1, 2014 8:19 am

Good luck! I hope you win.

good
September 1, 2014 8:15 am

It takes a few rounds to get in but if every Jew came out to vote he might have a chance

Vote for Mendy!
September 1, 2014 1:52 am

…if you can’t think of any other reason – at least you know HE CARES about OUR/HIS community.

ysl

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