Florida

  • 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 ▸

  • Wasserman Schultz: Say no to caucuses

    Here’s the news flash from JTA’s Ben Harris: An increasingly influential pro-Clinton Florida congresswoman opposes the idea of holding caucuses as a solution to the standoff over the state’s primary delegates. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a national co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said that caucuses would never work in a large state… More ▸

  • Caucuses for Florida?

    The AP is reporting that the Democrats are floating the idea of caucuses in Florida and Michigan as a way to resolve the standoff over whether their delegates will count in the nominating contest. State party reps say the proposal is nothing new, and they’re sticking with the results of their votes. Clinton won Florida… More ▸