Five of the nine Democrats leading the effort are Jewish: Reps. Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey and Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Brad Schneider (Ill.) and Ted Deutch (Fla.).
When the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to condemn a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing as illegal Jewish settlements in the Israeli occupied West Bank, the voting profile of Chicago-area members differed markedly from the House as a whole.
The aftershocks of the Iran nuclear deal, which tore the American Jewish community apart, are still rippling through the tranquil boulevards of Chicago’s upscale northwest suburbs.
Rep. Brad Schneider lost his Illinois seat and Jewish challenger Andrew Romanoff came up short in his bid for Congress in Colorado.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Forward is making its final election projections. We predict at least 31 Jews will serve in Congress and Brad Sherman will beat Howard Berman in their hotly contested race.