Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) named the chairman of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs as the top Jewish adviser to his presidential campaign.
Mark Broxmeyer, already a top fund-raiser for the McCain campaign, will serve as the chair of McCain’s Jewish Advisory Committee, a campaign statement said.
Broxmeyer, a New York property developer, is national chairman for JINSA, a group that promotes close Israel-U.S. security ties and that has been one of the most consistent supporters of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy. Broxmeyer has taken the lead in promoting JINSA’s exchange program for Israeli and U.S. law enforcement officials.
McCain’s campaign for the Republican nomination nearly collapsed over the summer, but in recent weeks he has made strides in early primary states.