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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Santorum picks up Mississippi, Alabama

JTAPublished 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...

Romney wins in Michigan, Arizona

JTAPublished 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...

GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

JTAPublished 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...

Rick Santorum

Primary victories by Santorum underscore Romney’s woes with conservatives

JTAPublished 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

JTAPublished 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...

Ron Paul

Paul reportedly was involved in racist, anti-Semitic newsletters

JTAPublished January 29, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul reportedly signed off on racially charged newsletters in the 1990s, despite denying his involvement. Paul said recently that he was not involved in the writing of and did not read the "Ron Paul Survival Report"...

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich blows open GOP race with S.C. romp

JTAPublished January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina by a wide margin, throwing open the race for the party's presidential candidacy. Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, defeated Mitt Romney, long believed to...

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich blows race open in SC with wide margin win

JTAPublished January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary by wide margin, throwing open the race for the GOP presidential candidacy. Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, bested Mitt Romney, long believed to be the frontrunner, 40.4...

Rick Perry

Perry set to drop out of presidential race

JTAPublished January 19, 2012

WASHINGTON—Rick Perry reportedly is dropping his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee. CNN and The New York Times reported Thursday that the Texas governor will announce later in the day his decision to bow out; a news conference reportedly...

Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTONPublished January 3, 2012

The Iowa Republican caucus is shaping up as a close three-way race between Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Each of the candidates were within dozens of votes of each other as votes were counted Tuesday night, splitting about 75 percent of the...

Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican candidate for president whose views
on Israel have unsettled some Jewish conservatives, speaking at the
Western Republican Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in October.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons)

Jewish conservatives push back against Ron Paul’s surge

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTONPublished December 28, 2011

Ron Paul's unlikely rise in the Republican presidential race has Jewish conservatives on edge. The Texas congressman had been regarded as a fringe figure whose views, especially on foreign policy-including his opposition to the U.S.-Israel alliance-put...

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