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More Evidence That Obama Support Among Jewish Dems Is Holding Up

June 21, 2011

As indicated shortly after President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speeches, the Republican spin that Obama’s Jewish support from major donors was in free fall, it appears that those rumors were wishful thinking.  While there is no doubt that there will be some high-profile defections, the majority of support will most likely stay in place.  I wish that I could say that it was because American Jews are willing to pay attention to the facts of both this Administration’s relations with Israel and Obama’s positions, but presumably the most important reason is:  Who Else Are They Going To Support?

Anyhow, today in Ben Smith’s Politico blog, he published the following:

Official: Good turnout for pro-Israel fundraiser

President Obama is headed tonight to a top-dollar fundraiser aimed at the Jewish community, and despite recent angst over Israel, the mega-donors seem to be coming through for the dinner whose official theme is “in support of a strong US-Israel Relationship.”

A Democratic Party official said 80 people are expected at the dinner, for which tickets range from $25,000 to $38,500 $35,800. The official said the event is 50% “over goal.”

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will aslo appear at the event at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

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