2012-02-02 / Other News

Senate Seat Contesters Going Nose-To-Nose With Name Calling

As the race for the \state Senate seat held by former Senator Carl Kruger heats up, so too does the rhetoric attributed to those running for that office – at the same time bringing tempers to a boil.

Such is the case between Democrat City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican lawyer David Storobin, both running for the office given up by Kruger when he confessed to corruption charges involving millions in briberies.

Tuesday, Storobin held a press conference to announce he was vehemently rebutting Fidler’s “false and offensive accusations” that he has “ties to skinheads and neo-Nazi groups and white supremacist groups,” as stated by Fidler in a recent speech which ran on the Internet.

Storobin’s aides said Storobin is Jewish and immigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Fidler is also Jewish.

Fidler spokesperson Jenn Krinsky said Storobin held a “smoke and mirrors” press conference where he offered no denial or explanation as to the connection between himself and why his writings (links to skinhead sites) appear on hate websites.

“Mr. Storobin should stop hiding his true beliefs,” said Krinsky.

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