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JNS: Republican Jewish Coalition Endorses 11 House Candidates

The Republican Jewish Coalition endorsed 10 House incumbents and Mazi Pilip, an Ethiopian-born, Israeli-American, who is running for the seat vacated by George Santos, who faces fraud, conspiracy and other charges, and who claimed Jewish ancestry.


The endorsed Republican incumbents are: David Schweikert and Juan Ciscomani (both of Arizona); John Duarte, David Valadao, Mike Garcia, Ken Calvert and Michelle Steel (all of California); John James (Michigan); Don Bacon (Nebraska); and Lori Chavez-DeRemer (Oregon).


"This is an outstanding group of strong Republicans in competitive, important races," said Norm Coleman and Matt Brooks, national chairman and CEO respectively of the RJC. "They are leaders who will fight for America's freedom, security and prosperity, and they support our ally, Israel."

Read the full endorsement statement here.


The Hill: Republican Jewish Coalition endorses GOP nominee for former Rep. Santos's seat

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced Thursday that it would be endorsing Mazi Melesa Pilip for the seat vacated by former Rep. George Santos (R-NY).


Pilip, a relatively unknown local lawmaker, has become the top candidate for the New York Republican Party looking to hold on to the slim majority in the House after Santos was expelled in early December.


"Pilip is a remarkable candidate whose strength of character and firm principles are clear to anyone who looks at her life story and her work," the RJC said in its announcement. "This stands in stark contrast to her Democratic opponent, career politician Tom Suozzi, who focuses on himself rather than the people of NY-3."

Newsrael: NY GOP taps Ethiopian-born, Orthodox IDF vet to replace Santos

"Winning this battleground seat is critical to maintaining the GOP majority in the House of Representatives," Matt Brooks, CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said in a statement… The special election will be held on Feb. 13.

Read the full statement endorsing Mazi Pilip here.


It is CRITICAL that Republicans win majorities in the House and Senate in 2024 - and you can help!


Visit the RJCPAC Portal and support our newest endorsees!

Mazi Pilip (NY-03-Special), David Schweikert (AZ-01), Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), John Duarte (CA-13), David Valadao (CA-22), Mike Garcia (CA-27), Ken Calvert (CA-41), Michelle Steel (CA-45), John James (MI-10), Don Bacon (NE-02), and Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05).

When you donate to a candidate through the RJC PAC Portal, your entire donation goes to the candidate your chose and they will know that they have the support of an RJC member who cares about our priority issues.

Please show your support by donating to our ENDORSED CANDIDATES today!


Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee.

House GOP Urges Cardona to Enforce 2019 Executive Order to Fight Antisemitism

The Washington Examiner reports on Republican efforts to push the Biden administration to establish the regulatory guidance needed to address antisemitism on campus:

The Republican members of the House Education and Workforce Committee are urging Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to craft regulations meant to combat antisemitism in compliance with a Trump-era executive order.


In a letter to Cardona on Monday, the 25 GOP members of the committee, which is led by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), noted that while the executive order to combat antisemitism was enacted in December 2019, the department has repeatedly delayed efforts to enact regulations in line with the order's directives.


"A full four years after the signing of the EO, the Department has not issued even a proposed rule, pushing this down the line as well," the letter said. "To be clear: not only has the Department failed to meet its obligation to create rules necessary for the execution of the EO, but it is also delaying any such action by another year. This is particularly egregious in the face of increased anti-Jewish hatred sweeping across American schools and college campuses which deserves action from the Department now, not later."


…In their letter to Cardona, House Republicans ripped the secretary for "inaction on necessary and defensible rulemaking," which they said "has left institutions of higher education and schools unprepared for and unwilling to address the fires of antisemitism that have swept campuses this fall."

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Short Takes

Iran sponsored the October 7 massacre. America paid for it.

Tony Badran, writes at Tablet Magazine that: "[T]he Biden administration understood from the day of the attack onward that its role was to serve as Iran's lawyer, minimizing Iran's involvement at every turn, in order to protect the US-Iranian relationship from American legislative and public opinion."

Ending the perpetual epidemiological disaster of the Hamas ideology

In an article for the Jewish Policy Center, Dr. Elihu D. Richter, an expert in epidemiology and environment medicine, applies the tools of those disciples to the genocidal ideology that motivates Palestinian violence against Israel in Gaza and the West Bank.

Telling the story of the heroes of Oct. 7

Josh Hasten writes at JNS about a project to tell stories of the heroic defenders of Israel on October 7 in a way that children can understand and find comfort in. "The Heroes of October 7th: Stories for Children," is the brainchild of Hadassah Ben Ari, an Israeli mother of seven. "'What Hamas did was unleash more evil into the world. Our response is to add goodness to the world, by sharing the stories of true heroism, by our soldiers and those who protect us. That is the Zionist response,' Ben Ari said."







Atlanta: Conversation with Rep. Rich McCormick (GA-06)
Join us for a conversation with Congressman McCormick, an ER physician and Marine/Navy veteran, who now serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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Save the Date!
2024 Annual Leadership Summit

We are pleased to announce that the RJC's Annual Leadership Summit will be returning to the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas again in 2024! Mark your calendars NOW - Wednesday, September 4 to Friday, September 6, 2024 - for the biggest and best political event of the year!


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