Press Release

Jewish Democrats Endorse 17 Key Candidates in House and Senate, Including Potential Swing Races

July 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Jewish Democratic Council of America, the national voice of Jewish Democrats, has endorsed an additional 13 House and 4 Senate candidates, continuing its 2020 electoral focus on winning back the White House and Senate for Democrats and strengthening Democratic control of the House. These endorsements include key Democratic pick-up opportunities in both the House and Senate in battleground states such as Georgia, Wisconsin, and Ohio. This brings JDCA’s total number of endorsements in 2020 to nearly 90 candidates this cycle, including Joe Biden.

Halie Soifer, Executive Director of JDCA, stated, “As our nation continues to grapple with ongoing racial injustice and the largest public health crisis of our lifetime, Donald Trump has fanned the flames of hatred and aimed to deprive Americans of access to affordable healthcare. Trump incompetence, negligence, and bigotry has been aided and abetted by Republicans in Congress. This is why Jewish Dems are committed to ensuring Joe Biden is elected our next president, the Senate is flipped to Democratic control, and Democrats increase their House majority. We are confident the candidates JDCA has endorsed will represent our values in Washington, and we’ll continue to mobilize voters in support of these Democrats in advance of the November election.”

JDCA’s endorsements are part of the organization’s larger 2020 political strategy, which includes mobilizing Jewish voters through its state chapters, its college campus fellows program, and targeted digital ad campaign in swing states. JDCA’s ads in 2020 have included videos focused on defeating Donald Trump and electing Joe Biden given Trump’s emboldening of white nationalism and anti-Semitism.

The candidates endorsed today by JDCA for the House of Representatives are: 

  • Alaina Shearer (OH-12)
  • Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13)
  • Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07)
  • Chris Bubser (CA-08)
  • Christy Smith (CA-25)
  • Dana Barrett (GA-11)
  • Desiree Tims (OH-10)
  • Hillary O’Connor Mueri (OH-14)
  • Jill Schupp (MO-02)
  • Kate Schroder (OH-01)
  • Madeleine Dean (PA-04)
  • Ron Kind (WI-03)
  • Tim Ryan (OH-03)

The candidates endorsed today by JDCA for the Senate are:

  • Al Gross (AK)
  • Jaime Harrison (SC)
  • James Mackler (TN)
  • Jon Ossoff (GA)

For more information about the work of Jewish Democratic Council of America or to speak with Halie Soifer, Ron Klein, or JDCA’s Political Committee Chair, Izzy Klein, please contact [email protected]