Press Release

JDCA PAC Releases New Ad with Bill Kristol and Billy Crystal Supporting Democrats in Final Week Before Election Day

November 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Jewish Democratic Council of America’s political arm, JDCA PAC, released a new ad, ‘Bill and Billy’ featuring Bill Kristol, editor of The Bulwark and former Republican Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, and Billy Crystal, the Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winning actor known for his performances in iconic films including ‘When Harry Met Sally, “City Slickers,” and ‘Princess Bride’ and his recent Broadway run in the critically acclaimed and Tony Award nominated musical Mr. Saturday Night. Bill and Billy first came together to produce an ad in 2020 called “2Bills4Biden.” They renewed their partnership in the midterms to make this ad with JDCA PAC because they share deep concerns about the threat MAGA Republicans pose to American democracy and values. The ad was written by Phil Rosenthal and produced by Wake Up & Vote.

The 30-second version of the ad can be viewed here:
Another 35-second version of the ad can be viewed here:
The 60-second version of the ad can be viewed here: 

In response to the ad release, JDCA CEO Halie Soifer said: “JDCA’s newest ad, ‘Bill and Billy’ features a lighthearted tone, but at its core is a deeply serious message: with nothing less than the future of democracy and our rights on the line, the stakes of this election could not be higher, and we must all do our part to ensure Democrats win. We’re grateful to Bill and Billy for renewing their partnership to send a clear message of support for Democrats.”


For more information on JDCA’s 2022 election strategy or to connect with CEO Halie Soifer, please reach out to [email protected].