A leading political newspaper chose a Jewish Democrat as its congressional rookie of the year. The Politico named Ron Klein of Florida for his policy ideas, knowledge of how to wield political power and fund-raising ability. Klein had also notably broken with his Democratic colleagues to push a joint resolution with Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) condemning the threat that Iran poses in Latin America. Klein, a self-described pro-business Democrat, represents a district that includes wealthy neighborhoods in Palm Beach and the working-class factories of Fort Lauderdale. He introduced legislation to help stabilize insurance for homeowners in hurricane-prone districts.
â€œThere is a solution for every single problem,â€ Klein told The Politico. â€œWe sat down with various groups, talked about the insurance crisis and said, â€˜Weâ€™re going to find an answer.â€™ â€ Kleinâ€™s colleagues on Capitol Hill described the 14-year veteran of the Florida Legislature as energetic and knowledgeable. Klein, who has been known to spend hours making fund-raising calls, has in excess of $1.4 million in campaign funds on hand, according to Federal Election Commission records.
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