How Jewish Candidates Fared
While Jewish support for President Barack Obama’s re-election was lower than expected—69 percent, compared to 74 percent in 2008—Jews played a major role in many other national contests. Here’s a look at how Jewish candidates fared in yesterday’s elections:
Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) – won re-election to Congress against Democratic Wayne Powell
Dianne Feinstein (D-California) – won re-election to the Senate against Republican
Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) – won re-election to the Senate against Republican John MacGovern
Brad Sherman (D-California) – won Congressional race against Democratic Rep. Howard Berman
Alan Grayson (D-Florida) – won Congressional race against Republican Todd Long
Lois Frankel (D-Florida) – won Congressional race against Republican Adam Hasner
Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) – won re-election to the Senate against Republican Daniel Bongino and Independent Rob Sobhani
Alan Lowenthal (D-California) – won Congressional race against Republican Gary DeLong
Brad Schneider (D-Illinois) – won Congressional race against Republican Robert Dold
David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) – won re-election to Congress against Republican Brendan Doherty
Shmuley Boteach (R-New Jersey) – lost Congressional race against Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.
Shelley Berkley (D-Nevada) – lost Senate race against Republican Sen. Dean Heller
Josh Mandel (R-Ohio) – lost Senate race against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown
Linda Lingle (R-Hawaii) – lost Senate race against Democratic Rep. Mazie Hirono
Randy Altschuler (R-New York) –lost Congressional race to Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop
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