Category Archives: Jewish Vote

Baltimore County GOP Committee Passes Pro-Israel Resolution

Israel ProtestThe Baltimore County Republican Central Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of Israel’s self-defense on Sept. 8, it was reported in the Jewish Times.

“The Central Committee is effectively the face of the Republican party for the county,” Rudy Stoler, the primary author of the resolution and a county council candidate for District 2, commented “We wanted a way to connect with our Jewish voters.” Read more »

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What Would A Partisan Shift In Control Of The Senate Mean For Jewish Issues?

the capitol(By Dmitriy Shapiro for JNS/Washington Jewish Week). As the Republican party pushes to retake the majority of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming November midterm elections, which would give it control of both houses of Congress, a partisan shift in power may significantly affect a broad range of foreign policy and domestic social issues that are prioritized by American Jews.

Midterm elections in the Senate and House of Representatives have been historically difficult for the party holding the presidency.

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FLGov – Poll Conducted During Rosh Hashana Puts Crist Ahead

Charlie CristAre Jewish voters in the Sunshine State the important voting bloc that could keep Governor Rick Scott in office for another 4 years? The answer lies in two new conflicting polls in the Florida governor’s race.

A state Chamber of Commerce poll, conducted between Septemeber 18-21, shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a narrow but statistically significant lead against Democratic challenger and former Gov. Charlie Crist 943-39). Read more »

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Ramapo – Hasidic Community Voting ‘NO’ In Referendum Over Town Ward System

IMG_0268Ramapo residents are voting today ‘yes’ or ‘no’ whether to increase the number of Town Board members from four to six, and whether to separate the town into geographical districts (wards) to elect a Town Board member from each district.

Some confusion was reported at some polling places as Ramapo poll employees were not aware that all residents can vote, whether or not they are registered voters, The Journal News reported. Read more »

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Bloomingburg – Hasidic Community Voting ‘NO’ In Referendum Over Village Dissolution Plan [Photos]

IMG-20140930-WA042Voters in the eastern Sullivan County Village of Bloomingburg are voting today in a referendum on whether or not to dissolve itself and merge with the Town of Mamakating.

Supporters of the dissolution include the Rural Community Coalition and the Superviser of Mamakating, who are opposed to the 396-home Hasidic development being built by Shalom Lamm. Read more »

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NYGov- Cuomo Meets Netanyahu At NY Reception With Jewish Leaders

cuomo bibi nyNY Governor Andrew Cuomo had yet another day to campaign over his recent Israel trip, just moments after he had landed from a weekend visit to Afghanistan.

Cuomo attended a reception for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hosted by the Israeli Consulate and the Conference Of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, at the New York Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue Tuesday morning. Read more »

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Maryland Gubernatorial Hopeful Larry Hogan Reaches Out To Baltimore JewishCommunity

larry hogan marylandIn an effort to court Jewish voters, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan appeared before the Baltimore Jewish Council’s board meeting, during a campaign stop in Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland.

“He talked about his general campaign themes and his background,” Arthur Abramson, executive director of the BJC, told the Jewish Times. “He said the election is a lot closer than people believe, and he thought that his campaign has a lot of shared values with members of the Jewish community.” Read more »

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Bill De Blasio Says He Intends To Visit Israel As Mayor

bill-de-blasio-at-the-western-wall-965x543Visiting Israel is a preference at any given opportunity, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed Monday.

Amid Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent solidarity visit to Israel and his current trip to Afghanistan, the mayor was asked this morning at an unrelated press conference in The Bronx whether he has any plans in your future to also travel to the middle east region? Read more »

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NY01 – Jewish Republican Congressional Hopeful Lee Zeldin Tied With Rep. Bishop At 46%

Lee ZeldinJewish Republican congressional candidate, State Senator Lee Zeldin is now tied in a dead heat against incumbent Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop.

Bishop and Zeldin are tied at 46% with 7% undecided in a new poll of likely voters in NY’s 1st congressional district, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for American Action Network. Zeldin leads Bishop by six points among  Independents (49-43). Read more »

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Ramapo Ward System Proponents Reach Out To Hasidic Community In Monsey

referendumA referendum that could decide the future of the Town of Ramapo is turning out to be as heated as the one conducted last week in Scotland.

On Tuesday, September 30th, voters in the town of Ramapo will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ whether to increase the number of Town Board members from four to six, and whether to separate the town into geographical districts (wards) to elect a Town Board member from each district.

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Rep. Bachmann: Obama Is ‘First Anti-Israel President’ In History [Video]

bachman busRetiring congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Friday called President Obama the “first anti-Israel president in American history.”

During a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, the former presidential candidate criticized the administration for a slew of perceived failures, including the terrorist attacks on the Benghazi, Libya, and lifting sanctions on Iran, according to a report by The Hill. Read more »

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Poll: Cuomo’s Huge Lead Among Jewish Voters Declines Following Israel Trip

2014-08-13 20.02.39With less than six until Election Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo maintains an almost-undefeatable 29-point lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino (56-27), according to the latest Siena College Poll of likely voters. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins received seven percent and 10 percent remain undecided.

Among Jewish voters, Cuomo leads Astorino by 28 points (53-25), down from a 40 point lead (65-25) in August. 17 percent remain undecided. Read more »

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Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Greetings By NY Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino

2014-09-23 13.07.22As Rosh Hashanah approaches, we begin reflecting on the past year and recommit ourselves to core values for the year ahead. Core values of faith, family and liberty are at the heart of what the American-Jewish community is about and what all New Yorkers stand for. In that spirit, Sheila and I would like to wish you and your family a Shanah Tova U’metuka.

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Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Greetings By Dem Congressional Candidate Kathleen Rice

schumer riceL’Shanah Tovah! Tonight families from across our district will gather to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. As this occasion approaches, I want to wish all those celebrating a healthy and happy new year.

May this year be better than the last, and may we all strive to improve ourselves each and every day.

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Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Statement By NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

102407acorn7RMNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli made the following statement on the eve of Rosh Hashanah:

“Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the commencement of the Jewish High Holy Days. Read more »

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Rosh Hashanah 5775 – Statement By New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

2014-08-13 20.02.39“Members of the Jewish community throughout New York State will gather this evening with friends and loved ones to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

“This sacred holiday is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and look to the year ahead. During this period of reflection, we once again celebrate the diversity that strengthens and energizes our state and recommit ourselves to work together to create a safer and more peaceful future for all. Read more »

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NY04 – Sen. Schumer Stumps For Kathleen Rice In The Five Towns

schumer riceLong Island – Democratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice was endorsed on Tuesday by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. At a joint press conference in the district’s Five Towns community, Schumer spoke to Rice’s unique qualifications for the position and provided his proud and full endorsement for Rice to replace outgoing Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in Congress.

Schumer highlighted Rice’s dedication to community and the middle class, stellar legal experience, commitment to protecting the United States from terror threats like ISIS, and steadfast advocacy for the state of Israel as critical qualifications for the congressional seat. Read more »

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NYGov – Astorino Tours Boro Park; Cuomo Floods Jewish Weeklies W/ Rosh Hashana Greetings

2014-09-23 13.07.25Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino hit the streets in the Orthodox Jewish populated Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, on Tuesday, visiting a supermarket, a Sukkah depot and grabbing a slice of pizza with a supporter.

After a brief campaign stop in the morning with GOP State Senator Martin Golden inside the 77th Street R station in Bay Ridge, Astorino visited the Tomchei Shabbos of Brooklyn Warehouse to assist volunteers in packing holiday food packages for the needy. Read more »

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NY11 – Recchia Hits Grimm On ‘Embarrassing’ Israel Trip

recchiaWhile stumbling on the trail and putting his foreign policy credentials in question, Democratic congressional hopeful Domenic Recchia hit congressman Michael Grimm for what he called was “embarrassing” behavior during a recent Israel trip.

“Michael Grimm should be the last one to critique anyone or make a comment about anyone’s foreign policy issues,” Recchia said during an interview Monday night on NY1.

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NYGov – Astorino Says He’s Visited All 62 Counties

With 42 days to go to election day, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Monday boasted that he has visited, at least once, all 62 New York counties over the past six months.

Astorino, lagging in the polls by a 30 point deficit, summed up New Yorkers mood, those he had encountered with, as “anxious.”

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JP’s Jacob Kornbluh Debuts on NY1’s ‘Inside City Hall’ Show

jacob on inside city hallOur very own political correspondent Jacob Kornbluh was dubbed a “top reporter” during his debut appearance on NY1’s ‘Inside City Hall’ program.

Inside City Hall is an American political talk show that appears on the 24-hour cable-news television channel NY1. The show’s format is a roundtable of top city hall reporters who are invited to discuss various topics, but its primary focus is on political issues concerning New York City. It also extends into other issues, such as social, economic, and education topics affecting New York City residents.

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NY19 – Rep. Gibson Leads Jewish Dem Sean ‘Simcha’ Eldridge By 24 Points

sean eldridgeSean “Simcha” Eldridge, husband of New Republic owner/publisher Chris Hughes and Democratic congressional candidate, has fallen 24 points behind Republican incumbent, Congressman Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th congressional district, according to a new Time Warner Cable News/Siena College.

Rep. Gibson, who was elected in 2012 thanks to the support of the Jewish community, is leading the Jewish Democratic hopeful 57-33, with 10 percent still undecided. Read more »

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UK Labour Party Suspends Anti-Israel Candidate Over Hateful Tweets

Courtesty of the Daily Mirror

Courtesty of the Daily Mirror

The British Labor Party has suspended a candidate who questioned why the ISIS had not attacked “the real oppressors, Israel.”

Vicki Kirby, 34, who was chosen earlier this month as the Labor candidate in the Woking constituency, on the southwestern edge of London, slammed Israel with a series of tweets, that ultimately let to the suspension of her candidacy, The Sunday Times reported. Read more »

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NY18 – Rep. Maloney Leads GOP’s Hayworth In Rematch Election

nan hayworthIncumbent Democratic Representative Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican former Representative Nan Hayworth by 8 points (50-42) in a rematch election between the two, according to a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll of likely voters in NY’s 18th congressional district.

In Orange County – home to half the voters and to a large Orthodox Jewish electorate from Kiryas Joel – Maloney leads Hayworth by 11 points. Read more »

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NY04 – Jewish Republican Bruce Blakeman Trails Kathleen Rice By 47 Points Among Jewish Voters

rice shuk 2Jewish Republican hopeful Bruce Blakeman trails his Democratic opponent Kathleen Rice by 18 points (55-37) in the open seat to replace retiring Representative Carolyn McCarthy in NY’s 4th congressional district, according to a Newsday/News 12 Long Island/Siena College Research poll of likely voters.

Blakeman, vying to replace former House majority leader Eric Cantor as the House’ only Jewish Republican, is still unknown to a majority – 52 percent – of voters in the district, while Rice is far better known. He is also unknown to 43 percent of Republican voters in the district. Read more »

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