New York Democrat tries to run under ‘Pro-Israel Party’ to flip state seat

A New York City Democrat looking to claim a state assembly seat in Brooklyn has filed a petition to run on a “Pro-Israel Party” ballot line to boost his chances of winning in the heavily Jewish southern section of the borough.

The petitioner, Joey Cohen Saban, is trying to flip a seat held by GOP incumbent Michael Novakhov and said he has already gathered enough signatures to run as the nominee of his proposed party. He will still run as a Democrat in the 45th Assembly District.

“The line would provide a way for people to show support for Israel, to get the attention it deserves,” Saban told the New York Post. “There’s tremendous support for Israel in the district.”

Saban is a Brooklyn native and is Jewish. He has attacked his opponent for previously
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