In full-page ads currently running in Der Yid and in Der Blatt, the two major Satmar Yiddish weeklies, Republican Joe Hynes attributes his double-digit loss in the Democratic primary to “the minority element that seeks lawlessness.” It then goes on to say that, in the general election, the electorate “will use common sense and not vote for lawlessness.”
Translated into English, the third bullet of the ad (attached) lists facts that “leaders and activists know” about Republican Joe Hynes, including “that his opponent [Ken Thompson] was only successful because a very small percent came out to vote and there he pulled in the minority element that seeks lawlessness.”
Democrat Ken Thompson’s campaign called on Republican Joe Hynes to take down this disgusting ad immediately.
“How low will Republican Joe Hynes go? First Hynes called his African American opponent ‘thuggish,’ now he is running ads that claim the only reason he lost the primary is because minorities were seeking ‘lawlessness’? While it’s clear that Republican Joe Hynes has no respect for the diverse voters of Brooklyn, if he had any integrity left, he would take down this disgusting ad immediately. Each day, Joe Hynes is proving why he lost the Democratic primary by a double-digit margin — he’s unfit to serve, and his disgraceful campaign continues to demean the dignity of the office he is about to exit,” said campaign spokesman James Freedland.
Read the ad in Yiddish below: