May 31, 2007
Hillary Clinton leads field in attracting Jewish funds
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Clinton's relative hawkishness doesn't hurt her with Jewish donors the way it has afflicted her appeal to the Democratic Party's left. No one says it outright, but her readiness in 2002 to back President Bush on the Iraq War stands her in good stead with pro-Israel givers who want an American leader who would back a military strike against Iran if nothing else succeeds in dissuading it from pursuing nuclear weapons -- the "willingness to act" to which Kaplan alluded.
Clinton also has years of domestic policy experience on her side, Grossman said, noting the resonance that her premier issue -- health care -- has among Jews.
"The great unfinished agenda has been uninsured American families, women and children," he said. "That's a cause to which Hillary Clinton has devoted her life and career."
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