Campaign Confidential

Schumer Plans Florida Swing to Court Jewish Vote

By Brett Lieberman

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Hoping to make up ground in a key battleground state, Democrats are sending in some of their big guns to court the Jewish vote.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer will pinch hit for Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama in the Sunshine state this weeend.

Schumer, architect of the Democrats’ gains in the Senate, will speak with voters at the Turnberry Jewish Center in Aventura, Temple Solel in Hollywood and Temple Beth Shalom in Century Village in Boca Raton on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Republican John McCain has stronger than usual support for a GOP candidate in part because of concerns about Obama among Jewish voters. Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman has also provided a critical boost for McCain among Jewish voters.


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Toby Rosenbaum Tue. Sep 23, 2008

I am so excited that Senator Schumer went to Florida in support of Barack Obama. I'm a 49 year old Jewish mom and have always supported Obama. It's hard for me to understand why all Jews aren't supporting him also. The old concerns I used to hear about Obama have clearly been debunked. He does NOT have Muslim leanings and has always been a big supporter of Israel, called for continued US cooperation with Israel and defended and supported financial assistance to her. Many of Obama’s top advisors are Jewish, including his closest advisor – David Axelrod. Obama supports issues very close to my heart, including protection of social security, low-cost prescription drugs, women's rights, and plans for the economy. John McCain used to be one of my favorite Republican Senators. However, with his move over the last several years to a more conservative platform and his recent pick of Sarah Palin, I am scared about what our country will look like if they were to win the election. My daughter already complains about her public school having Christmas trees and no Chanukah menorahs. Please support a leader with the judgment and intellect to bring about the change our country needs. We can't have four more years of George Bush.




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