Elections 2000: Numerical Guide to the Elections

Following is a list of numbers to keep in mind during next week’s U.S. elections:

23 — number of Jews in 106th U.S. House of Representatives

21 — number of Jewish Democrats in the House

1 — number of Jewish Republicans in the House (Benjamin Gilman of New York)

1 — number of Jewish Independents in the House (Bernard Sanders of Vermont)

11 — number of Jews in 106th U.S. Senate

10 — number of Jewish Democrats in the Senate

1 — number of Jewish Republicans in the Senate (Arlen Specter, R-Pa.)

44 — number of Jews seeking seats in the next U.S. House of Representatives

23 — number of Jewish incumbents seeking re-election to the House

17 — number of Jewish Democratic non-incumbents seeking House seats

4 — number of Jewish Republican non-incumbents seeking House seats

2 — number of congressional races where a Jewish Democrat faces a Jewish Republican (Paul Feiner vs. Benjamin Gilman in New York and Sander Levin vs. Bart Baron in Michigan)

5 — number of Jews seeking seats in the next U.S. Senate

3 — number of Jewish incumbents seeking re-election to the Senate

1 — number of Jewish Democrats running for open Senate seats (Ed Bernstein of Nevada)

1 — number of Jewish Republicans challenging Senate incumbents (Paul Rappaport challenging Paul Sarbanes in Maryland)

1 — number of Jewish senators retiring in 2000 (Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey)

78 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for Bill Clinton in 1996

16 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for Bob Dole in 1996

3 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for Ross Perot in 1996

80 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for Bill Clinton in 1992

11 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for George Bush in 1992

9 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted for Ross Perot in 1992

79 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted Democratic in 1998 congressional races

21 — percentage of Jewish voters who voted Republican in 1998

59 — percentage of Jews who identify themselves as Democrats, according to the American Jewish Committee

9 — percentage of Jews who identify themselves as a Republicans

30 — percentage of Jews who identify themselves as independents

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