Mayor Bill de Blasio is turning to reliable allies in New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community as he scrambles for debate-qualifying donations to his presidential bid.
A fundraising request for 10,000 donors giving just $1 each is circulating online and on WhatsApp within the Satmar community.
The message – in Yiddish – says it is not an endorsement of his presidential bid, rather help him qualify for the September debate stage.
Obviously failing to secure a spot on the stage would be a fatal blow to his ‘one percent’ campaign.
Politico reports the pitch implies the donations would yield favorable treatment in the future.