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The number of fellow Republicans that Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens can count on as friends appears to be diminishing.
Former Congressman Dick Zimmer, the GOP nominee challenging Senator Frank Lautenberg in New Jersey, is among the latest calling for Stevens to resign after his conviction on federal corruption charges.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has built “a solid reputation delivering federal funds to New Jersey for mass transit, beach replenishment and road projects” over four decades in the Senate, but the Philadelphia Inquirer calls former Congressman Dick Zimmer “a viable alternative.”
The Inky threw its support and endorsement in the New Jersey Senate election behind Zimmer, who the paper notes has a reputation as a fiscal conservative, who bucks his party and would fight earmarks, but also has a reputation being being a moderate.
Rosh Hashanah is more than a week away, but Barack Obama drew upon the High Holy Days themes of renewal and rededication in a conference call with more than 900 rabbis.
“I know that for rabbis this is the busiest time of the year as you prepare for the High Holy Days,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the rabbis on Thursday, according to a statement his campaign provided.
Israel has”ceased to exist as a campaign issue” at the moment in this year’s presidential contest, but that doesn’t mean it’s irrelevant.
In fact, writing in Haaretz, Bradley Burston notes Israel’s influence on the election could be one military strike, one peace deal or one terrorist strike away.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who bucked the Democratic Party and endorsed President Bush over Democrat John Kerry in 2004, has no regrets about that decision. Kerry did not fully understood the need to support Israel at the time, he says.
“That is not an issue in this election,” Koch writes in a statement today. “Both parties and their candidates have made clear, before and during this election campaign their understanding of the need to support Israel and oppose acts of terrorism waged against it by Hamas and other Muslim supporters of terrorism.”