JDCA endorses candidates who share our Jewish and Democratic values. Every race is unique and we consider each race on its own merits. In general, JDCA’s endorsement process considers many factors, such as the size of the Jewish population and the extent to which Jewish voters can impact the outcome of the election; whether candidates face strong challengers; and the candidates’ positions on issues of concern to Jewish voters and JDCA.
President Joe Biden
President Biden has been one of the most consequential presidents in modern American history. From the American Rescue Plan, to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, to the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden has accomplished a remarkable amount despite extreme Republican obstructionism. JDCA — the political home and voice of Jewish voters in support of Democrats who share our core values — played a critical role in helping to ensure victory for the Biden-Harris ticket in 2020, and we look forward to doing it again in 2024. Since announcing his candidacy for president four years ago, President Biden has advanced the policy priorities and values of Jewish American voters, including efforts to restore the soul of America. We’re particularly grateful for the Biden administration’s efforts to defend democracy, combat right-wing extremism and antisemitism, ensure access to affordable healthcare and abortion, protect the environment, advance gun safety reform, support the U.S.-Israel relationship, and more.
Sen. Jon Tester (MT)
Senator Jon Tester was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Prior to his election, Sen. Tester was a member of the Montana Senate and served as its president. He is the only Democrat to hold statewide political office in Montana and supports the Respect for Marriage Act and the Affordable Care Act, as well as abortion rights.
Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV)
Senator Jacky Rosen was first elected to the Senate in 2018, defeating an incumbent Republican. Prior to her election, Rosen served for two years in the U.S. House. Rosen supports an assault weapons ban and a $15 minimum wage, and is an avid defender of abortion rights. She is Jewish, a strong advocate for the Jewish American community, and has led numerous pieces of legislation to combat antisemitism and support Israel.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
Senator Sherrod Brown was first elected to the Senate in 2006, defeating a two-term Republican incumbent. Prior to his election, Sen. Brown served for 14 years in the U.S. House. He currently serves as the chair of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Some of his top issues in Congress include labor and worker rights, affordable health care, and supporting farmers. JDCA endorsed him in 2018 and is proud to support his re-election in 2024.
Sen. Bob Casey (PA)
Senator Bob Casey was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Prior to his election, Sen. Casey served as the Pennsylvania Auditor General and the Pennsylvania Treasurer. In 2018, he became the first Pennsylvania Senate Democrat to win a third consecutive term. Sen. Casey is outspoken on issues relating to gun control, climate change, and abortion. JDCA endorsed him in 2018 and is proud to support his re-election in 2024.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI)
Senator Tammy Baldwin was first elected to the Senate in 2012. Prior to her election, Baldwin served for three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly and seven in the U.S. House. She is the first openly gay woman to serve in the House and the Senate, and the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in both chambers. She has consistently voted to expand healthcare access and various gun control measures. Baldwin is one of the leading Democratic voices in the Senate on abortion rights and is the lead sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act. JDCA endorsed her in 2018 and is proud to support her re-election in 2024.