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Moran challenger backs Jews for Jesus

The Republican challenger of a Democratic congressman known for his strident criticism of Israel is a Jews for Jesus supporter.

Mark Ellmore, a long-shot challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who represents a district in suburban Washington, founded “Know the Truth,” a Web site that promotes fund-raising for Jews for Jesus, among other proselytizing Christian groups, the Washington Jewish Week reported this week.

Ellmore, a Bank of America consultant, told the newspaper that he had seen Jews who were involved with the group “transformed” by the experience.

He said he should be the more attractive prospect for Jewish voters because he is a stronger supporter of Israel.

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