Voters Show Their Support For Jewish Candidates On Social Media
November 6 has finally arrived after an long, loud and politically fraud midterm season.
Many Democrats are hoping there will be a “blue wave” that could help them take over the House and possibly even the Senate. Jewish candidates, however, stand an even better chance of improving their share of the House and the Senate.
According to Forward modeling predictions, Jews are likely to hold 27 seats — 25 Democrats and two Republicans — in the House — an eye-popping 18% improvement over the 23 they hold now.
Here are a few snapshots from social media of voters across the country showing their support for Jewish candidates across the political spectrum.
Max Rose (D) — NY 11
Do you think Max Rose has a fan base name??? Go vote, y’all! pic.twitter.com/TvU5Byag7G
— ✨Rococo Daddy✨ (@jesslaus) November 6, 2018
This is our candidate. Never been more proud to cast a ballot for someone. #vote #bluewave #GetOutTheVote #maxrose https://t.co/XtD9FBdgZY
— R. Alex Handturkey (@ralexmurray) November 6, 2018
Ameer Benno (R) — NY 4
For everyone who is in NY – district 4 VOTE FOR AMEER BENNO @Benno4Congress , Ameer benno is not a career politician , he has the best intentions for us and would do a fantastic job! We can’t let @KathleenRice get elected again and further destroy our state! #VoteRed #MAGA
— Teens4Trump (@Teens4Trump2020) November 6, 2018
Elaine Luria (D) — VA 2
VOTE FOR FREAKING ELAINE LURIA
— smells ethnic (@sereniitee) November 6, 2018
I walked over 2 miles to vote. I was proud to stand in line. Many other brave Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we all have the right to vote. It took less than an hour to use my freedom, my voice. Please vote, be heard. #IVoted #VoteBlue #ElaineLuria #VoteToday pic.twitter.com/rERX2ca814
— Tara?Very Stable Genius (@tgruka) November 6, 2018
Lauren Baer (D) — FL 18
If @tyleroakley can message people on Grindr to vote for Lauren Baer, then you can go out TODAY and vote for her!!?? #FL18 @laurenbaer pic.twitter.com/7rmviaCR3E
— gabi (@gabiyoung11) November 6, 2018
AHHHH YESSSS @tyleroakley PROMOTING LAUREN BAER GAVE ME LIFFFFEEEEEE I texted that video to my friend who campaigns for her and I’m just so happy he did that cause I’m very concerned for these elections and I feel a little better now
— savy (@SavannahGrace72) November 6, 2018
Lee Zeldin (R) — NY 1
Just voted straight Republican ticket, including to re-elect Rep. Lee Zeldin to the U.S. House of Representatives. #ElectionDay #NY1
— Hirsty ?? (@TheHirsty) November 6, 2018
Dean Phillips (D) — MN 3
looking forward to voting for Dean Phillips for Congress in MN3 today https://t.co/y1CZbt5GFB
if you’re not sure where to vote, it’s easy to find your polling place: https://t.co/sus08w5xQJ
— Ted Naleid (@tednaleid) November 6, 2018
Dana Balter (D) — NY 24
We voted SO HARD. #61 & #60. #NY24 Proud to cast our votes for .@dana_balter and #flipthe24th and #FlipTheHouseAndSenate2018 #BlueTsunami #BlueWave pic.twitter.com/JnbWQNgzRj
— Rick O’Disko (@DiskoTwit) November 6, 2018
Starting off #electionday right ?✊ #VoteSaveAmerica #BlueWave2018 @IndivisibleNY24 @dana_balter pic.twitter.com/Xcq7tZvuC9
— chris. (@ludicrosity81) November 6, 2018
Correction, January 2, 2019: 1:20 p.m. An earlier version of this story erroneously misrepresented candidate Marty Nothstein as Jewish.
Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman