Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who has made no secret of his desire to see the Republicans retake Congress, endorsed Staten Island GOP challenger Michael Grimm on Wednesday.
Hikind said the decision had nothing to do with the “Jewish list” controversy last spring when Democrat incumbent Michael McMahon fired a spokeswoman who spoke in an interview about “Jewish money” collected by Grimm.
“He apologized for that,” Hikind said. “It was cleared up.”
Aide who shared McMahon’s list of opponent’s donors fired; worry over Obama Israel backlash cited.
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A list of Jews who donated to a local Republican congressional challenger that was compiled by Democrat Rep. Michael McMahon’s campaign — and led to the firing of an aide last week — is tied to Democrats’ growing fears of a backlash in November against President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, a campaign source told The Jewish Week.