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RJC Expresses Concern Over Paul’s Candidacy

The Republican Jewish Coalition expressed its concern about reports that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is planning a third bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

“As Americans who are committed to a strong and vigorous foreign policy, we are deeply concerned about the prospective presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul,” said a statement Thursday from RJC director Matt Brooks. “While Rep. Paul plans to run as a Republican, his views and past record place him far outside of the Republican mainstream.”

Paul, like his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has advocated cutting $3 billion in annual defense assistance to Israel; they deny that the policy is anti-Israel, noting that they would also deny funding to Israel’s Arab neighbors and that Israel has emerged as a first-world economy in recent decades.

Paul’s previous two bids generated much media interest, but failed to accrue substantial primaries votes.

“His candidacy, as we’ve seen in his past presidential campaigns, will appeal to a very narrow constituency in the U.S. electorate,” Brooks said. “Throughout his public service, Paul has espoused a dangerous isolationist vision for the U.S. and our role in the world. He has been a virulent and harsh critic of Israel during his tenure in Congress.”

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