Jewish Journal

Howard Berman lands D.C. lobbying job [UPDATED]

By Jonah Lowenfeld

March 14, 2013 | 9:24 am

Howard Berman, at his campaign office on Election Night in November 2012. Photo by Jonah Lowenfeld.

Former Congressman Howard Berman, who was defeated by fellow Democratic representative Brad Sherman (D – Sherman Oaks) in a heated and closely watched election last year, has scored a new... read on

  • With little fanfare, Berman leaves Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 4, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    After 30 years in office, Rep. Howard Berman’s (D – Calif.) last day in Congress was Jan. 2. Unlike some other veteran lawmakers who left office this year – including Rep. Gary Ackerman (D – N.Y.), who penned a retrospective op-ed in The New York Times on his last day, and former... read on

  • [UPDATED] Breaking down Berman, Sherman spending

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 19, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    In political campaigns, how and when a strategist chooses to spend money can mean the difference between winning and losing. 

    In the San Fernando Valley race this year between Congressional Representatives Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, the candidates’ campaigns spent... read on

  • The $16.3 million race: a closer look at the Berman-Sherman numbers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 12, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    As the L.A. Times reported, the total spending by Brad Sherman and Howard Berman in their race to represent the new 30th congressional district in the San Fernando Valley broke the record for spending by candidates on a congressional race in California.

    Combined, the two... read on

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d... read on

  • A telling reaction to Berman’s loss (and Sherman’s win)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 7, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    I don't usually post press releases, but this one seemed somewhat telling, so I thought I'd share it. It comes from the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), which "maximizes Jewish support for Democrats at the federal and state levels of government."


    FOR IMMEDIATE... read on

  • Sherman beats Berman, 60-40

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 7, 2012 | 7:12 am

    Rep. Brad Sherman won reelection by a large margin over fellow incumbent Democrat Rep. Howard Berman on Election Day, taking 60 percent of the votes cast in the new 30th district.

    The results took time to trickle in, leaving both candidates to give noncommittal speeches on... read on

  • In their own words: What Berman and Sherman would do with another term

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 5, 2012 | 8:45 am

    As is to be expected when two incumbents with more than 40 combined years in office face off against one another, a lot of the back and forth in the campaign between Rep. Brad Sherman and Rep. Howard Berman has focused what each has done in the past.

    But what would each of these... read on

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As a result of California’s 2011 redistricting, two Jewish Democratic incumbent congressmen, Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), have both...

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