Press Release


November 6, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) announced today its endorsement of 25 Democratic members of Congress from 16 states who are running for re-election to the House of Representatives in competitive seats.

As Israel’s war with Hamas continues and Jewish Americans face surging antisemitism, JDCA is taking action early in the 2024 election cycle to support incumbent Democrats whose reelection will be critical to ensuring Democrats maintain control of the White House and Senate, and take back the House in 2024. Last week, JDCA PAC released its first ad, in support of President Biden. Additional JDCA endorsements are forthcoming, and to see the full list of JDCA’s  2024 endorsed candidates, click here.

The 25 candidates endorsed today are:

  • Mary Peltola (AK-AL)
  • Mike Levin (CA-49)
  • Jahana Hayes (CT-05)
  • Yadira Caraveo (CO-08)
  • Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)
  • Eric Sorensen (IL-17)
  • Sharice Davids (KS-03)
  • Hillary Scholten (MI-03)
  • Dan Kildee (MI-08)
  • Angie Craig (MN-02)
  • Chris Pappas (NH-01)
  • Gabe Vasquez (NM-02)
  • Dina Titus (NV-01)
  • Susie Lee (NV-03)
  • Steven Horsford (NV-04)
  • Pat Ryan (NY-18)
  • Greg Landsman (OH-01)
  • Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
  • Emilia Sykes (OH-13)
  • Andrea Salinas (OR-06)
  • Susan Wild (PA-07)
  • Matt Cartwright (PA-08)
  • Chris Deluzio (PA-17)
  • Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03)
  • Kim Schrier (WA-08)

To see responses to JDCA’s endorsement from some of these endorsees, click here.

JDCA Chair Ron Klein, former Congressman from Florida, stated the following:

“We have witnessed nothing but utter chaos and a total disregard for Jewish and Democratic values and priorities under this Republican-controlled House. This Republican majority, which tolerates extremism and insurrectionists and expresses contempt for American democracy, has proven incapable of governing. Their efforts to slow aid to Israel during its crisis by conditioning aid on their extremist priorities are unacceptable. It’s time for Democrats to take back the House and demonstrate the moral clarity and leadership lacking among Republicans. The 25 members of Congress we are endorsing for re-election are close friends and partners of JDCA and the Jewish community, and their victories will be critical to ensuring we take back control of the House.

“In the last three cycles, JDCA has played a critical role in close House races across the country, and we’ve developed a model of targeting races where the Jewish vote can make the difference in support of Democrats. We are building on its track record of success through early involvement in races where the Jewish vote will help deliver victory for Democrats. ”

To speak with a JDCA spokesperson, please contact [email protected].