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  • RJC defends poll, Dems cry foul

    The leader of the Republican Jewish Coalition says he did nothing wrong by sponsoring a poll that tested negative messages about Barack Obama, but said he won’t provide his poll questions to the media unless Democrats do the same. “I’ll be happy to release the questions when the Obama people release their polls,” said Brooks…. More ▸

  • Both parties do agree: It wasn’t a “push poll”

    Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks says there was nothing wrong with it, Jewish Democrats say it was full of distortions and half-truths. But everyone does seem to agree on one thing regarding the RJC’s controversial survey which tested negative Barack Obama messages over the weekend: It was not a “push poll.” Confirming what… More ▸

  • RJC (mis)plays the Buchanan card

    You may recall that our own Ron Kampeas was quick to call out U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler over the Florida Democrat’s rush to pounce on what proved to be flimsy reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once backed Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaign. The Republican Jewish Coalition also jumped in to defend Palin. Well, now it’s… More ▸

  • Jewish voter recounts “push poll”

    The Republican Jewish Coalition is denying that a recent survey was in fact a “push poll” meant to plant nasty ideas about Barack Obama in the minds of Jewish voters. But try telling that to Joelna Marcus, who is convinced the Republican machine is behind the calls. Marcus recounted the phone call she received at… More ▸

  • RJC fesses up to involvement in negative Obama poll

    The Republican Jewish Coalition has admitted it sponsored a negative poll about Barack Obama. Politico reported Tuesday evening that the RJC took responsibility for the phone poll in swing states, which asked voters their response to negative statements about Obama. Those statements included reported praise for him from a leader of the Palestinian terror group… More ▸

  • RJC asks if you’re “concerned about Barack Obama”

    “Concerned about Barack Obama? You should be.” That’s the tagline for a new ad campaign just unveiled by the Republican Jewish Coalition. The word “naive” is a common theme of the two ads, which started running in Jewish newspapers last week. One calls the Democrat’s foreign policy “weak and naive,” while the other calls his… More ▸

  • Now it’s the Republicans’ turn to fight smears

    After months of Jewish Democrats fighting rumors and other untrue charges about Barack Obama’s record, it’s now the Jewish Republicans’ turn to fight “smears.” The Republican Jewish Coalition has put out a lengthy “fact sheet” debunking some of the stories that have been circulating about GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, from Pat Buchanan to… More ▸

  • Lots of lawmakers at RJC bash

    Every Jewish lawmaker in Congress (OK, that’s only three) and a multitude of other members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives turned out Thursday afternoon for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s “Salute to Pro-Israel Lawmakers” at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis (see video). Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Norm Coleman (Minn.), locked in a… More ▸