Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), a veteran Jewish member of the U.S. House of Representatives, lost his primary election bid against another incumbent, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).
Rabbi-to-the-stars Shmuley Boteach is considering a run for Congress from New Jersey. Experts questioned a charity’s payments to him and relatives.
Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) has announced he will run against fellow Democrat Bill Pascrell in a newly redrawn New Jersey congressional district instead of challenging a Republican for a more GOP-friendly seat.
TEANECK, N.J. — It’s a beautiful fall day in this suburban town 10 miles from Manhattan. Benjamin Franklin Middle School is located on a quiet side street, framed by gorgeous trees. Far from the hubbub of contested elections and attack ads, voting this afternoon has the feeling of small town America, what with neighbors greeting neighbors and no lines.
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.