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Adelson is Election’s Biggest Loser

posted on November 13, 2012

At Tablet, Allison Hoffman discusses the failure of Republican Jews to sway elections last week, despite huge monetary support. The most visible example of this is the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who donated $70 million dollars to SuperPacs backing Mitt Romney. Although Obama’s record regarding Israel has not been a strong point, “some of the president’s most vocal Democratic critics … publicly recanted their doubts about his support for Israel and encouraged Jewish voters to support him. Whether they meant it, or are playing a long game that preserves their influence among Jewish voters,” writes Hoffman. 

Read at Tablet