City and State Reports: A non-profit founded and chaired by Republican Senate candidate Nachman Caller has launched an effort to register 3,000 new, primarily Republican voters in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, according to Caller’s political adviser.
The adviser, Michael Fragin, said that Caller’s non-profit, The Family First Organization, was now beginning the efforts to register the voters in the heavily Orthodox Jewish enclave, an effort that also would obviously also be helpful to Caller’s campaign. Fragin said he did not know who funded the non-profit, which Fragin said was a 501(c)4, though Caller, a wealthy real estate lawyer, is himself obviously a likely candidate.
Caller used the same organization to bash Councilman Lew Fidler’s position on gay marriage through newspaper ads, during the Senate special election between Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican David Storobin. That effort, along with the voter registration efforts, could help Caller gain credibility with Republican voters, especially since Caller is a political unknown who previously had been registered as a Democrat. Caller is reportedly willing to spend $100,000 of his own money in the Senate race.