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!"
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet, each vying for the Democratic nomination for Colorado's junior spot in the U.S. Senate, seem to be running identical campaigns with identical biographies: Jewish scions of East Coast public service families, Yale educated, drawn to the Centennial State as ambitious young politicos.
They say they stand for the same thing: Government reformers running in an anti-incumbent year pledging to bash the big bucks bad guys.