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  • Filner elected San Diego mayor

    U.S. Rep. Bob Filner was elected the mayor of San Diego.

  • How Adelson funding Gingrich hurt Santorum, helped Romney and saved Obama

    Writing in the Forward, Samuel Freedman makes the most provocative post-election argument that I’ve read so far. The thesis is more or less what I wrote in this post’s headline. Freedman argues that casino kingpin Sheldon Adelson’s lavish funding of Newt Gingrich’s doomed Republican primary campaign split the conservative anti-Romney vote and helped to "deny…

  • After elections, J Street declares ‘victory’!

    J Street, the dovish Israel policy group, is pretty pleased by last night’s congressional election results. Here’s an excerpt form an email blast the group sent today: All 49 JStreetPAC-endorsed incumbents in the House – elected. All 7 JStreetPAC-endorsed Senate candidates – elected. JStreetPAC’s challengers and candidates for open seats – elected in 13 out…

  • After Romney’s loss, Jewish conservatives reflect

    What went wrong for Mitt Romney? Jewish conservatives are offering an array of answers to that question. Was President Obama just too strong a candidate? Or was Mitt Romney’s campaign too big a dud? Did Romney’s stances on immigration and same-sex marriage hurt him? Was the loss caused by a failure to confidently articulate free-market…

  • Schneider edges Dold to capture Illinois congressional seat

    Democrat Brad Schneider edged Rep. Bob Dold to win a suburban Chicago congressional seat.

  • Berkley, Lingle, Mandel lose Senate bids

    Jewish Senate hopefuls in Hawaii, Ohio and Nevada went down to defeat.

  • Sherman routs Berman in heated Calif. congressional race

    Rep. Brad Sherman soundly defeated fellow veteran California Democrat Rep. Howard Berman to remain in Congress.

  • Josh Mandel falls to Sherrod Brown in Ohio

    Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel failed in his bid to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

  • Boteach loses to Pascrell in N.J.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lost his bid for a congressional seat from New Jersey.

  • Tonight’s congressional races to watch

    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…