Show-Me 'The Jewish Vote' Amid Close Missouri Senate Blunt Vs. Kander Contest
Sent our way by a friend of the blog . . . In the "Why it’s news for Jews" section of this informative Senate rundown we learned a new word today as this article notes that "Kander enjoys unusually impressive yichus for a Missouri pol . . ." Also, "Blunt has been close to the pro-Israel community for decades; as House leader he led trips to Israel for GOP freshmen. He also has been out front in introducing pro-Israel legislation and has been a constant at Republican Jewish Coalition events. His second wife, Abigail Perlman, is Jewish."
More to the point this JTA article informs us . . . Pro-Israel giving has not registered as a factor in this race, which is not surprising considering that it’s win-win for the mainstream community. (J Street does not back Kander.)
You decide . . .
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