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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Romney wins Illinois

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney handily won the Illinois primary, consolidating his status as frontrunner in the race for the GOP presidential contest. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, won 47 percent of the vote with 98 percent of votes counted in...

Santorum picks up Mississippi, Alabama

JTA March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum was projected to sweep two southern states in Republican primaries, all but burying Newt Gingrich's chance for the nomination and complicating Mitt Romney's status as frontrunner. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator...

Mitt Romney

Its Romney v. Santorum on Super Tuesday

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio's senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection. Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in...

GOP candidates target Obama at AIPAC

JTA March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Republican candidates addressing AIPAC’s policy conference focused their addresses on what they said were the Obama administration’s failures to head off a nuclear Iran. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, Rick Santorum...

Three GOP candidates to address AIPAC via satellite

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Three of the four Republican presidential candidates will speak to the AIPAC conference by satellite on Super Tuesday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich each will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference...

Romney wins in Michigan, Arizona

JTA February 29, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney won Republican primary contests in Arizona and Michigan, maintaining his frontrunner status for now. In Michigan, the state his father governed and where he was raised, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, beat back a challenge...

Jewish backers of Rick Santorum, shown speaking at an Arizona
Republican Party fundraiser in Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2012, say Jewish
voters should look past his hard-line social conservatism and
consider his message on the economy and on Israel.

ADL again slams Santorum on church-state

JTA February 27, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Anti-Defamation League once again reprimanded Rick Santorum for his advocacy of a church role in governing. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator vying for the GOP presidential nod, told ABC over the weekend that a landmark 1960...

GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

JTA February 23, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Three of the four Republican presidential candidates said the United States should make a more explicit threat of military action against Iran. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich agreed in the CNN debate on Wednesday in Arizona...

Jewish backers of Rick Santorum, shown speaking at an Arizona
Republican Party fundraiser in Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2012, say Jewish
voters should look past his hard-line social conservatism and
consider his message on the economy and on Israel.

Surging Santorum has Jewish GOPers shrugging, shvitzing and kvelling

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- If Rick Santorum secures the Republican nomination, expect to hear this mantra from his Jewish supporters: In times of crisis, social issues don’t matter. The former Pennsylvania senator, who is leading in national polls in the race for...

Rick Santorum

Primary victories by Santorum underscore Romney’s woes with conservatives

JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum won three contests in the race for the Republican nod for the presidency. The former Pennsylvania senator's victories Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado were not determinative because each of those states will decide...

Special Nevada caucus participants sign religious declaration

JTA February 5, 2012

Participants in a special Saturday night Republican caucus in Nevada were required to sign a legal declaration stating they could not attend their regular caucus due to their "religious belief." Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the front-runner...

Mitt Romney speaking at the Conservative Political Action
Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23, 2011. Romney has fallen
behind Newt Gingrich in the polls for the states key Republican
primary.

Romney takes Florida in a romp

JTA February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney won the Florida primary by a wide margin. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, finished with 47 percent of the vote on Tuesday to easily outdistance former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had 32...

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