Skip to comments.Celebrity Englewood Rabbi Enters 9th District Congressional Race (Shmuley Boteach)
Posted on 02/04/2012 3:38:22 PM PST by ChicagoHebrew
Three Republicans, including an Englewood rabbi, are seeking the GOP nomination to run in the new 9th Congressional District.
The three are vying for a chance to compete against Rep. Steve Rothman or Rep. Bill Pascrell, both Democrats, are engaged in a primary fight for the redrawn 9th District.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a talk show host and author of books including Kosher Jesus and Kosher Sex, told Bergens Republican Organization he wants to be the nominee, according to a report on politickernj.com. The congressional run is Boteachs first bid for public office.
Boteach and Rothman, a former Englewood mayor, were among a group that worked to prevent former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from setting up camp in the city.
Blase Billack and Bruce Wrede, both Saddle Brook residents, are also seeking the Republican nomination, northjersey.com reported.
Billack is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at St. Johns University.
I cannot just sit back anymore and passively accept the failure of our government to represent us, our needs and our values, Billack said on his campaign website.
Wrede is a senior technician at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, according to northjersey.com. He ran unsuccessfully for Saddle Brook council and was an aide to former State Sen. Louis Kosco.
It’s a long shot in that district. A better shot is Adam Hasner, who’s running for Congress in southern Florida.
Boteach will NOT win the Jewish vote in the district, in the primary or the general.
Just another self-aggrandizing adventure for Boteach.
JMHO... He upsets the Orthodox and conservative Jewish communities for his strange Kaballah twist, he upsets the reform/secular Jewish vote due to many factors.
There, fixed it.
“Boteach is sort of like a Jewish Gingrich. I never know when I will love him and when I will hate him. “
I guess this means we should support him?
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a strong conservative and will make a great Congressman. Given the following he has money and votes won’t be a problem. This would be a GREAT trade off! Get rid of two sickening bags of Democrat shiite and replace them with Shmuley!
Did he used to be a columnist? I think I used to see columns of his posted on FR.