U.S. Election: Israel Wins in Landslide
News; Posted on: 2006-11-09 19:25:06
Number of Jewish senators rises from 11 to 13 and number of Jewish representatives jumps to 30
The following is from the Israeli Newpaper 'Ynet'
Jews take root in Capitol Hill
The Democrats executed a double takeover in the mid-term elections and have taken control not only in the House of Representatives, but also in the Senate. It also turns out that the number of Jews in the two houses of Congress has hit an all-time high.
The number of Jewish senators has risen from 11 to 13, with the addition of two former representatives Benjamin Cardin (Maryland-D) and Bernard Sanders (Vermont-I) who were successfully elected to the Senate.
Sander's and Cardin's departure from the House didn't lower the number of Jews there – on the contrary. The number of Jewish representatives elected to the House of Representatives also grew.
They now number 30 thanks to six new faces: Gabrielle Giffords (Arizona), Ronald Klein (Florida), John Yarmuth (Kentucky), Paul Hodes (New Hampshire), Stephen Cohen (Tennessee), and Steve Kagen (Wisconsin). They are all Democrats.
According to a CNN sampling of voters, 87 percent of Jewish voters voted Democrat. This was the highest percentage of support for Democrats since the Republicans took over Congress in 1994.
One of the Democrats' biggest assets was Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago-born son of former Israelis, who chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign. Emanuel served as a Clinton political advisor in Washington.
(Image: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel (L) (D-IL) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) celebrate at a midterm election night party for the Democratic Party in Washington, November 7, 2006.)
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