Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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By midnight on Nov. 2, the close Pennsylvania Senate race had a clear winner. And yet, a full week after Republican Pat Toomey delivered his victory speech, the battle to claim the Jewish vote goes on. More specifically, the spin has centered around two competing Election Day polls of Jewish voters. One was paid for by the Republican Jewish Coalition,...
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Ever since Pat Toomey nearly beat Arlen Specter in the Republican primary six years ago, his supporters considered him a sure bet to one day win a Senate seat or the governor's mansion. Yet most Democrats and even some Republicans dismissed his chances, asserting repeatedly that the former congressman from Allentown was just too conservative for statewide office. But on...
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Soon after casting his ballot at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood, Larry Rubin, 69, stood in the brisk autumn air and reflected on his vote. "I'm very disappointed with the way our government is going," Rubin said, explaining why he'd voted a straight Republican ticket. "I'm very concerned about my grandchildren and the future they are going to face...
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<div id="articlecontent"><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Pennsylvania&#39;s lone Jewish House member, easily survived a GOP landslide nationwide. </span> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Schwartz, whose district covers the eastern portion of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia, beat Republican challenger Dee Adcock with 56 percent of the vote to 43 percent, according to unofficial returns. In the city, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-District 2) won...
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While the U.S. Senate race to replace Arlen Specter has produced a heated, ongoing debate on U.S. policy toward Israel, the Pennsylvania gubernatorial contest has generated relatively little fervor in the Jewish community. Still, the next occupant of the governor's mansion -- be it Republican Tom Corbett or Democrat Dan Onorato -- will be confronted with issues that could have...
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