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Bagels & Ballots: It’s AFSCME Versus the Chamber of Commerce

Hey, Big Spender: As of Friday, the election’s biggest spender is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. An 11th-hour push of $16 million to Democrats thrust the public-sector union ahead of the Chamber of Commerce. (The Wall Street Journal)

Where Are They Now? In February, the Forward gave you a rundown of ten Jewish candidates to watch this election season. A lot has happened since then. The Forward’s Maia Efrem brings you the updates. (MitzVote)

Klein Coming Down: Florida’s district 22, home to Jewish retirees in Boca Raton, may be about to vote in a far-right Republican to represent the area in the House. A new poll shows that Tea Party favorite Retired Lt. Col. Allen West leads incumbent Jewish Democrat Ron Klein 47 to 44% (with a 3.5% margin of error). (Sunshine State News)

The “New Political Map”: Democrats are on a brink of a downward spiral on a national scale, one that shrinks it back to the Democratic party of 2004 before the GOP nosedive. Even Democratic strongholds like California are showing signs of change. Regardless of who wins the house, the balance of power is shifting. (Politico)

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