Campaign Sign for Jewish New York Gubernatorial Candidate Vandalized With Antisemitic Graffiti
June 29, 2022
A campaign lawn sign for a New York gubernatorial candidate, Congressman Lee Zeldin, was was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti this past weekend.
The sign, located in the town of Huntington on Long Island, was spray-painted with a Nazi swastika and the number “187” — the California penal code for murder that has been widely adopted as a death threat.
In a statement, Zeldin spokesperson Katie Vincentz said, “In the United States, we settle our scores at the ballot box, and this type of raw hate must never have any home on Long Island or anywhere else in our state and country.”
“Congressman Zeldin is thankful for the Suffolk County Police Department as they work to identify the perpetrators,” she added.
On Tuesday, Zeldin won the Republican gubernatorial primary, and he will now face the Democratic incumbent, Governor Kathy Hochul, in the general election.
If he was to defeat Hochul in November, Zeldin would become New York’s first-ever Republican Jewish governor.