For Jewish Republican guru Matt Brooks, the point is not winning a majority. It’s simply chipping away at the Democrats’ tight grip on Jewish voters.
Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has been making the rounds for the Republican Jewish Committee, joining former Bush White House spokesman Ari Flesicher and RJC director Matt Brooks in shuttling through swing states speaking to Jewish voters.
After a 7-month court battle, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that Democrat (and Jew) Al Franken has won the Minnesota Senate seat formerly occupied by Republican (and fellow MOT) Norm Coleman. Read about it here. Both Franken’s and Coleman’s camps said they would hold press conferences later in the day.
Minnesota residents might be eager to move past Al Franken and Norm Coleman’s never-ending Jew vs. Jew face-off for a United States Senate seat, but a minor league St. Paul baseball team is ensuring that the race will be preserved for history in a most distinguished way. A two-faced bobblehead doll, featuring mini replicas of Coleman, a Republican, and Franken, a Democrat, will be presented to fans May 23 at a St. Paul Saints game. The doll, called the “Re-Count,” is dressed as the vampire Muppet Count von Count from “Sesame Street.”
A week after the polls closed, there’s no end in sight for the election fight between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for Minnesota’s Jewish Senate seat.
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.”
Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota stood by his man – President Bush – as the keynote speaker at the Orthodox Union’s annual dinner in New York last night.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is threatening a confirmation fight in an effort to press the Bush administration to reverse America’s longstanding policy of avoiding the use of the word “genocide” to describe the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago.