Around the 1992 election, like the political junkie-in-training I was, I walked around my grade-school wearing campaign buttons featuring the dynamic duo of Jewish female California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, plus new First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was the Year of the Woman, a historic moment for women in politics — and a backlash to the Anita Hill fiasco — that hasn’t been replicated since.
Associated Press calls Tammy Baldwin (D) the winner over former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) to become the first openly gay member of the Senate.
There are few Jews living in Illinois’s 8th Congressional District. But Israel and the proposed two-state solution are front and center in the heated election battle there.