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For Jewish Republicans: Oy Veh

posted on June 11, 2014

“With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s startling ouster in a primary election this week, the man who was on track to be the highest-ranking Jewish official in American history now appears consigned to the status of a ‘Jeopardy’ answer,” Alexander Burns writes in POLITICO. The loss of Cantor, the only Republican Jew in Congress, sent Jewish groups in both parties reeling. “If Cantor played a critically important symbolic role for Republican Jews, it’s unclear whether his defeat will bring immediate consequences for policy,” Burns writes.