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Jewish legislators make good surrogates

Some of the best candidate surrogates are Jewish Democrats in Congress. Florida Reps. Robert Wexler and Debbie Wasserman Schultz – who supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, respectively, in the primaries – and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who also backed Clinton, were among those singled out in a Politico article. (One Senate Democrat says of Schumer, “We didn’t know Chuck could be such a team player.”) The article points out that being a successful surrogate means “enhanced national stature.”