November 30, 2004

ONE OF A KIND LOVE AFFAIR:

Congressman: Haredi Jews have 'love affair' with Republicans (Daphna Berman, 11/30/04, Ha'aretz)

The American Jewish community's Orthodox sector has begun a long-term "love affair" with the Republican party, according to a U.S. Congressman speaking Tuesday in Jerusalem.

"What we're seeing is not a flirtation [between the two camps] but rather a serious love affair," said Congressman Bob Beauprez of Colorado.

"Jews one after another have been very open about their support for the President and they backed that up recently at the ballot box."

Beauprez, who is in Israel this week for the Jerusalem Summit conference, said that his party has been "encouraged" by the newfound alliance with a demographic that historically supported the Democratic ticket.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 30, 2004 10:31 AM
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