Mitt Romney to Visit Boro Park in December


romneyBy Yossi Gestetner

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is expected to visit Boro Park, Brooklyn, in December to meet with a group of wealthy Orthodox Jewish donors to familiarize with them and to discuss issues of concern to the Orthodox Jewish community. But of course, in politics nothing is free: Team Romney is expected to pick up $100,000 in contributions during the “meet.” This is not much money for a presidential candidate who is foreseen by some as the very likely winner of the Republican contest, but $100,000 sure covers the gas and tolls from midtown Manhattan to Boro Park, Brooklyn…

Romney’s meeting with NY Orthodox Jewish and Chassidic donors is not the first of this election cycle. As first reported here, the night it took place, a massive fundraiser was held for Romney in Queens in late September where the campaign picked up at least $250,000 according to our report of that night and close to $400,000 according to a report three weeks later in the Forward.

{Yossi Newscenter}


  1. Who are the people representing “the orthodox community” and which concerns will they put forward? Who decides which of the candidates is most sincere on orthodox and Jewish/Israel concerns? I hope a whole voting bloc is not led astray by narrow interests.

  2. 3. Comment from TorahYidKS
    November 27, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Ah, Rick, you give away more and more.

    4. Comment from TorahYidKS
    November 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Perhaps you’re finally coming to your senses?

    Heh heh. No. But as I am not Richard John Santorum, I want to meet all the candidates.

    However, I was willing to drive 250 miles to meet Senator Santorum. I’m willing to meet Romney if he’s in Borough Park, where I live.