In what seems to eventually become a heated race in Brooklyn, Igor Oberman, an attorney and president of the board of directors in a large housing complex in the district has already raised more than $85,000 in 3 weeks, according to reports by his campaign and first reported by Colin Campbell.
Oberman, who is seeking to hold the seat pf Mike Nelson as a Russian representative has amassed the sum through over 200 donors, 70 percent of whom came from within the district. “This is a game-changer,” spokesman Jonathan Yedin told Politicker. “Igor’s massive fundraising haul proves his message is resonating and voters are getting behind his campaign in a big way.”
Oberman sought to run for Senate against former Senaotr Carl Kruger in the 27th district in 2010, but failed to submit enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.At the time, Oberman told David freedlander for The Observer that the political world has not heard the last of him. Oberman said that he thought that the decennial reapportionment could mean new opportunities for Russian-American pols. “There is redistricting coming up, hopefully in a couple of years there may be possibilities down the line,” he said. “There is a census coming out. There may be a lot of possibilities coming up.”
So far, Oberman is far ahead of his presumed rivals in the Democratic party by a substantial distance.