Intermountain Jewish News

Banner
Tuesday,
Jul 29th
Home News National Three Jewish men run for Massachusetts governor

Three Jewish men run for Massachusetts governor

E-mail Print PDF

BOSTON — Steve Grossman, the former chair of AIPAC, will be one of two Jewish candidates for Massachusetts governor on the Democratic primary ballot.

Grossman, the state’s treasurer and one-time head of the Democratic National Committee, and Dr. Don Berwick, a one-time pediatrician and former Medicare chief, qualified in voting by party delegates at the state’s Democratic convention held Saturday.

A third Jewish candidate, Evan Falchuk, son of former Hadassah national president Nancy Falchuk, is running as an independent.

Dan Wolf, a Jewish state senator and businessman, withdrew months ago from the heated race to succeed Deval Patrick, a Democrat.

The primary will be held in September.

Grossman was the top vote getter on June 14, garnering 35.2% of the delegates’ votes, ahead of Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, who received 23.3%. Berwick was next at 22.1%, according to the Boston Globe.

Juliette Kayyem, a former Homeland Security official, did not receive the required 15% of the convention vote.

Coakley holds a significant lead in statewide polls.

Massachusetts has never had a Jewish governor, though it’s not a first for Jewish candidates to run for the state’s top office.

During the convention, news spread that Grossman had a new grandson, Jacob, born to his son and daughter-in-law.

In the race to replace Grossman as state treasurer, two of the three candidates who will be on the September primary ballot also are Jewish, Deborah Goldberg and Barry Finegold.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:55 )  

IJN e-Edition

This is only a taste! Get full access to the IJN via our e-Edition, only $14.04 for IJN Print subscribers.

E-Edition subscribers get access to a complete digital replica of the IJN, which includes all special sections.

Get the IJN's free newsletter!

Shabbat Times

JTA News

Dermer: Over 500 rockets fired at Israel landed back in Gaza

Marcy Oster Over 500 of the rockets fired from Gaza at Israel in the last three weeks have landed in Gaza territory, Israel’s ambassador told U.S. Jewish and political leaders. ... [Link]

Jewish groups get $12m of $13m in federal funding for protecting nonprofits

Ron Kampeas The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits. ... [Link]

Anti-semitic rant aimed at pro-peace Israel group

Anthony Weiss A Jewish group dedicated to promoting peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and which is deeply critical of Israeli policy, received an obscene, anti-Semitic voicemail on Saturday that attacked i... [Link]

Palestinian-American teen jailed in Israel for over three weeks

Marcy Oster The U.S. State Department confirmed that a Palestinian-American teen has been held in an Israeli prison for more than three weeks. ... [Link]

From Dutch situation room, pro-Israel volunteers defend Jewish state on social media

Cnaan Liphshiz In a country with strong pro-Palestinian sentiment, a cafeteria has been transformed into a a bustling center advocating for Israel online. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: Defending Israel, ignoring the tunnels, why Israel is losing

Miriam Moster JTA rounds up noteworthy items from around the Web. ... [Link]

Boxer reintroduces enhanced Israel ally bill with broad support

Ron Kampeas Citing the Gaza war as a catalyst, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) re-introduced with broad bipartisan support a bill that would enhance U.S.-Israel strategic ties. ... [Link]

Bills condemning Hamas on ‘human shields’ introduced in Congress

Ron Kampeas Resolutions under consideration in Congress that condemn Hamas’ practice during conflict with Israel of placing its weapons and fighters close to civilians have strong bipartisan support. ... [Link]

Intermountain Jewish News • 1177 Grant Street • Denver, CO 80203 • 303 861 2234 • FAX 303 832 6942
email@ijn.com • larry@ijn.com • lori@ijn.com