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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - When she took the stage in the jammed ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood shortly after 11pm to claim her fourth term in the Senate, Barbara Boxer’s victory speech touched on issues foremost on her agenda: immigration, jobs and the economy, women’s rights, gay rights, and the plight of returning war veterans.
But as a close survivor of the tsunami of voter resentment against incumbent Democrats in Congress, Boxer made no mention of foreign policy or of issues facing Israel.
Weekend Uptick: Happy Monday! New polls suggest that independents are leaning Republican this year, as the GOP now leads the generic ballot 47% to 42% — and scored 14 more percentage points among independent voters. (Politico)
And Now For Something Different: Simeon Kolko, a rabbi in Rochester, offers religious guidance for behavior this year’s “silly season” and beyond, outlining his Ten Commandments of Jewish political behavior. (MitzVote)
Counting on Labor: Two candidates included in our Races to Watch are the subjects of negative union-backed ad campaigns: Pat Toomey for Pennsylvania senate, and Mark Kirk for Illinois senate, Republicans both. In Pennsylvania, the union will announce $2 million in campaign efforts, including a push for voter turnout for Democrat Joe Sestak. In Illinois, a union PAC is running an ad against Kirk. (YouTube via Politico’s Morning Score
This could be the biggest single injection of Jewish organizational money into the mid-term campaign so far.
The Republican Jewish Coalition announced today that it was putting $1 million into eight congressional races, in attempt to promote Republican candidates.
POTUS, Hammering Away: While on the campaign trail, Barack Obama chided the GOP’s private donations, suggesting that some of the cash came from abroad. “Groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections, and they won’t tell you where the money for their ads come from,” he said. (The New York Times)