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November 7, 2012 4:03am
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel failed in his bid to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown.
November 7, 2012 4:01am
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lost his bid for a congressional seat from New Jersey.
November 6, 2012 11:16pm
Along with the presidential race, we’re paying attention to congressional contests of Jewish interest and with Jewish candidates. Below are some of the races we will be watching tonight. We’ll be updating the post with results as they come in. Jewish candidates are denoted by asterisks next to their names. [[READMORE]] SENATE: Hawaii — Mazie…
November 6, 2012 8:08pm
The Huffington Post’s Andrea Stone had an article yesterday titled: "Jewish Vote In Ohio, Florida May Be Presidential Election Key." She writes: The push to win a particular 2 percent of the population entered its last hours Monday, with both presidential candidates’ seeking an edge with Jewish voters who may play a deciding role in…
November 6, 2012 7:40pm
The Republican Jewish Coalition’s executive director, Matt Brooks, tweeted that Mitt Romney will win 289 or more electoral votes. Regarding the Jewish vote, he predicts: “Romney gets big bump from ’08 & GOP will have increased in 5/6 last elect.” Former Bush administration press secretary Ari Fleischer had a very specific guess on the outcome:…
November 5, 2012 11:13pm
The final Washington Post-ABC tracking poll is out, and this one breaks down the results by religion and includes Jews as a discrete group in its findings. The poll found that 67 percent of Jewish likely voters are supporting Obama and 29 percent are backing Romney. The results are fairly similar to what we’ve seen…
November 5, 2012 10:33pm
Sheldon Adelson, writing in The Wall Street Journal, explains why he no longer identified with the Democratic Party — the party that he and his Jewish immigrant family identified with when he was growing up in Boston. He writes: My critics nowadays like to claim it’s because I got wealthy or because I didn’t want…
November 5, 2012 8:58pm
President Obama is generally considered to have done well in the second presidential debate, which followed his disastrous performance in the first debate. It seems like he has also persuaded several of the undecided Long Island voters who posed questions at the second presidential debate, hosted at Hofstra University. (As was noted at the time,…
November 5, 2012 1:00pm
Time magazine has a good overview of the heated intra-party battle between Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. There’s this passage: Berman is a key foreign policy player who has sponsored far more legislation in his career (he accuses Sherman of having only sponsored three bills in his entire career, “and two were renaming…
November 2, 2012 9:34pm
The L.A. Jewish Journal reports: A pro-Brad Sherman mailer sent out in October to Republican voters in the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional district features a shadowy and ominous-looking image of Rep. Howard Berman, Sherman’s Democratic opponent for Congress, shown alongside Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)….