Political Points: Rothman redistricted, Paul’s plan, Brooks on Santorum
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Political Points: Rothman redistricted, Paul’s plan, Brooks on Santorum

ROTHMAN REDISTRICTED: Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) is losing his district to redistricting and plans to run against a fellow Democratic incumbent in a neighboring seat.

SANTORUM’S JEWISH APPEAL: In the Senate, Rick Santorum was a staunch supporter of Israel, but his stances on social issues may not play well with Jewish voters.

A JEWISH PERRY: Jan Perry, an African-American Jewish city councilwoman, runs for mayor of Los Angeles.

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ADL AND AJC VS. CAP: Two Jewish groups are criticizing the liberal Center for American Progress for its bloggers’ writings on Israel.

SANTORUM’S SPECTER SUPPORT: Rick Santorum, a fierce opponent of abortion, supported his former Pennsylvania colleague Sen. Arlen Specter against a more conservative primary challenger in 2004.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ’S CONFIDENCE: Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz professes confidence in President Obama’s reelection chances.

PAUL’S PLAN: Ron Paul has a plan to go all the way to the convention, and he is way ahead of his opponents in on-the-ground preparation for future caucus state contests.

BROOKS HAILS SANTORUM: David Brooks sees Rick Santorum as a genuine working-class champion.

BIBI VS. BARACK: Aaron David Miller writes that there is no trust between the leaders of Israel and the United States, and suggests that things may get worse before they get better.