Forward Thinking

'Diva' Comes Up a Bit Short

By Forward Staff

Mindy Meyer won plenty of attention for her splashy pink-themed campaign for a Brooklyn state Senate seat.

The young Orthodox law student dubbed the ‘Magenta Yenta’ did less well at the ballot box.

She was crushed by incumbent Democrat Kevin Parker by a 97%-to-3% margin. According to the Daily News, Meyer garnered just 2,553 votes in the Flatbush-based district compared to 86,697 for Parker.

Meyer burst onto the scene in the summer when politicos noticed her unusual campaign. Her website, pink and flashy, incorporated glitter and leopard print. Her slogan was: “I’m Senator and I know it.”

“I’m trying to appeal to the younger population,” explained Meyer.

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