Press Release

Jewish Democratic Council of America Endorses 17 Key House Democrats in the 2022 Midterms

March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – In the immediate aftermath of President Biden’s first State of the Union address, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) announced a second round of endorsements in the 2022 midterm election cycle: 17 House incumbents who embody Jewish and Democratic values and are well-deserving of another term in Congress. These endorsements bring JDCA’s total 2022 endorsements to 30, on top of its 13 Senate endorsements announced late last year. Additional JDCA endorsements are to follow.

This latest round of endorsements includes candidates in competitive primary races in the 2022 election cycle: Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV). Building off of the organization’s successful efforts in 2018, 2020 and 2021 to reach, engage and activate Jewish voters around the country, JDCA and JDCA PAC will support endorsees with targeted digital advertising efforts and will deploy its national network of volunteers in phone banks and other events to underscore the importance of electing Democrats who align with the priorities of Jewish voters.

“In last night’s State of the Union address, we heard from President Biden about how democracy is threatened abroad and here and at home. At this critical moment in history, there’s never been a more critical time to support elected officials who share our Jewish and Democratic values, including protecting democracy and justice. These values are represented by these 17 members of Congress, whom JDCA is proud to endorse,” said JDCA CEO Halie Soifer

“In consecutive elections, JDCA has helped Democrats win elections by targeting Jewish voters in different venues in districts where the Jewish community can impact the outcome of competitive races. That’s our playbook, and we’re confident it will work again in 2022 as we mobilize on behalf of these 17 members of Congress who are on the front lines of defending democracy and combatting right-wing extremism,” said JDCA Chairman Rep. Ron Klein.

Today, JDCA announced its first House endorsees of 2022:

1. Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)
2. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)
3. Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)
4. Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ)
5. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)
6. Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA)
7. Rep. Mike Levin
8. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
9. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA)
10. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)
11. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI)
12. Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ)
13. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)
14. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)
15. Rep. Mikie Sherill (D-NJ)
16. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
17. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)

To find out more about JDCA’s ongoing work in campaigns across the country and to view past ads, please visit the Elections Hub. Halie Soifer is available to speak about the organization’s past successes and vision for the future, with a particular eye on the 2022 midterm elections. Please contact [email protected] to speak with Halie.