The penultimate primary in the country will take place a week from today in Rhode Island and will decide the party candidates in several state elections, including in mayoral, gubernatorial and federal races. No independent candidates are involved in primary elections.
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Among them are 41 Democrats: Among the 36 in the U. House of Representatives, 18 are incumbents and 18 are challengers.
Three incumbent Jewish House Democrats are retiring. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page. The 15 Republican candidates are running for the House. There are two incumbents and 13 challengers. Additionally, two House candidates, both Democrats, have Jewish fathers and say that shaped their outlook, but they do not identify as Jewish.
At least three House hopefuls in the same party — two incumbents and one challenger — have a Jewish spouse and are raising their children as Jewish. Politically and geographically, they are as diverse a bunch as the more than candidates for Congress Jews, who make up less than 2 percent of the population, comprise 6 percent of the candidates.
There are sure bets and long shots in some cases very long shotswhile some races are too tight to call.
Some have come up through the statehouse, some through the national security system, some with no political experience. They come from areas of high Jewish concentration like New York and Los Angeles, and spots such as Kentucky and Wyoming where Jews barely register on the electoral map.
JTA is breaking down the racesassessing where the candidates stand on the political spectrum, noting their Jewish involvement and reporting what the forecasters say.
We start with the Jewish Senate nominees, all Democrats: Dianne Feinstein, California incumbent Politics: Feinstein, 85, elected inis the oldest sitting U.
She is a leading progressive on most issues, and for decades has been outspoken on gun control and LGBTQ rights.
As the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Feinstein took the lead in picking through the record of Brett Kavanaugh, who barely won Senate confirmation following allegations of sexual assault from decades ago.
As the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee from toFeinstein angered progressives by siding with intelligence agencies when they drew fire for their methods. Feinstein had a Jewish father and Christian mother and was brought up in both faiths.
At 20, she chose Judaism, she said, because of its directness. Over the years she has become more critical of Israel, taking the lead recently in urging its government not to demolish Palestinian residences in the West Bank as punishment.
Ben Cardin, Maryland incumbent Politics: Cardin, 74, was elected to the Senate from the House in The November 6, General Election will be conducted using a method of ranked-choice voting, for the offices of U.S.
Senate and U.S. Congress ONLY. In these races, voters will mark the ballot for their first-choice candidate and may also choose to rank their second, third .
Runoff Election: Dec. 8 A special election will be held this fall to fill the District 26 seat in the Louisiana Senate. Three people have qualified to run for the District 26 seat, which is currently held by Jonathan Perry, who is running for Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal this fall.
The vast majority of the regular and special Senate elections held since – 69 of 73 – have been won by candidates who belonged to the party that won that state’s most recent presidential race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of election results going back to Senate Democrats asked the Trump administration Thursday for evidence supporting recent assertions by President Trump and other top officials that China is seeking to interfere in the coming.
The upcoming election will allocate control of every seat in the Australian House of Representatives and one half of the seats in the Australian Senate through one .
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