Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
In what's becoming a familiar biannual ritual, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) again narrowly squeaked out a win, to hold on to his House seat representing Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Unofficial results from the Pennsylvania Department of State gave the congressman a 4 percent advantage (52 percent to 48 percent) over his Democratic opponent, businessman and first-time political candidate Bob...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Democrat Allyson Schwartz and Republican Marina Kats, opponents in politics, do have several things in common: Both are Jewish women, and each have two children. They even share the same polling place -- the Meadowbrook School in Abington -- where each voted on Election Day. But it was the incumbent Schwartz whom voters overwhelmingly chose -- which means a third...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Steve Burstein, a Democratic committeeman from Northeast Philadelphia has worked the polls there on every Election Day since 1978, but he said he'd never seen voter turnout quite like Tuesday's, as a two-year campaign for the presidency finally came to an end and voters had their say. "When Reagan won [in 1984], that was about the worst I ever saw...
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Sen. Barack Obama waves to supporters during a rally at Grant Park in Chicago following his election as the 44th president of the United States. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images
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Daniel Livingston, a John McCain supporter who's all of 13, is frustrated that he won't get to cast a ballot in this year's election. In fact, in 2012, he'll only be 17, so he won't have the chance to vote for president until 2016. Wearing a slightly oversized Flyers jacket, which was a Bar Mitzvah present, the student in the...
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