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The new RJC Victory Fund ad in Pennsylvania targets Democrat Matt Cartwright (PA-08).

RJC in the News

The RJC is making news with our efforts to help Republicans win majorities in the House and Senate this year.


The Jerusalem Post reports:

On Wednesday, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Victory Fund announced a significant $450,000 independent expenditure, releasing TV ads targeting Democrat incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08).


"All the polls suggest that the race is pretty much a dead heat, so it’s going to be one of those majority-making districts," said Sam Markstein, RJC national political director.


Last month, the group announced it had spent $750,000 in the neighboring county, PA-07, where two Jewish candidates, Republican Lisa Scheller and incumbent Democrat Susan Wild, are running against each other. [See that ad here.]


…The group’s messaging this election is focused on inflation, crime and immigration, Markstein said.

The RJC’s newest ad, entitle "Voted," hammers Democrat Matt Cartwright, who has voted with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time, for putting illegals and criminals ahead of the hardworking families of Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district.


RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

RJC is proud to support Cartwright’s opponent, Jim Bognet, for Congress in PA-08. A small business owner, born and raised in Hazleton, PA into a blue-collar family, Jim Bognet is exactly the sort of conservative political outsider the people of Northeast Pennsylvania need to tackle inflation, reduce rising crime, and fix the catastrophe at the southern border, all exacerbated by the reckless Biden-Pelosi-Cartwright agenda.

See the new ad here.


Also in the Jerusalem Post this week, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks and Jewish Democratic Council of America CEO Halie Soifer were named, jointly, number 44 in the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2022.


The Post wrote of Matt Brooks:

In the past year, the RJC has devoted considerable resources into expanding opportunities for Jewish voters to interact with and support Republican elected officials, strengthening the bond between the Jewish community and the GOP.


This November, the RJC focused on two key issues: advancing the US-Israel relationship and the prospects for peace in the region under the Abraham Accords; and warning against a return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. Brooks will also lead a messaging line that will highlight the high inflation and the humanitarian crisis at the border. To date, RJC has endorsed 62 candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives who are in key battleground districts that will determine which party controls Congress. The group will be spending more than $2 million on independent expenditures supporting candidates in critical races in the 2022 cycle.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy introducing the "Commitment to America" in Pennsylvania.

House Republicans Announce "Commitment to America"

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has released the “Commitment to America,” the agenda for Republican action in the House if Republicans regain the majority. McCarthy outlined the plan in an op-ed in the New York Post, which you can read here.


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose "Contract with America" ushered in a period of growth and success for Republican policies in 1994, writes at Fox News to endorse the "Commitment to America":

More than a year ago, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy developed seven working groups to work toward a Republican House majority. Specifically, the groups were tasked with developing positive actions the Republican-led House could take to address and solve America’s problems. Those seven working groups have spent the last year looking in detail at an amazing range of possible solutions – and have come up with more than 150 reforms.


…The House Republican Commitment to America has four broad pillars that guide and inform ever policy proposal:


*An economy that’s strong

*A nation that’s safe

*A future that’s built on freedom

*A government that’s accountable


These create a platform on which the many positive goals in the Commitment can be stacked: fighting inflation and lowering the cost of living; securing the Southern border and fixing our broken immigration system; making sure every child in America can succeed; reclaiming Congressional oversight and holding the Biden administration accountable. The list goes on.

See details of the plan here.

Protesters chant slogans in downtown Tehran, Iran, on September 21, 2022.

We Support the People of Iran!

Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon:

For the third time in 13 years, mass protests directed against the ruling theocrats have erupted across the country.


…These latest protests began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in state custody. The "morality police" had arrested and detained her for the crime of wearing an "improper hijab." Widespread disgust at the official explanations and excuses for Amini's cruel and senseless death has led hundreds of Iranian women to burn their own hijabs. Iranians of all stripes are marching in the streets in defiance of the authorities. Some call for an end to the Islamic Republic. At this writing, at least seven protesters have been killed. The government is scrambling to close social media and electronic communications. The crisis is real. It has the potential to threaten the regime itself.


…The overlapping challenges for Iran increase the regime's fragility. Hence the best course of action for the United States: End our nuclear negotiations with Iran, reinstate "snapback" sanctions, reestablish a credible military threat, and demand that the Iranian government recognize the human rights and dignity of the Iranian people.

RJC members can make their voices heard and tell Congress and the White House: We Support the People of Iran.

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You Are Needed NOW

The third quarter of 2022 is ending, and NOW is the time to send your support to the RJC PAC, so that our great candidates in critical battleground states will have the resources they need to win.

One of the RJC PAC’s endorsed candidates, Katie Britt, was profiled by the Washington Examiner this week. She’s an excellent example of the quality of the GOP candidates who will make a difference in Washington next year. And there are many more like her; the RJC PAC has endorsed 62 candidates for the House and Senate in this cycle. They need and deserve your support!


The RJC is proud to honor our great volunteers!




RJC offices will be closed on October 5 in observance of Yom Kippur.




FL: Event with Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19) and Rep. Mike Waltz (FL-6)
Save the date for this in-person event also featuring State Rep. Mike Giallombardo (FL-77) and State Representative Randy Fine (District 53).





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