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  • Political Tidbits: “It’s still iffy, which is freaking me out”

    “It’s still iffy, which is freaking me out”: That, according to the New York Times, was what one Boca Raton precinct coordinator had to say about the attitude of some “lifelong Jewish Democrats” toward Barack Obama. The coordinator was attending a Hillary Clinton appearance for Obama in South Florida. More details on the rally in… More ▸

  • Cardin will be key Jewish surrogate for Obama

    Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-Md.) appearances before Jewish audiences in South Florida last week were the first of many he’ll be making this fall on behalf of Barack Obama. In an interview last week, Cardin said he went to the presumptive Democratic nominee a few weeks ago and “offered my help” in persuading Jewish voters –… More ▸

  • McCain launches Jewish effort in Florida

    McCain opens Jewish shop in Florida, with who else but … Joe Lieberman: JOHN MCCAIN ANNOUNCES FLORIDA JEWISH STEERING COMMITTEE For Immediate Release Contact: Press Office Monday, July 21, 2008 TALLAHASSEE, FL U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today announced the McCain 2008 Florida Jewish Steering Committee. John McCain values the support of the Jewish… More ▸

  • Florida: Point/counterpoint on Obama’s record on Israel

    Competing Op-Eds in the Palm Beach Post offer divergent views of Barack Obama’s record on Israel and Jewish-related issues. Jewish congressman Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) defends Obama’s stance on Israel and slams email smears against the presumed Democratic nominee. He writes: Rather than deal in facts, including Sen. Obama’s strong record on Israel, these e-mails… More ▸

  • Does a Wexler balance out a Bonior?

    The Republican Jewish Coalition is jumping on the Obama campaign’s announcement that it will be represented by U.S. Rep. David Bonior – not a favorite of pro-Israel activists – at the DNC meeting in D.C. on Saturday. (John Edwards caught some Jewish flak for tapping Bonior as campaign manager; their response was to stress that… More ▸

  • Obama goes to shul in Florida

    On Thursday, the New York Times had a big story previewing Barack Obama’s efforts in Florida to win over Jewish voters. Let’s just say, elderly Jews in Florida haven’t looked this bad since they accidently voted for Pat Buchanan in 2000: Because of a dispute over moving the date of the state’s primary, Mr. Obama… More ▸

  • RJC and NJDC: Cartoon vs. Ad

    The Republican Jewish Coalition has an ad in Florida newspapers today, timed to Barack Obama’s visit to the Sunshine State. Last week, the National Jewish Democratic Council circulated its own statement and original cartoon taking aim at John McCain. Which is more effective? UPDATE: Here’s the NJDC’s response to the RJC ad. More ▸

  • Ann Lewis: The Jews love Hillary

    Ann Lewis touts Hillary Clinton’s performance among Jewish voters: To: Interested Parties From: Ann Lewis Subject: The Jewish Vote Hillary Clinton’s strong support from Jewish voters in Pennsylvania reaffirmed her strong support from Jewish voters nationwide, and provided further evidence that Hillary is the candidate positioned to win the general election in November. HIGH JEWISH… More ▸