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Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. Most political pollsters agree that Democrats have an uphill battle to take back the upper chamber on November 6. The party risks losing as many seats they currently hold as there are Republican-held seats up for grabs.
But the possibility of flipping the Senate, and thus of providing a check on US President Donald Trump, is tantalizing to party loyalists. And among those loyalists are a large majority of American Jews. This constituency has always mattered in American elections. Concentrated in districts and states often determinative of the balance of power in Washington, Jews vote reliably and in large numbers.
But their importance is as clear as ever in this election cycle, as several of the closest and most consequential races could well be decided by Jewish voter turnout.
This is most obvious in Florida. Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is in a neck-and-neck race with Republican Governor Rick Scott, and polling averages — coupled with historical turnout in non-presidential election years — suggest the race will likely come down to a margin of 50, votes.
RoughlyJewish residents live in Florida, making this bloc absolutely critical to the outcome of the race. And that formula applies beyond the Sunshine State. In Nevada, Jacky Rosen, a congresswoman who once served as president of her synagogue congregation, now poses a serious challenge to one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for reelection.
In New Jersey, where 5. Instead, they vote on issues of pluralism, religious freedom, and social welfare.
But several midterm races across the country have touched on the politics of Israel, ostensibly in an effort by candidates to rile their bases of support. Those who show up for a contested Senate race are more likely to vote down ballot along their party line, benefiting House candidates in tight races hoping to sweep the lower chamber with a blue wave.Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron with Senior Partners Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler, Stefan Marbach and Esther Zumsteg.
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