05/02/2013 01:23 pm ET

Vito Lopez Is Still A Strong Candidate WIth Ties To Hispanic And Hasidic Communities

Disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez may have lost his party backing but he’s still a formidable candidate with an army of passionate supporters seeking to catapult his Council bid.

Lopez's backing in the Hasidic community and ties with Hispanic voters through his nonprofit political pundits predicting he has a good chance of winning the Council seat despite an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations he sexually harassed young staffers.

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