Jewish Democrats Fared Well in the Elections
Jewish Republicans fared poorly in the elections. State Treasurer Josh Mandell (R) lost to incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 45% to 50% in Ohio’s senate race. Meanwhile, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was trounced by incumbent Bill Pascrell in the battle for New Jersey’s District 9 seat in the US House. Back in July, National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) Head David Harris predicted this loss, saying, “I’m willing to call the race now. Write this down. He will lose dramatically.” Pascrell won over Boteach 74% to 25%.
Jewish Republicans did see some success with their efforts to aid the iVoteIsrael program. Indeed, according to Arutz Sheva, American voters in Israel voted for Romney over Obama at a 6:1 ratio. Furthermore, Americans living in Israel voted in record numbers in this election. According to an ivoteIsrael survey (quoted by Arutz Sheva), “5% [of Americans living in Israel] voted for Romney and 14% voted Obama.” Meanwhile “62% voted GOP and 28% voted Democratic.” Yet, although many of these votes came from voters who originally hailed from swing states like Florida, they did not give Romney enough of an edge to win.
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