Josh Mandel

Congressional Races: Cantor Still A Soloist

Republican Jewish hopefuls defeated, new faces for House Dems.

11/07/2012

Rep. Eric Cantor will remain the only Jewish Republican in the next Congress after several candidates fell short in Tuesday’s election.

Jewish Democrats seeking congressional seats fared better in Tuesday’s election, however.

Cantor is still the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives. Getty Images

UPDATE 1-GOP Senate Candidate Mandel Gets Slammed By In-laws

Wealthy Ratner cousins criticize Mandel in Jewish press for positions against gays marrying, in military.

11/06/2012

(Adds election result)

Jews are famous for in-law jokes, and Ohio State Treasurer and GOP Senate candidate Josh Mandel is in a prime position to make one, but he probably isn't laughing.

With 45 percent of the vote, Mandel lost the election to incumvent Democrat Sherrod Brown, who garnered 50 percent, according to the New York Times.

Senate candidate Josh Mandel is under attack from his own in-laws. Getty Images
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