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Josh Mandel Wants to be a Senator. If Only He Could Get His In-laws to Donate.posted on September 18, 2012
The New Republic’s Eliza Gray reports on Republican Josh Mandel’s Ohio Senate campaign. While Mandel hopes to win a Senate seat and pass conservative legislation, including anti-abortion laws, his wife’s prominent Jewish family is holding fundraisers for Obama. Mandel’s election is indicative of a problem that the GOP will have with Jewish voters. Despite GOP efforts to highlight alleged weaknesses of the Democrats with regards to Israel, “Ohio voters, like voters elsewhere, seem much more concerned about the economy than about what’s going on in the Holy Land,” writes Gray.