Kasich to Speak at Great Neck Synagogue Saturday

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will address a Jewish audience at The Great Neck Synagogue on Long Island this Saturday, according to an invitation obtained by Jewish Insider.

Kasich will address congregants of the leading Orthodox synagogue following Shabbos morning services.

Republican presidential candidates have made it a tradition to speak at prominent Orthodox shuls in this election cycle, mainly as an introduction to top Jewish donors.

Senator Lindsey Graham spoke at the Great Neck synagogue in November 2015. In the summer, Graham addressed the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton, NY. Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee and George Pataki also addressed the congregation during the summer weeks. Senator Ted Cruz wooed a Sephardic audience at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills. He also showed up at Shabbos services in the Hamptons and in Bal Harbor, Florida.

Saturday’s address will serve as an opportunity for Kasich to pitch his campaign in front of an audience that could determine the Republican nomination process.

Recent polls show Kasich in second place, trailing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump by 30+ points, in the April 19 New York primary.

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