The Daily News has endorsed Bob Turner in Brooklyn over David Weprin allegedly because Weprin is “clueless” about the national debt. I believe the real motivation for the move by the Mort Zuckerman newspaper, which traditionally supports Democrats not Republicans, is Israel. Note these lines from the editorial, which are offered without demurral.
The race has focused also on matters of particular interest to the district’s Jewish residents, including a substantial Orthodox population.
Ed Koch finds Turner a kindred spirit in criticizing Obama’s policies toward the Jewish state. Koch is calling on voters to elect Turner to send a message of repudiation to the White House.
Note that Turner worked the same message theme in a debate on Tuesday, per the Times:
“A Democratic loss here will scare the Democratic Party and its policy makers to an extent that they will be pushed further back to Israeli-friendliness and economic sanity,” Mr. Turner said, referring to two major themes of the campaign.