Mark Sanford has made it all the way back to recover his old House seat. It seems GOP voters hate Democrats more than tawdry sex scandals.
Surrogates Tussle”: A week before Super Tuesday, campaign representatives for the three leading Democratic presidential contenders — and former Alaskan senator Mike Gravel, who remains in the race — took turns selling their candidates to San Francisco Jewish Democrats.
Hours after former Senator John Edwards announced his exit from the presidential race, one of his most prominent Jewish fundraisers is backing Senator Barack Obama, the Forward has exclusively learned.
As Florida steps into the national political spotlight with its upcoming January 29 primary, some Jewish Democrats are bracing for what is, by now, an all-too-familiar feeling: Their votes may not count.
Looking to the post-Bush era in American politics, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is attempting to enlist leading presidential candidates to support his renewed push for a settlement with the Palestinians.
With a recent U.S. intelligence report concluding that Iran has likely halted its nuclear weapons program, the Democratic candidates wasted little time before attacking the Bush administration over its handling of the Iranian nuclear issue — and decrying the president’s response to the report.
When it comes to presidential primaries, Jewish Americans have generally found themselves sitting on the sidelines in such late-voting states as New York, New Jersey and California. This year, due to the reshuffling of the primary calendar, the community has the potential to have an impact in at least one key battleground state.
Everywhere we turned this week, presidential contenders were working to score public relations points with posturing on foreign policy.
The afternoon before Bernard Rapoport was scheduled to introduce Senator Hillary Clinton to an audience of well-heeled Jewish activists and donors, he turned his attention to her most imposing 2008 rival and had a backroom chuckle at her expense.
When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed a packed crowd of Israel supporters in New York last week, she opened with a joke that signaled she was among respected old friends.