7 of Obama’s 35 Campign Co-Chairs are Jewish

The list includes: Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce.com who has been listed on the Forbes 400  richest Americans; U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), whose mother is a Holocaust survivor and  who identifies himself as of Jewish descent; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff who acted as a  liaison in that post to the Jewish community; Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), a prominent civil rights liberal who  likely will be tapped to make Obama’s case to a Democratic Party constituency  disappointed by Obama’s retention of anti-terrorism practices introduced by his  predecessor; Penny Pritzker, the hotel heiress and Forbes listee who has backed Obama  since the launch of his political career in the 1990s, and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who represents a Chicago-area constituency  with a substantial Jewish population and a backer of Obama for nearly a  decade. – JTA Via the Forward

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