It was a tough night for Jewish political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas mogul who was the biggest political donor of the election cycle.
Around the 1992 election, like the political junkie-in-training I was, I walked around my grade-school wearing campaign buttons featuring the dynamic duo of Jewish female California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, plus new First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was the Year of the Woman, a historic moment for women in politics — and a backlash to the Anita Hill fiasco — that hasn’t been replicated since.
President Barack Obama rode a renewed mandate from Jewish voters, liberals and the Democratic base to win an historic second term in the White House.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nevada Republican Dean Heller narrowly held on to his U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday in a closely watched race against Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, who became the target of a U.S. House of Representatives ethics probe earlier this year.
President Barack Obama’s second term may start with tussles over the economy and health care. He still has to deal with the crisis of Iran’s nuclear program.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has lost his bid for a congressional seat from New Jersey.
It’s Election Day at last. Here are five Jewish things to watch on this long night of swing states, bellwether counties and victory speeches.
With the presidential election only days away, it is time for both campaigns to pull out their strongest arguments and best presenters in order to make that final push just a little bit more effective.