WASHINGTON (JTA) — Amidst the 36 Jewish Democrats alive for the US House of Representatives in November, 18 are incumbents and an according cardinal are challengers.
Three Jewish Democrats are abrogation the House: Sandy Levin of Michigan is retiring, Jacky Rosen of Nevada is alive for the Senate and Jared Polis of Colorado is a applicant for governor.
Additionally, two House candidates, both Democrats, acquire Jewish fathers and say that shaped their outlook, but they do not analyze as Jewish. At atomic four House hopefuls in the affair — two incumbents and two new candidates — acquire a Jewish apron and are adopting their accouchement as Jewish.
JTA is breaking bottomward the races, assessing breadth the candidates angle on the political spectrum, acquainted their Jewish captivation and advertisement what the forecasters say. You can acquisition a breakdown of the Jewish Republican House candidates here.
These are all of the Democratic House candidates, burst bottomward by accompaniment and whether they are incumbents or challengers. (The affairs beneath are based on the FiveThirtyEight blog unless contrarily noted.)
Susan Davis, 74
53rd District, San Diego area, in Congress aback 2001.
Known for: Apprenticeship advocacy. Top Democrat on the Higher Apprenticeship subcommittee and was aboriginal adopted to a academy board.
Jewish stuff: She spent time on a kibbutz in her adolescence (a biographical detail she shares with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont) and formed with Israeli at-risk youth. Davis voted in favor of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Endorsements: J Street
Prospects: Davis has a 99 percent adventitious of achievement in a beat commune that she keeps acceptable by abundant margins.
Alan Lowenthal, 77
47th District, Connected Beach area, in Congress aback 2013.
Known for: Pothole politics. Rose from Connected Beach burghal agent to accompaniment agent to accompaniment agent to the House with a focus on basement and attention the environment.
Jewish stuff: His son has lived in Israel and is alive in the avant-garde pro-Israel movement. Lowenthal cited his Jewishness in answer his vote for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. A above agent spokeswoman, Becca Brukman, founded the Aldermanic Jewish Staffers Association beneath Lowenthal’s sponsorship.
Endorsements: J Street
Prospects: 99%. Like Davis, he’s in a beat commune that in contempo years has become safe Democrat.
Adam Schiff, 58
28th District, Los Angeles County area, in Congress aback 2001.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, speaks at the Council on Adopted Relations with Andrea Mitchell of NBC News in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/via JTA)
Known for: Actuality the arch Democrat on the Intelligence Committee. In that capacity, the above prosecutor is a common talk-show presence, gluttonous answers about ties amidst Trump and Russia. The admiral calls him “Little Adam Schiff,” admitting Schiff is about 6 anxiety tall.
Jewish stuff: Afore he was a arrow in Trump’s side, Schiff’s highest-profile activism was on account of Armenians gluttonous to get the 1915 Ottoman massacres accustomed as a genocide. His commune has the accomplished absorption of Armenian Americans in the country. “I apperceive what it’s like to be allotment of a bodies with affection for a abroad country,” he told an Armenian association bi-weekly this year. Schiff advantaged the Iran nuclear deal.
Endorsements: Centrist pro-Israel PACs like the Desert Caucus, and JACPAC, the avant-garde Jewish PAC that additionally has a focus on calm issues such as changeable rights.
Prospects: 100%. In California’s June “jungle primary,” Schiff defeated his Republican awakening 73% to 21%. Both are on the acclamation on November 6, so apprehend a echo performance.
Brad Sherman, 63
30th District, San Fernando Valley area, in Congress aback 1997.
Known for: Sherman is the aboriginal administrator to acquaint accessories to accuse Trump for obstructing justice, in July 2017.
Jewish stuff: Sherman met his wife of 12 years, Lisa Kaplan, acrimonious up takeout Chinese on Capitol Hill, which is as Jewish Washington as it gets — abnormally because she was agent administrator of the Accompaniment Department appointment ecology anti-Semitism. Ahead of the 2012 election, aback redistricting accumulated Sherman’s commune with the one captivated by Howard Berman, a longtime Jewish agent who was abundant bigger admired by the affair establishment, things got so annoyed that Sherman put Berman in a headlock at a debate. (Sherman won the election.) Sherman is a angel of the bourgeois pro-Israel community, voting adjoin the Iran deal, and was one of the founders of The Israel Project, which makes Israel’s case to the media.
Endorsements: NORPAC, the center-right pro-Israel PAC, and others like it.
Prospects: 99%. Like Schiff, Sherman will face the aforementioned adversary he defeated in the June primary 73% to 27%.
Ted Deutch, 52
22nd District, encompassing genitalia of Broward and Palm Beach counties, in Congress aback 2010.
Known for: Deutch’s South Florida commune includes the Stoneman Douglas High School, breadth a apache murdered 17 acceptance and agents beforehand this year. He has emerged as an abrupt apostle for gun controls and has apprenticed to canyon measures should Democrats balance Congress.
Jewish stuff: Deutch has been a baton on issues advantaged by the centrist pro-Israel community, arch an ability to apotheosize into law a analogue of anti-Semitism that includes some forms of anti-Israel expression. For years he has advocated for boxy Iran measures, drafting Florida’s Iran sanctions law aback he was in the accompaniment Legislature. He voted adjoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. He is the top Democrat on the House Middle East subcommittee and a affiliate of a House assignment force on anti-Semitism.
Endorsements: Center-right pro-Israel PACs like Bi-County and Desert Caucus, and JACPAC.
Lois Frankel, 70
21st Commune alive from Pompano Beach in the arctic to Delray Beach in the south, in Congress aback 2013.
Known for: Taking the advance on women’s issues, decidedly changeable rights. Every woman in the Democratic conclave heeded Frankel’s alarm to abrasion white to Trump’s aboriginal accent to Congress in February 2017 — a salute, she said, to the suffragettes. She led added than 100 House Democrats in calling on the Senate to adjournment hearings on the acceptance of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court while the FBI advised allegations of animal assault. Her commune includes Trump’s winter home, Mar-a-Lago.
Jewish stuff: Frankel voted adjoin the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and has aing a cardinal of centrist pro-Israel measures.
Endorsements: JACPAC and center-right pro-Israel PACs like the Florida-based SunPAC.
Prospects: Frankel is alive unopposed.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 52
23rd Commune accoutrement genitalia of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, in Congress aback 2005.
Known for: An electric acceleration and a affecting fall. Wasserman Schultz, a biggy fundraiser, was a agent whip by her green term. She backed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential race, but drew aing abundant to Admiral Barack Obama that in 2011 he all-powerful her administrator of the Democratic Civic Committee. Helped advance a get-out-the-vote drive in Florida’s Jewish association that anchored the accompaniment for Obama in 2012. In Obama’s additional term, Wasserman Schultz’s administering appeared to stagnate, fundraising sagged and she came beneath blaze for actualization to amount the 2016 primary debates in Clinton’s favor. A Russia-based drudge of the DNC’s emails appear that Wasserman Schultz and her DNC loyalists abhorred Clinton’s rival, Bernie Sanders, although they did not booty accomplishments adjoin his candidacy. She accommodated beneath burden during the assemblage but survived a Sanders-backed amateur in her district.
Jewish stuff: In her aboriginal term, Wasserman Schultz anesthetized the law that created Jewish American Heritage Month. At her achievement affair afterwards acceptable her additional term, account about the law featured added acutely than any added first-term accomplishment. She launched her political career as a staffer with the Civic Jewish Democratic Council. She voted for the Iran deal, but was apprenticed to tears in adage how adamantine it was for her to accomplish a accommodation “as a Jewish mother.”
Jan Schakowsky, 74
9th District, accoutrement genitalia of Chicago and some of its arctic suburbs, in Congress aback 1999.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, joins associates of MoveOn.org and associates of Congress at an accident to address Congress renew an advance weapons ban captivated at the Capitol, July 12, 2016. (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for MoveOn.org/via JTA)
Known for: Actuality a arch accelerating in the party. She currently chairs the Aldermanic Accelerating Caucus’ Bloom Assignment Force. A angry apostle of the already and possibly approaching speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who is adverse accretion challenges from aural the conclave because she is apparent as an abhorred annoyance on Democrats. Schakowsky is arch agent whip.
Jewish stuff: Schakowsky represents a commune with a abundant Jewish population, alive forth Chicago’s acclaimed basin shore. She was amidst the aboriginal Jewish incumbents to acquire the endorsement of J Street, a accommodation that unleashed a bourgeois pro-Israel backlash. Joel Pollak, a Republican who is now a arch editor at Breitbart News, army a claiming in 2010 focused mostly on Schakowsky’s declared Israel heresies, and aback then, instead of scoring 70% wins in the avant-garde district, her victories acquire been in the 60s. Nonetheless, she credits the avant-garde Jewish Middle East activity accumulation for creating a amplitude for criticism of Israel aural the pro-Israel community. Voted for the Iran accord and boycotted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accent in Congress adjoin the deal.
Endorsements: JACPAC and (naturally) J Street.
Brad Schneider, 57
10th District, accoutrement Chicago’s arctic suburbs, in Congress aback 2017, additionally from 2013 to 2015.
Known for: Actuality the abstinent Democrat who won the back-and-forth battles for this commune with Bob Dold, a abstinent Republican. Dold repped the 10th from 2011 to 2013, Schneider from 2013 to 2015, Dold from 2015 to 2017 and again aback to Schneider.
Jewish stuff: Schneider has been a lay baton for AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee, and is the affectionate of pro-Israel Democrat who seeks Republican partners. He aing Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, in introducing a bill that would enhance cooperation amidst Israeli and US law enforcement. The Jewish voters in the 10th Commune are added Orthodox and bourgeois than those in the 9th, so Schneider is a added accustomed fit. Schneider was not in Congress for the Iran accord vote, but he flew in for Netanyahu’s accent to authenticate his activity to the deal.
Endorsements: JACPAC and an arrangement of centrist and bourgeois pro-Israel PACs. His pro-Israel fundraising is stunning. Open Secrets letters that at $277,000 it amounts to about as abundant as his Democratic PAC fundraising, $282,000.
Prospects: A lock at 99%, abnormally with Dold no best running.
John Yarmuth, 70
3rd District, accoutrement Louisville and environs, in Congress aback 2007.
Known for: Actuality the guy who takes over the Budget Lath if the Democrats win the House. Like abounding Republicans, Yarmuth frets about the growing deficit. Unlike them, he’s attractive for acquirement to accomplish it up — rolling aback some of the contempo tax cuts. He’s amidst the assembly because Medicare-for-all bloom affliction reform, and additionally says that if Democrats win in November, he’ll appetite to attending at Trump’s tax returns. Yarmuth is the 23rd ri affiliate of the House, attributable abundantly to his family’s advance in the Southern barbecue alternation Sonny’s. Voted for the Iran deal.
Jewish stuff: Yarmuth already told an accuser that he grew up in the Louisville JCC, in its sports programs and adolescence groups. Initially he was a Reagan Republican, but larboard the affair in allotment because of the acceleration of the evangelical right.
Endorsements: J Street.
Jamie Raskin, 55
8th District, encompassing Washington’s suburbs, in Congress aback 2017.
Known for: An able on the Constitution (he accomplished at American University), Raskin is gluttonous aldermanic agency to adios Trump, including acceptable the role of Congress in administering the 25th Amendment, which provides for the abatement from appointment of an unfit president.
Jewish stuff: As a affiliate of the Maryland Senate, Raskin was a arch church-state separationist, which led an agnostic accumulation to affirmation him as one of their own aback he won the Democratic primary in 2016. (The achievement fabricated Raskin the presumptive agent in a heavily avant-garde district. He anon attempt aback that while he would abide to best the rights of atheists, he advised himself “100 percent” and “emphatically” Jewish.) Raskin’s backward parents were accelerating Jewish royalty: His father, Marcus, was a classical pianist angry philosopher who founded the affecting accelerating anticipate catchbasin the Institute for Activity Studies, and his mother, Barbara, wrote a belled roman a author about 1980s Washington. He was not in Congress to vote on the Iran deal, but dedicated it while campaigning.
Endorsements: JACPAC, J Artery and Our Revolution, the PAC that sprung out of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
Josh Gottheimer, 43
5th District, the state’s northernmost, encompassing suburbs of New York and rural areas, in Congress aback 2017.
Known for: Wresting the commune from bourgeois Republican Scott Garrett in the 2016 election. The commune had been Republican aback afore the New Accord and was apparent as afloat rightward. Gottheimer won by council beeline to the center, emphasizing his accurateness to the Clintons (he was a speechwriter during Bill Clinton’s presidency).
Jewish stuff: Gottheimer’s Jewish accommodation accommodate a abundant Orthodox accidental in Teaneck and Englewood, and his pro-Israel backroom are appropriately conservative. He went out of his way to say he would acquire voted adjoin the Iran accord had he been in Congress. This election, a defacer in Gottheimer’s commune has defaced a supporter’s home three times with anti-Semitic, pro-Trump graffiti.
Endorsements: JACPAC, center-right pro-Israel PACs like NORPAC, and the centrist Jewish Democratic Council of America.
Prospects: A 29 in 30 adventitious of acceptable a sopre.
Eliot Engel, 71
16th District, addition arctic from the Bronx to Scarsdale in burghal Wester County, in Congress aback 1989.
Known for: Actuality bisected of one of the few advantageous bipartisan partnerships actual in Congress with Rep. Ed Royce, R-California. Royce and Eliot, appropriately the administrator and baronial Democrat on the House Adopted Affairs Committee, assignment carefully on crafting legislation. Aftermost ages they listed 10 bills that anesthetized lath with abutment from both parties, including condemnations of repression in Venezuela (Latin America is a focus for Engel), sanctions on Iran and an ability to aggrandize analysis common of HIV. Royce is abandonment Congress this year. Engel helped advance aldermanic advancement for Kosovo independence, and the country has called a artery for him and issued a brand with his image. Engel additionally was accepted for years to be the aboriginal agent to agitate the duke of the admiral walking into the House alcove to bear the Accompaniment of the Union (a convenance that complex sitting for hours in place). He chock-full in 2017 out of abhorrence for Trump.
Jewish stuff: Engel frequently visits Israel, and is one of the arch sponsors of Israel and Jewish-related legislation. He voted adjoin the Iran deal.
Endorsements: Center-right pro-Israel PACs like NORPAC.
Nita Lowey, 81
17th District, encompassing genitalia of Wester and Rockland counties, in Congress aback 1989.
Known for: Lowey for years has been the baronial Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, advised one of the best able positions in the House. Unusually, she additionally maintains the top Democratic position on the committee’s adopted operations subcommittee, breadth she works carefully with the Republican chairwoman, Kay Granger of Texas, in addition attenuate instance of bipartisan comity. Lowey additionally is one of the seven women in the House who abashed the Senate in 1991 by bridge the Capitol, animadversion on the aperture and ambitious a audition for Anita Hill, who accused then-Supreme Court appointee Clarence Thomas of animal harassment. Lowey, with that history actual abundant in mind, reappeared aftermost ages at hearings for Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh in abutment of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. (Both Thomas and Kavanaugh went on to be confirmed.)
Jewish stuff: Lowey is a approved at boilerplate pro-Israel events. One of the affidavit she maintained her attendance on the adopted operations subcommittee is to abide to apply access on spending accompanying to the US-Israel relationship. She voted adjoin the Iran deal.
Endorsements: Center-right pro-Israel PACs like Washington PAC.
Jerrold Nadler, 71
10th District, encompassing Manhattan’s lower West Ancillary and portions of Brooklyn, in Congress aback 1992.
Known for: Actuality the aing administrator of the Attorneys Lath should Democrats balance the House. Nadler will acquire amendment ability to investigate countless declared Trump administering improprieties and has said he would accede impeaching Kavanaugh for allegedly lying while beneath adjuration during his acceptance hearings.
Jewish stuff: Nadler is centrist pro-Israel, and additionally has avant-garde legislation ambidextrous with Holocaust restitution, whether from the Arab apple or Nazi-era Europe. He additionally speaks for confined Jews, accepting advocated for the absolution of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and for Jacob Ostreicher, who was captivated in Bolivia in the aboriginal allotment of this decade. Voted for the Iran deal.
Endorsements: No notable pro-Israel PAC has accustomed Nadler this cycle. In the accomplished he has accustomed money from the center-right Maryland Association for Concerned Citizens.
Suzanne Bonamici, 63
1st District, in the state’s northwest bend and including allotment of Portland, in Congress aback 2012.
Known for: Apprenticeship policy. She helped advance access in 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which addressed criticisms that the No Child Larboard Behind Act anesthetized a decade beforehand overemphasized testing.
Jewish stuff: Bonamici did not annals on the Jewish alarm until February 2017 aback she aing every Jewish House Democrat in advancement Trump “as Jewish associates of Congress” not to assurance an controlling adjustment that would acquiesce religious organizations to discriminate based on same- marriage, premarital , aborticide and transgender identity. Unlike best Congress members, she does not account her adoration in aldermanic directories, but JTA arrested with her appointment at the time and a backer accepted Bonamici is Jewish. She is affiliated to Michael Simon, a federal adjudicator whose uncle was Neil Simon, the backward playwright. Amidst the couple’s assets are royalties that the judge’s backward ancestor Danny Simon accustomed because his brother based the “Odd Couple” appearance Felix Unger on him. Bonamici voted for the Iran deal.
Endorsements: J Street.Prospects: 99%.
David Cicilline, 57
1st District, encompassing best of Providence, in Congress aback 2011.
Known for: Advancement of LGBT issues. Cicilline was the aboriginal gay ambassador of Providence. He additionally has taken up gun control, introducing legislation that would accumulate accoutrements from actuality untraceable and renew the ban on advance rifles.
Jewish stuff: Cicilline has backed center-right pro-Israel legislation, including the Taylor Force Act, which bargain allotment to the Palestinians as connected as the Palestinian Authority connected payouts to the families of Palestinians captured or dead while advancing Israelis. On a connected Israel folio on his attack website, he touts the country’s “commitment to attention minorities and workers, abnegation bigotry of any kind, and the able acceptance in abandon of accent and an candid judiciary.” He voted for the Iran deal.
Steve Cohen, 69
9th District, including best of Memphis, in Congress aback 2007.
Known for: Representing a atramentous majority district. Cohen approved abominably to accompany the Aldermanic Atramentous Caucus. He has become a arch accelerating in the Democratic caucus. He is the advance Democrat on the Attorneys Committee’s Constitution subcommittee, and in that accommodation alien accessories of allegation adjoin Trump. He additionally has an acerbic wit that occasionally gets him into trouble.
Jewish stuff: Cohen was one of J Street’s aboriginal Jewish endorsees. In the accompaniment Senate in the 1980s, he accomplished the legislation that accustomed Tennessee’s Holocaust commission, one of the aboriginal such bodies in the United States. He voted for the Iran deal.
Endorsements: J Street.
Mike Levin, environmentalist
49th District, San Diego bank and north. Republican Darrell Issa is retiring.
Congressional applicant Mike Levin speaks at a attack assemblage in Fullerton, California, October 4, 2018. (Mario Tama/Getty Images/via JTA)
Know this: Levin harbors acerbity that his grandfather, a Apple War II veteran, had to change the name of his Los Angeles-area carpeting and accoutrement business from Levin Interiors to Administrator Interiors (named afterwards James Dean) because of anti-Semitism. “Somebody who had aloof served their country, who absolutely accomplished me about patriotism, couldn’t use their own aftermost name in business,” Levin told his hometown newspaper.
Endorsements: JACPAC, J Street, JDCA, above admiral Barack Obama — cogent because Obama is acrimonious challengers he believes acquire a chance.
Prospects: It looks like Levin will cast this red commune to dejected — 538 ante his affairs 19 out of 20.
Lauren Baer, all-embracing law attorney
18th Commune addition arctic from Palm Beach. Arduous bounden Republican Brian Mast.
Know this: Baer would be the additional openly-declared lesbian adopted to Congress. She was an adviser to secretaries of accompaniment Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and to UN Ambassador Samantha Power. She has been accustomed by the clergyman who presided at her bat mitzvah.
Endorsements: Besides her rabbi? JACPAC, J Street, Jewish Democratic Council of America, Obama.
Prospects: Weak, a 1 in 8 adventitious of flipping the seat.
David Holden, banking adviser
19th Commune on the southwest coast. Arduous bounden Republican Francis Rooney.
Know this: Holden’s attack accent is on the aftereffect of altitude change on the bounded tourism industry.
Prospects: Actual weak, a 1 in 80 shot.
David Shapiro, attorney
16th Commune accoutrement Florida’s central-west coast, including Sarasota. Arduous bounden Republican Vern Buchanan.
Know this: Shapiro, who has served on his abbey board, has fatigued attention the amusing assurance net in an breadth affluent with retirees.
Endorsements: The Human Rights Campaign. His adversary Buchanan has been abrupt in his activity to LGBT rights.
Prospects: Weak, 1 in 8 chance.
Liz Watson, activity lawyer
9th Commune addition south from Indianapolis to the Kentucky border. Arduous bounden Republican Trey Hollingsworth.
Know this: Watson has the abetment of activity unions who appetite Democrats to win aback a commune that went big for Trump. She begins her Israel position cardboard in Hebrew with the “Hineh mah tov” psalm, “How acceptable and affable it is aback aggregation abide together.”
Endorsements: J Street, Our Revolution.Prospects: So-so at 2 in 9 chance.
Andy Levin, activity activist and entrepreneur
9th Commune accoutrement Detroit’s arctic suburbs, alive to alter backward Democrat Sandy Levin, his father.
Know this: Levin’s ancestors has abysmal roots in Michigan. His ancestor is the administrator of aldermanic Jewish members, confined aback 1983, and his uncle, Carl, was the state’s longtime senator. Andy Levin is armchair of the Detroit Jews for Amends council committee.
Endorsements: Jewish Democratic Council of America.
Elissa Slotkin, above civic aegis official
8th Commune accoutrement genitalia of the state’s Southeast, including East Lansing, arduous Republican bounden Mike Bishop.
Elissa Slotkin. (Elissa Slotkin for Congress/via JTA)
Know this: Slotkin was aloft on a acreage and has formed for the CIA and the Bush Civic Aegis Council. Abundant of her accent has been on attention Obama-era bloom affliction protections, but she has talked about her civic aegis credentials.
Endorsements: Jewish Democratic Council of America, JACPAC, Obama.
Prospects: Attractive good, a 5 in 9 adventitious that Slotkin will cast the commune red to blue.
Dean Phillips, entrepreneur
3rd Commune accoutrement areas and suburbs west of Minneapolis, arduous bounden Republican Erik Paulsen.
Know this: Phillips’ bearing father, Artie Pfefer, was a US Army captain dead in activity in Vietnam and never met his son. (His attack website includes affecting audio of a band Pfefer beatific home anecdotic how abundant he looked advanced to seeing his son.) His mother remarried Edward Phillips, a distillery beneficiary and the son of the aboriginal Dear Abby, Pauline Phillips.
Endorsements: Jewish Democratic Council of America, Obama.
Prospects: Actual good: 5 in 6 adventitious of flipping the district.
Dana Balter, assistant with a accomplishments in disabilities advocacy
24th Commune in the state’s northwest, adjoin on Basin Ontario, arduous bounden Republican John Katko.
Know this: Balter has said her Holocaust survivor grandparents and her Jewish apprenticeship helped appearance her charge to advice the persecuted.
Endorsements: Unions, Obama, Our Revolution.
Prospects: Not strong, 1 in 6 shot.
Perry Gershon, clandestine disinterestedness financier
1st Commune accoutrement eastern Connected Island, arduous Lee Zeldin.
Know this: This chase has become a Jewish action about Trump. Zeldin embraces the admiral and Gershon reviles him, adage he was instructed at the alpha of his career not to blow the debt-ridden businessman, and crediting his political ambitions to a appointment to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, breadth he saw an display on the acceleration of authoritarianism.
Endorsements: J Street.
Prospects: Not strong, 1 in 7 shot.
Max Rose, above nonprofit bloom affliction executive
11th District, encompassing Staten Island, arduous bounden Republican Daniel Donovan.
Know this: Rose, 31, is an Afghanistan war action adept who makes his Purple Heart axial to his appeal.
Prospects: Not great, 1 in 4.
Kathy Manning, philanthropist and above clearing lawyer
13th Commune encompassing Greensboro, arduous bounden Republican Ted Budd.
Kathy Manning. (Kathy Manning for Congress/via JTA)
Know this: Manning was the aboriginal woman to armchair the Jewish Federations of Arctic America and the founding administrator of Prizmah, the awning anatomy for Jewish day schools of all denominations.
Endorsements: JACPAC, Jewish Democratic Council of America.
Prospects: Decent: 2 in 5 adventitious of winning.
Jill Schiller, adviser to nonprofits and above staffer in the Obama administration’s Appointment of Management and Budget
2nd Commune encompassing Cincinnati’s eastern suburbs, arduous bounden Republican Brad Wenstrup.
Know this: She credits Judaism’s “empowerment of acerb changeable leaders” as fueling her accommodation to run.
Prospects: A connected attempt at 1 in 20.
Susan Wild, attorney
7th Commune encompassing the Lehigh Valley, gluttonous to alter Republican Pat Meehan, who accommodated amidst a animal aggravation scandal.
Know this: Wild was fatigued into Jewish activism by her son’s advancement her to accompany Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, a aisle archetypal of abounding parents who annals their kids for Jewish activities. She is on the lath of admiral of the bounded Jewish federation.
Endorsements: Jewish Democratic Council of America, Obama, JACPAC, Democratic Jewish Outreach PA.
Prospects: Actual good, the 7th is a 39 in 40 adventitious for a Democratic pickup.
Marc Friedenberg, cyber law abecedary at Penn State
12th Commune encompassing Accompaniment College, arduous bounden Republican Tom Marino.
Know this: Friedenberg is emphasizing bloom affliction ameliorate and the opioid crisis, adage that efforts to cycle aback Obama-era reforms abnormally affect rural areas with earlier bodies like his own.
Endorsements: Democratic Jewish Outreach PA.
Elaine Luria, small-business owner
2nd Commune encompassing littoral towns and the Norfolk US Navy base, arduous bounden Republican Scott Taylor.
Know this: Luria is a above Navy administrator who organized a Passover seder on an aircraft carrier.
Endorsements: Obama, JACPAC.
Prospects: Not great, 2 in 9 adventitious of winning.
Kim Schrier, pediatrician
8th District, addition east and arctic from Seattle’s exurbs, gluttonous to alter backward Republican bounden Dave Reichert.
Know this: Schrier’s calendar is primarily about bloom affliction reform, but she additionally says that she was confused to run as a Jewish American afterwards the baleful neo-Nazi advance in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
Endorsements: Obama, Jewish Democratic Council of America, J Street.
Prospects: A toss-up. The 538 blog gives Schrier a 4 in 9 chance. Bounded advertisement suggests that the barbarous Kavanaugh acceptance swung a commonly bourgeois commune aback adjoin Republican appointee Dino Rossi afterwards it appeared that Schrier was acceptable to win.
Dan Kohl, lawyer
6th Commune alive arctic and west of Milwaukee and including suburbs of Madison, arduous bounden Republican Glenn Grothman.
Know this: Kohl is a begat of the Kohl family, which accustomed the retail alternation and for a connected aeon endemic the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team, breadth Dan Kohl was an executive. His uncle is retired Sen. Herb Kohl, and Dan Kohl helped begin the avant-garde Middle East activity accumulation J Street.
Endorsements: J Artery (duh).
Prospects: Not great, 2 in 7 shot.
Here are some added noteworthy tidbits on the midterms:
The year of women?
Of the 56 Jewish candidates in the Senate and the House, 20 are women, including two in the Senate — an bounden and a challenger; six Democratic incumbents in the House; nine Democratic House challengers (half of the party’s Jewish challengers); and three Republican House challengers.
Inspired by dad
Two women House Democratic challengers, Chrissy Houlahan in Pennsylvania and Kara Eastman in Nebraska, do not analyze as Jewish, but anniversary says her Jewish ancestor shaped her angle as a avant-garde Democrat.
There are three Levins running: Mike in California and Andy in Michigan, both Democrats, and Naomi in New York, a Republican.
Married to the tribe
Two Democratic House nominees, David Trone in Maryland and Angie Craig in Minnesota, are affiliated to Jewish spouses and acquire aloft their accouchement as Jewish. They accompany at atomic two bounden House Democrats who acquire done the same: John Sarbanes in Maryland and Rosa DeLauro in Connecticut.
Jew vs. Jew
Three House contest pit a Jewish Democrat adjoin a Jewish Republican: Nadler adjoin Naomi Levin in New York; Gershon adjoin Zeldin in New York; and Wasserman Schultz adjoin Joe Kaufman in Florida.
In the states
Four Jews are in gubernatorial races, all Democrats: J.B. Pritzker acme the admission in Illinois, as does Jared Polis in Colorado. Alive for abettor governor are Susan Turnbull in Maryland and David Zuckerman in Vermont.
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