A vandal scrawled threatening and anti-Semitic graffiti on a Lengthy Island garden signal supporting GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, the pol’s camp mentioned Sunday, simply days earlier than his occasion’s main election.
The hateful message — which included a swastika and the quantity 187 — was discovered on an indication in a yard in Huntington, Suffolk County, the congressman’s residence turf, his marketing campaign mentioned in an announcement.
The marketing campaign mentioned the quantity 187 is the California penal code for homicide — and “has been universally adopted as a typical loss of life risk.”
Zeldin rep Katie Vincentz added, “In america, we settle our scores on the poll field, and such a uncooked hate must not ever have any residence on Lengthy Island or wherever else in our state and nation.
“Congressman Zeldin is grateful for the Suffolk County Police Division as they work to establish the perpetrators.”
Zeldin faces Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani and Harry Wilson in Tuesday’s Republican main. He was out traversing upstate New York on Sunday forward of the first voting.
The 42-year-old, four-term congressman — who The Submit endorsed on June 16 — has constantly led within the polls towards his opponents.
Actual Clear Politics’ most up-to-date two-week polling common confirmed Zeldin with 32.5% of the first vote vs. 20% for his closest challenger, Giuliani.
The winner will go up towards the victor in Tuesday’s Democratic main — possible incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Different GOP gubernatorial candidates additionally stormed the state on the ultimate Sunday earlier than the first.
Video posted on Giuliani’s Twitter web page confirmed him talking to aged veterans in The Bronx and posing with New York Mets mascot “Mr. Met” in Bayside, Queens.
“It was nice to fulfill you Mr. Met, completely,” Giuliani mentioned within the clip.
However Giuliani’s stumping was marred by a scary incident involving his well-known dad, former New York Metropolis Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was slapped on the again by a foul-mouthed employee in a ShopRite on Staten Island.
“You’re a f–king scumbag,’’ the on-the-clock worker snarled at Rudy, 78, who was glad-handing for his son on the time and advised The Submit he felt “super ache’’ afterward.
The employee was taken into custody by cops.
In the meantime, Wilson, a former Obama administration official, campaigned in Rockland County and appeared on the radio program “The Cats Roundtable with John Catsimatidis.”
“The problems that matter most to New Yorkers are crime and price of dwelling,” he advised Catsimatidis.
Former Westchester County Government Astorino spent the day in Queens and Lengthy Island, he mentioned in a video posted on Twitter.
“Coming down the house stretch right here, of us,” Astorino mentioned within the video.
“I’m operating as a result of I’m going to beat Kathy Hochul. We’re going to avoid wasting this state.”
Extra reporting by Zach Williams