Alan Grayson

In House Races, Jewish Democrats Fare Better Than Republicans

11/07/2012

Jewish Democrats seeking congressional seats fared better in Tuesday’s election than Jewish Republicans.

In New York’s 1st District in Suffolk County, incumbent Democrat Rep. Tim Bishop warded off a second challenge by Randy Altschuler, who would have been a second Jewish Republican in Congress. While their 2010 match was so close the results weren’t determined for weeks, Altschuler conceded just after midnight Wednesday, with the vote count at 52 percent to 48 percent, according to Newsday.

Randy Altschuler, a Republican, failed in his second bid to unseat Rep. Tim Bishop in Suffolk's 1st District.

Department of Silliness: Alan Grayson for president?

I heard it first from Tikkun's Rabbi Michael Lerner, who included outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) in his long list of potential primary challengers to President Barack Obama in 2012.

Grayson, freshman Jewish House member, loses

Rep. Alan Grayson was one of the new members of the Jewish delegation in the House – and he was one of the first defeated on this Bloody Tuesday for the Democrats.

Grayson, an outspoken liberal Democrat who sometimes suffered from foot-in-mouth disease, lost to Republican Daniel Webster in Florida's 8th district.

Grayson blamed low Democratic turnout, but his controversial statements – including a Holocaust allusion in the health care debate that got him in trouble with the ADL – were undoubtedly a big part of Tuesday's results.

Election 2010: More Anger, More Close Races Than Ever

10/19/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Talk to veteran campaign watchers about this year’s congressional races, and within seconds they will tell you that they've never before seen elections quite like these.

Tea party rhetoric, Nazi comparisons - and our own culpability

Get ready for a whole lot more hyperbole comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler.

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