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What About Bob? (Or, One Indiana Republican’s Emerging Jewish Problem)

The GOP has finally settled on a candidate to run for mayor of Indianapolis, but businessman Bob Parker is already under fire for comments he made several weeks ago about the “wealthy Jewish faction inside the Democratic party” and support for war with Iran.

According to a report by Matt Tully of the Indianapolis Star, Parker made the questionable remarks when Tully asked him about his interest in the mayor’s race several weeks ago.

Here’s what Parker said, according to Tully:

I personally see Israel going into Iran and Syria in the next couple of months,” he said. “I’m sure you realize – well, most people don’t – millionaire Democrats outnumber millionaire Republicans about four to one. It’s mainly because of the wealthy Jewish faction inside the Democratic Party. Most Jewish people are Democrats and they bring that wealth. My opinion is, if Israel would go into Iran, Democrats will follow that cause. I really do believe that.”

The National Jewish Democratic Coalition is calling for Parker to be removed from the ticket.

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