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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Hillary wins Pa., takes Jewish vote

    The networks have called Pennsylvania for Hillary Clinton, and the initial exit polls show her winning the Jewish vote 57 percent to 43 percent. Jews made up about 7 percent of the electorate. Obama did worse among whites overall, especially Catholics. [UPDATE: The results have been adjusted: Clinton won the Jewish vote 62 percent to… More ▸

  • Obama: Wright is my “pastor,” not “spiritual adviser”

    In his continuing effort to put the issues of his controversial pastor to rest, Barack Obama took a different tack when he spoke Wednesday from the pulpit of a Philadelphia synagogue, downplaying the role of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in his life. “He was my pastor,” Obama said, dismissing the notion frequently put forward that… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits

    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton respond to list of questions from the Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh. The New York Jewish Week urges voters to insist on more details from the presidential candidates about how they will deal with the Middle East. Philadelphia magazine takes a look at one of Obama’s top Jewish backers in Pennsylvania…. More ▸

  • Who’s afraid of Obama fans?

    By several accounts, the Obama folks are keeping a tight rein on who is allowed to speak for the campaign (though we certainly can’t complain about our access to the candidate himself). But they may be shooting themselves in the foot as a result. Case in point: I visited Obama’s campaign office in the Philadelphia… More ▸

  • Pa. Jews for Obama

    Hillary Clinton commands the support of the highest-profile Jewish politicians and fund-raisers in Pennsylvania (more to come on that later in the week). But Barack Obama’s biggest Jewish backers in the state have issued a letter explaining why they like their guy: March 31, 2008 Dear Friend: We are writing as American Jews from all… More ▸

  • Two more articles from Philly’s Jewish paper

    Bryan Schwartzman of Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent files two stores from what is now Ground Zero of the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. First, a look at local Jewish Republican efforts to boost John McCain: Before heading out on a congressional trip that includes stops in Iraq and Israel, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) –… More ▸