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Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.). Source: Richard Neal via Facebook.

Neal holds on in Democratic primary against anti-Israel challenger

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In a win for the pro-Israel community, incumbent Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) won against progressive challenger Alex Morse in the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District. Neal, chairman of the U.S. House Ways and...
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.). Source: Richard Neal via Facebook.

Israel support pushed to side in heated Massachusetts congressional primary

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Longtime Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) is facing a serious primary challenge from progressive Alex Morse on Sept. 1 in Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District. Will Morse, currently the mayor of Holyoke, Mass., continue the streak of...
Massachusetts Democratic primary candidate Jesse Mermell (left). Source: Jesse Mermell via Facebook.

Questions stir over BDS, certain Democratic primary candidates in Massachusetts

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Ahead of the Sept. 1 Democratic primary for the Massachusetts 4th District, questions are growing over one candidate’s past stances regarding the BDS movement. Progressive Jesse Mermell, a former Brookline select board member, who has...
Massachusetts Democratic Party candidate Jake Auchincloss with his family. Credit: Jake Auchincloss campaign.

Boston-born Jake Auchincloss seeks House seat vacated by Joe Kennedy

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The race to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is running for U.S. Senate, has produced one of the most competitive primaries in Massachusetts. The election, which will be held on Sept....
Ihssane Leckey, a Democratic Socialist, who is running in the Democratic primary in Massachusett's 4th District. Source: Leckey campaign via Facebook.

Could a pro-BDS congressional candidate win in New England’s largest Jewish district?

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The Democratic Party has undergone a shift in recent years, with a number of longtime incumbents falling to progressive upstarts. In heavily blue Massachusetts, the race to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy (who is...
Cori Bush upset 10-term Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in the Democratic primary in Missouri's 1st Congressional District. Source: Screenshot.

Pro-BDS candidate wins in congressional Democratic primary in Missouri

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Progressive Cori Bush, who supports the anti-Israel BDS movement, upset longtime Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. Bush won 48.9 percent of the vote, while Clay,...
Ilhan Omar speaking at worker's protest against Amazon. Credit: Fibonacci Blue via Flickr.

IfNotNow endorses Omar for re-election to Minnesota seat

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The anti-Israel group IfNotNow has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. “BREAKING: IfNotNow Movement Rejects Racist Attacks, Becomes Latest Jewish Group to Endorse @IlhanMN for Re-election,” tweeted the group in a thread on...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 11, 2019. Credit: U.S. House of Representatives Official Photo.

Pelosi gives $14,000 to Omar’s re-election campaign

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has donated $14,000 to the re-election campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, according to Federal Election Commission records released on Thursday. Pelosi gave $10,000 from her political action...
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizizona Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Sanders pushes supporters to campaign for Tlaib, Omar in competitive primaries

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is urging his supporters to campaign for Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as they both face increasingly tough upcoming Democratic primary challenges. “Some of our strongest allies in...
Georgia state Rep. Matt Gurtler. Credit: Flickr.

RJC not backing GOP candidate in photos with former neo-Nazi leader

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The Republican Jewish Coalition has said it will not be backing a Republican congressional candidate in in a safely Republican district in Georgia who posted for photos with a former neo-Nazi leader. Following the Tuesday primary,...