Florida

  • Breaking down the Fla. Jewish vote

    JTA’s Ben Harris has an article breaking down MSNBC’s numbers on the Jewish vote. Dem and GOP yids turned out big. On the Democratic side, Hillary won big with Jewish voters, but essentially the same as with the overall white community (GOP Jewish sample was too small for an accurate estimate). More ▸

  • Hillary thanks Wasserman Schultz

    In case you missed that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a growing force in the Democratic Party, guess who Hillary Clinton’s first thank you went to in her Florida victory speech? More ▸

  • I didn’t want your endorsement anyway!

    Quick Quiz: Which presidential candidate is touting the newspaper endorsements he DIDN’T receive? Answer: New York’s own Rudy Giuliani. Check out this campaign ad that tries to explain why Rudy’s hometown paper called him “a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man.” More ▸

  • Hillary’s congresswoman does Fla.

    The Democratic presidential candidates may have pledged to not campaign in Florida, but no one said anything about sending their congresswoman: Nita Lowey, whose New York district includes the Clintons’ Westchester home, was down in South Florida over the weekend to stump for Hillary. She was joined by a fellow Democratic congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,… More ▸

  • Rudy does shul

    Rudy Giuliani hit the Boca Raton Synagogue on Sunday morning. Here is a scratchy clip of his remarks. Yes, that is a yarmulke on his – check the photo below … More ▸

  • Florida: Where are the Dems!?!

    Considering that the Jewish community is overwhelmingly Democratic, a thoughtful reader might legitimately wonder why so much of JTA’s coverage in Florida has been focused on the Republicans (here, here). Well, that’s because the Democratic Party is pledging not to seat the state’s delegates at the convention this summer and the leading Dem candidates are… More ▸

  • McCain to evangelicals: Hey, we both love Israel

    Why is John McCain making headway with conservative voters? The Arizona senator thinks fighting terrorism and supporting Israel are the keys. Here’s his response to a question on the subject at a rally today at Pensacola Junior College: HOW DO YOU SWAY EVANGELICAL VOTERS? “Well the major concern that we found out in NH and… More ▸

  • JTA PODCAST: Interview with Senator Norm Coleman

    Senator Norm Coleman addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition Friday morning in Boca Raton. Afterwards, he spoke with reporters about why he’s supporting Rudy Giuiliani for president. Click the play button below to listen. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸

  • JTA PODCAST: Why McCain?

    Representative Adam Hasner, a Jewish Republican in the Florida House of Representatives and the House Majority Leader, talks to JTA about why he’s supporting John McCain for president. Click the play button below to listen. To subscribe to JTA’s Behind the News podcast, click here. More ▸