Election 2008

Macaca’ Senator’s Jewish Heritage

09/22/2006
Washington Correspondent
In a strange political year, the U.S. Senate race in Virginia is rapidly moving into the realm of the surreal. First there was Republican Sen. George Allen’s mystifying use of the term “macaca” in referring to a young, dark-skinned worker for his opponent, former Reaganite-turned-Democrat Jim Webb. Macaca, according to many news reports, refers to a kind of monkey, and is a racially derogatory term in some parts of the world; Allen, who has 2008 presidential aspirations if he can just hold on to his Senate seat, said he just made the word up.

Giuliani Scores Well With Jewish Republicans

10/18/2007
Washington Correspondent
Tuesday’s high-profile presidential forum held by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) with five of the party’s leading candidates may shake up a nomination contest in which many Jewish big givers remain on the sidelines, waiting for a clear frontrunner to emerge — a problem for a party that suddenly finds itself playing financial catch-up with the Democrats.   A strong supporter of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called the event a “turning point” for his candidate.  

Huckabee's Top Jewish Backer

09/06/2007
Washington Correspondent
A top Jewish supporter of Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign said he came to admire the former Arkansas governor during a recent Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. Dr. Jeffrey Ross, a Houston podiatrist and running enthusiast, said the event gave him a strong insight into the candidate’s character.

The NEXT Candidate from Hope

07/22/2007
Washington Correspondent
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s surprising second-place finish in last week’s Iowa GOP straw poll may be the answer to Christian conservatives’ prayers or just the latest media sensation in an overly long 2008 presidential race. But several experts agree on one thing: it could be bad news for Jewish Republicans.

The Other Candidate from Hope: Huckabee in Iowa

08/17/2007
Washington Correspondent
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s surprising second-place finish in last week’s Iowa GOP straw poll may be the answer to Christian conservatives’ prayers or just the latest media sensation in an overly long 2008 presidential race. But several experts agree on one thing: it could be bad news for Jewish Republicans.

Growing Jewish Woes Seen For Sen. Clinton

Washington Correspondent
Fresh data showing heavy Jewish opposition to the Iraq war may signal trouble ahead for Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign for Jewish support in her presidential drive while seeking a middle ground on the issue. According to a new analysis of Gallup poll data over a two-year span, 48 percent of Protestants and 53 percent of Catholics surveyed said the Iraq war was a mistake —compared to 77 percent of Jews. The Jewish figure was second only to African American Protestants in opposition to the conflict.
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