Press Release

Jewish Dems Endorse in Key House and Senate Races, Pledge Resources to Mobilize Jewish Voters

March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON – The national voice of Jewish Democrats today announced new House and Senate endorsements – lending critical support to more than 20 candidates nationwide who share the values and priorities of Jewish voters, from protecting abortion access to defending our democracy and combating antisemitism and supporting Israel. The endorsements include Senate candidates Ruben Gallego (AZ), Adam Schiff (CA), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL), and Elissa Slotkin (MI), and House candidates George Latimer (NY-16) and Wesley Bell (MO-01).

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), along with JDCA PAC, uses direct voter contacts and digital advertising to turn out Jewish voters where they have the most impact and elect Democrats. With this round of endorsements, JDCA has now backed 83 candidates this cycle, and wholeheartedly endorsed President Biden and Vice President Harris for reelection.

Ron Klein, JDCA chair, said, “The incompetence of congressional Republicans and the extremism of Donald Trump are a dangerous duo for Jewish Americans. These endorsees not only share our fundamental values as Jewish Americans, but they are experienced leaders who stand fervently against the right-wing extremism that puts our community at risk.” 

JDCA PAC launched a $1.5 million mobilization campaign and JDCA remains the only national organization dedicated to mobilizing Jewish voters to advocate for policies and to elect Democrats. The organization recently worked to elect Tom Suozzi in the NY-3 special election and will build off of that success to flip more seats from red to blue.”

Susie Stern, JDCA chair-elect, added, “As a proud New Yorker, I recognize that the road to reclaiming the House majority runs through our state. With JDCA’s support, we have an opportunity to defeat Republicans who would enable Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda. George Latimer, a longtime progressive leader in Westchester County and a partner to Jewish New Yorkers, resolutely stands behind our community when challenging moments arise, including the current one.”

Sam Crystal, JDCA chief of staff and communications director, said, “At an unprecedented moment for Jewish Americans, we are responding with action at the ballot box. This cycle, JDCA will continue to expand our size and impact to advance our mission to mobilize Jewish voters to elect Democrats who share our values. From now until November, JDCA is laser-focused on reelecting President Biden, flipping the House, and holding the Senate. Everything we stand for as Jewish Americans depends on it.”

Today, JDCA endorsed:

  • Ruben Gallego, AZ-Senate
  • Adam Schiff, CA-Senate
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, FL-Senate
  • Elissa Slotkin, MI-Senate
  • Colin Allred, TX-Senate
  • Kirsten Engel, AZ-06
  • Adam Gray, CA-13
  • Rudy Salas, CA-22
  • Will Rollins, CA-41
  • Dave Min, CA-47
  • Adam Frisch, CO-03
  • Christina Bohannan, IA-01
  • Lanon Baccam, IA-03
  • Curtis Hertel, MI-07
  • Wesley Bell, MO-01
  • Monica Tranel, MT-01
  • Tony Vargas, NE-02
  • George Latimer, NY-16
  • Mondaire Jones, NY-17
  • Josh Riley, NY-19
  • Michelle Vallejo, TX-15
  • Missy Cotter Smasal, VA-02


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