Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate and is facing Tom Smith, a entrepreneur in the coal industry from Western Pennsylvania. Casey is a socially conservative Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, where he has pres­sed for sanctions against Iran. For much of the past year, the race has been fairly quiet, but...
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Two Jewish women are competing in the region’s hottest congressional races, both Democratic challengers attempting to unseat Republican incumbents. In Pennsylvania’s 8th district, which covers Bucks County and a small portion of Montgomery County, lawyer Kathy Boockvar is locked in a tight battle with U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. And on the other side of the Delaware River, the battle is...
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John Featherman, a 48-year-old realtor, likes to go against the odds. Last year, the Jewish Republican made a long-shot bid for Philadelphia mayor and lost. This year, he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the leader of the Philadelphia Democratic Party. Brady crushed him in a 1998 House race and victory seems nearly impossible this time, too. Featherman has raised just...
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Rom Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Among the scores of congressional races around the country, here are some of particular Jewish interest, where at least one and sometimes two Jews are contending for a seat. U.S. Senate: Hawaii — Mazie Hirono (D) vs. Linda Lingle (R) Strongly Democratic Hawaii is tough turf for Republicans, but picking up a Senate seat in President Obama’s birth state would...
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Nearly four months after the Obama campaign held an event at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elk­ins Park that drew some 1,200 people, the Republicans are taking their turn at the same venue. The July Obama program — which took place before presidential candidates were even officially nominated by their parties — featured Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
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