Press Release

Jewish Dems Announce Sixth Round of Endorsements

October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

JDCA Endorses 15 Additional Candidates Including Gubernatorial

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) announced its sixth round of endorsements in the 2018 midterm elections. This brings JDCA’s total number of endorsements to 46 in an election cycle, where it is specifically targeting races in which the Jewish vote will be critical in determining the outcome of the race in support of the Democratic candidate. JDCA plans to announce additional endorsements prior to the election, and is mobilizing a robust Get Out the Jewish Vote (GOTJV) mobilization plan, including a national volunteer operation.

In this latest round, JDCA is endorsing Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for reelection to the U.S. Senate. JDCA is also endorsing Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Jason Crow (CO-06), Lauren Baer (FL-18), Donna Shalala (FL-27), Andy Levin (MI-09), Haley Stevens (MI-11), Susie Lee (NV-03), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), as well as JDCA’s first gubernatorial endorsees, Rep. Jared Polis (CO), J.B. Pritzker (IL), and Andrew Gillum (FL).

“JDCA is proud to support an additional 15 progressive, pro-Israel Democrats running in key Senate, House, and gubernatorial races where the Jewish vote will play a large role in determining the outcome of the election,” said Halie Soifer, JDCA Executive Director. “With less than a month to go until November 6th, JDCA has launched an extremely targeted and sophisticated national operation to mobilize Jewish voters in support of Democrats who share our values.”

These fifteen endorsements come on the heels of JDCA’s fifth round of endorsements, which included Senate candidates Sen. Joe Donnelly (IN), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) as well as House candidates Harley Rouda (CA-48), Kim Schrier (WA-8), and Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2).

“We are laser-focused on November 6th and have clear objectives: to flip the House and the Senate to Democratic control, and lay the groundwork for a Democratic win in 2020, including by supporting gubernatorial candidates whose policies are critical at the state level. Jewish Americans overwhelmingly reject Trump’s policies because they are antithetical to our values, and Republicans who have silently acquiesced to the Trump agenda will pay the price at the polls in November.”