Election 2010

After Electoral ‘Shellacking,’ Obama ‘Unwavering’ on Peace

11/05/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama’s commitment to Middle East peace talks is “unwavering,” even after crushing midterm elections, a top aide said.

Election Night 2010

The Jewish Week's Adam Dickter reports from the Democratic victory party in Manhattan,  with speeches by Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand and Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo.

Dueling exit polls, Sestak-Toomey and the eternal J Street debate

The dust has settled from Tuesday's electoral earthquake, which was about a 6.2 on the political Richter scale, and  the spinmeisters are hard at work telling us how to interpret the piles of rubble.

As promised, I've been looking at exit polls about the high-profile Senate race in Pennsylvania. The exit polls aren't exactly conclusive – and aren't exactly in agreement.

Altschuler Race Too Close To Call

11/03/2010

With at least 9,000 absentee ballots still to be counted, Republican Randy Altschuler is still hoping for a narrow victory against Democrat Tim Bishop in New York’s politically fickle 1st Congressional District.

With a 3,400 vote lead in the machine tally, Bishop claimed victory on Wednesday. But Altschuler had yet to concede as of noon Thursday. 

Community Bracing For Post-Election Perfect Storm

Voter fears of big government, deficit could lead to dramatic service cuts; confluence of issues clouds GA.

11/03/2010
Washington Correspondent

A Jewish federation system that was beginning to recover from the deepest recession in postwar history could be facing a new perfect storm in the wake of this week’s congressional elections and a tidal wave of voter unhappiness about big government and a runaway federal deficit.

New Yorkers at the polls Tuesday.

GOP Sweep Makes One Jew a Star, Unseats and Disempowers Others

11/03/2010
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jew in U.S. political history.

"We are excited for Eric Cantor to become the next House Majority leader," said Matt Brooks, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "The highest ranking Jew to ever serve in the House!"

After Election 2010, is your opinion of the Tea Party movement:

Pa. race called for Toomey and what that says about J Street

As the Political Insider puts a wrap on what has been a long day, several news organizations are now projecting Republican Pat Toomey the winner in the super-hot Pennsylvania senate race.

If those projections hold he will beat Rep. Joe Sestak, the man who ousted Sen. Arlen Specter in this year's Democratic primary, by a narrow margin.

The results will ignite a firestorm of spin about J Street, the controversial pro-peace process, pro-Israel group that supported Sestak in a big way.

Eric Cantor's remarkable rise to the GOP heights

Despite some high-profile losses, it's been a great night for the Republicans and a great one for Rep. Eric Cantor.

Cantor's easy reelection victory and the GOP conquest of the House – according to several network projections – mean he's now in line to become Majority Leader, second only to Rep. John Boehner, who is expected to easily win the Speakers position.

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