By COLlive reporter
John Cahill, a candidate for New York State’s Attorney General who was Secretary and Chief of Staff to New York Governor George E. Pataki, visited the Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights.
The Republican candidate toured the neighborhood’s streets and shops on Tuesday on the heels of a poll showing him tightening the race against the Democrat incumbent Eric Schneiderman.
Internal polling found Schneiderman leading Cahill by a 36.8% to 29.7% margin, a far smaller percentage than public opinion polls have found, the New York Daily News reported, citing a memo.
According to the newspaper, the Cahill camp said the Schneiderman lead is dropping quickly.
On his tour, Cahill had candid meets with familiar faces in the community. Among them: Community Council’s director Eli Cohen, Bais Shmuel founder Moshe Pinson, activist Nuchi Gross, Yoske Strasberg of CH Cycles and online entertainer Moshe Kravitzky.
He also stopped by the public areas in 770 Eastern Parkway where he had a chance to converse with students about their Gemara studies, which had him spell-bound, and a tour of Chabad’s broadcasting history.