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Senate without Jewish Republican for First Time since ‘57

Joshua Frazer — July 1, 2009 – 11:32 am | Congress | Democrats | Republicans Comments (4) Add a comment

Former Senator Norm Coleman’s concession in the Minnesota Senate race ensures that for the first time in over fifty years there will be no Jewish Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

The continuous line of Jewish Republican Senators dates back to 1957. They included Arlen Specter (D-PA), who has since left the Republican Party, Rudolph Boschwitz (R-MN, 1978-1991) and Jacob Javits (R-NY, 1957-1981).

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Phil | July 1, 2009 – 6:07 pm

What about Lieberman?

dirtprof | July 1, 2009 – 6:42 pm

Phil, you beat me to it.

Kari | July 1, 2009 – 7:16 pm

Lieberman isn’t a Republican. Aside from being a bit of a warhawk, Lieberman is more consistently Democratic on domestic policy than most other dems in the chamber.

Abraham Frost | July 1, 2009 – 9:17 pm

Lieberman still caucuses with the Dems, so he’s technically still in the party

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