Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is among a congressional delegation visiting Israel this week with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The eighteen-member group, which is almost all freshmen, also includes Jewish congressmen Paul Hodes, John Yarmuth and Steve Cohen.
Several days after Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, tussled publicly over whether to hold direct talks with the leaders of Iran and Syria, they both seem particularly eager to show support from Jewish members of Congress.
Second quarter fundraising results are in, including for the Jewish freshmen in the House. Here’s the quick summary of year-to-date fundraising totals;