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  • Courting Pa. Jews

    Hillary Rodham Clinton. Joseph Lieberman. Ed Koch. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky. The campaign biggies are parading in and out of Pennsylvania in an effort not only to convince Jewish voters to support their guy but also to get them to the polls. While much of the media attention is focused on Florida and the Big… More ▸

  • Swing states target of Jewish outreach this weekend

    With less than a month to go before Election Day, Barack Obama’s campaign is sponsoring Jewish outreach events in three important swing states this weekend – and that doesn’t even include “The Great Schlep.” At noon at a Philadelphia Jewish community center, Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell (D) and U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Jan… More ▸

  • Last weekend Pa., this weekend Ohio

    After a big day of Jewish outreach featuring everyone from Ed Koch to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to actress Blythe Danner in Pennsylvania last Sunday, the Barack Obama campaign has a major Jewish outreach event scheduled for this Sunday in Cleveland. The 5 p.m. event at Landerhaven is scheduled to include Dennis Ross, Rep. Jane… More ▸

  • Democrats putting other issues on faith agenda

    For years, Republicans have been seen as the party of the religious because of the stands its members take on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The Democrats are trying to change that perception – by expanding the number of issues that are linked to religion and faith. At a meeting with reporters Thursday… More ▸

  • Jewish push polling?

    Some Jewish voters claim they have been the target of anti-Obama push polling aimed at Members of the Tribe, according to the folks operating the new pro-Obama Web site: The Associated Press reported incidents in Florida and Pittsburgh: Jewish voters in Florida and at least one other state are being targeted by a telephone… 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 ▸

  • Another Jewish VP possibility?

    How about Carl Levin for Barack Obama’s VP? Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic makes a pretty good case–national security experience, attractive to Jewish voters–but doubts it will happen because we haven’t yet heard the Michigan senator’s name floated. Meanwhile, over on the GOP side, Joe Lieberman’s name is once more being bandied about as… More ▸

  • Specter fights on

    Sen. Arlen Specter, the veteran Jewish Republican from Pennsylvania, is letting neither Hodgkin’s disease nor age get in the way of his re-election effort, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. More ▸