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Seals vs. Footlik

  • Seals trounces Footlik

    JTA’s Jacob Berkman has been covering the Democratic congressional primary fight in Illinois between Dan Seals and Jay Footlik, who served as Bill Clinton’s and John Kerry’s Jewish liaison. The final tally isn’t pretty: Seals 81% (72,704), Footlik 19% (16,563). The Berkinator will have more later today. More ▸

  • Chicago papers: Take Seals over Footlik

    Just in case you forgot during all the presidential hoopla, JTA is looking at the Democratic congressional primary in the 10th District of Illinois, where former Clinton aide and M.O.T. Jay Footlik is vying against Dan Seals to see who will get the chance to take on the strongly pro-Israel Republican incumbent Mark Kirk. Footlik,… More ▸

  • Footlik campaign says Seals padded his resume

    After filing a real live news story about the Jay Footlik vs. Dan Seals primary race for the 10th Congressional District in Illinois (instead of reportage through blogging) I got a frantic call from Simon Behrmann, Footlik’s campaign manager, informing me that my story contained a “factual error.” It’s not the kind of call you… More ▸

  • Commander Kirk beams at N.J. pro-Israel fund raiser

    On Sunday night, after traveling Chicago’s suburbs for three days, trailing the two Illinois Democrats vying to knock Mark Kirk out of the state’s 10th Congressional district seat (here and here), I finally caught up with the Republican incumbent lat night – in New Jersey. Kirk spoke to a mostly Modern Orthodox group of donors… More ▸

  • Footlik: Chicken soup and a bendel

    I just got back from a meeting with Jay Footlik, and he may be the Jewiest congressional candidate we have seen in a long time. Wearing a red “bendel” – otherwise known as a kabbalah string – around his wrist, Footlik met with me at a restaurant a couple of doors down from his campaign… More ▸

  • Ross, Indyk, Holbrooke: Vote Footlik

    Jay Footlik just sent out an e-mail with a joint endorsement letter signed by Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Richard Holbrooke, Jim Rosapepe and Marc Ginsberg. Over the past six years, we have watched in shock and disbelief as the disastrous foreign policies of George Bush have tragically increased turmoil and chaos across the globe, endangering… More ▸

  • Newspaper: Footlik’s Jewish jokes don’t fly

    Jacob Berkman reports that Dan Seals has landed the endorsement of the Highland Park News. Apparently the editors over there don’t like Jay Footlik’s sense of humor (click here to see the offending ad): His opponent Footlik has served as special assistant to President Clinton on domestic and foreign policy issues, and as a senior… More ▸

  • Seals vs. Footlik (Mini Obama vs. Hillary)

    If you can take your eyes off of the presidential race for a few minutes … JTA’s Jacob Berkman is on the road in Chicago to provide some coverage for a very interesting, little noticed congressional primary. The Democratic race pits Dan Seals, a local up-and-comer, against Jay Footlik, a veteran of the Clinton administration… More ▸