The Jewish Vote 2012


How Can Mitt Swing Florida Jews?

By Ira M. Sheskin

SWING STATE JEWS: Florida is a must-win state for Mitt Romney. What can the GOP candidate do to pry a slice of the Jewish vote away from President Obama?Read More


Shelley Berkley Takes Chance on Senate

By Nathan Guttman

With control of the Senate at stake, Rep. Shelley Berkley is running for a seat from Nevada, a crucial swing state. What role will her nemesis Sheldon Adelson play?Read More


Taking Nomination, Obama Vows Support for Israel

By Nathan Guttman

President Barack Obama pledged to maintain his support for Israel and to counter Iran’s threat in his nomination acceptance speech. He also took a jab at Sheldon Adelson.Read More


Wasserman Schultz Puts Fire on Display

By Nathan Guttman

Debbie Wasserman Schultz learned at the family dinner table not to let anything stand in the way of her dreams. She’s using those lessons as she steers President Obama’s reelection campaign.Read More


Selling GOP to Jewish Women

By Nathan Guttman

Jewish women are a tough constituency for Mitt Romney and the GOP. Their strategy? Change the subject from women’s issues to the economy and Israel.Read More


Republican Jews Hone Message in Tampa

By Nathan Guttman

For Jewish Republicans, the hurricane-shortened convention in Tampa is a chance to help Mitt Romney win over a bigger slice of the Jewish electorate.Read More


Jewish Fundraisers Stick With Obama

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Despite reports that President Obama faces a loss of Jewish funders, a Forward analysis of a list of elite bundlers from his 2008 race shows no high-profile defections for 2012.Read More


Gingrich and Adelson Forge Alliance

By Nathan Guttman and Josh Nathan-Kazis

GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich is late to the party with Jewish Republicans. But he boasts powerful support from Sheldon Adelson and a long friendship with Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Jews Just One Piece of Obama Puzzle

By Anna Greenberg and Amy Cohen

JEWISH VOTE 2012: Jews may not back Barack Obama as overwhelmingly as in 2008. Then again, his support will likely weaken among younger voters and independents, too.Read More


Romney Finds Mainstream Niche in GOP

By Nathan Guttman

Mitt Romney has cultivated an image as an establishment figure in the Republican Party. That’s helped him lock up Jewish support and money for 2012.Read More


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