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  • New ad in Jewish Journal shows Sherman with Netanyahu, Barak; family photo not included

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 24, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) may or may not have been joking when he told a TV reporter recently that voters would choose him if they saw pictures of his family. But a new pro-Sherman ad that appears in the current print edition of the Jewish Journal suggests that the...

  • Howard Berman is sending out mail, too

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 23, 2012 | 10:25 pm

    California’s June 5 primary election is less than two weeks away, and if you’re a registered voter who lives in California’s 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley, chances are good that Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman...

  • Brad Sherman has three cute daughters; will he get your vote?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 23, 2012 | 10:13 pm

    Wait, why was Brad Sherman’s mother photoshopped out of a picture sent to non-Jewish voters?

    Get your combs ready, because the story about why Lane Sherman, mother of the eight-term Democrat from Sherman Oaks, appeared in a photo sent to Jewish voters in the 30th district but not...

  • Sherman introduces visa waiver legislation

    May 22, 2012 | 10:28 am

    U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman introduced legislation to allow Israel into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

    Sherman (D-Calif.) this week introduced the Visa Waiver for Israel Act, which would permit nationals from Israel to enter the United States as temporary visitors for tourism or business...

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  • Brad Sherman’s family portrait, Jewish and goyish editions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 17, 2012 | 6:23 pm

    If you’re a Jewish voter in the West San Fernando Valley, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) apparently wants you to know just how much he loves his mother.

    Two recent mailers sent by the Sherman for Congress campaign to voters in the new 30th district included what might seem,...

  • In new TV ad, Sherman tries to differentiate himself from Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 14, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) has a new ad that’s airing on cable TV (see the video here) in the Valley that attempts to draw a sharper distinction between himself and Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) in the race to represent the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in...

  • What’s a Congressman to do: Vote in D.C.? Or ride with the President to George Clooney’s House?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 10, 2012 | 8:43 pm

    For most Angelenos, President Barack Obama’s visit to Los Angeles for a fundraiser on May 10 at George Clooney’s house was a reason to stay as far away from the Hollywood Hills as possible.

    For Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys), who was invited by the President to join him for...

  • Berman snags newspaper endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 8, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    With California’s congressional primary election scheduled to take place on June 5, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) has won endorsements from the editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News.

    As a result of redistricting, Berman, who has represented...

  • Israel Festival: dancing with Eyal Golan

    By Ryan Torok

    April 30, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    At the end of a long day of festivities Sunday, the crowd screamed as Israeli singer Eyal Golan wrapped an Israel flag around his body on stage at Rancho Park’s Cheviot Hills Recreation Center.

    Golan, whose good looks have helped solidify his pop star-status in Israel, also let...

  • Following Sherman’s lead, Berman will release his tax return

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 20, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Responding to a challenge issued by Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), who released his federal tax return a few days ago, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) will also release his federal tax return.

    “Howard will accept Sherman’s challenge to release his taxes,” Brandon Hall,...

  • Berman and Sherman vie for credit for 405 expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 19, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Here’s something to consider when you’re next stuck in traffic: Which incumbent Jewish Democratic congressman running for reelection in the 30th district should get credit for expanding the 405 freeway?

    Rep. Howard Berman (D – Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D – Sherman...

  • Sherman has large cash advantage; Berman raised (and spent) more

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 17, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    According to data released this week by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Reps. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) both raised significant amounts of money for their dueling campaigns for reelection in the 30th district.

    With just seven weeks...

  • Berman and Sherman campaigns offer a peek at fundraising numbers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 9, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    The campaigns of Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) both closed their books on the first quarter of 2012 at the end of March and in the days leading up to release of official numbers from the Federal Election Commission, both operations tried...

  • Sherman releases new poll showing 2-to-1 lead over Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    A new poll released by Rep. Brad Sherman’s (D - Sherman Oaks) campaign shows him far ahead of his fellow Democrat and rival in the 30th district, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys). The poll also suggests that Berman and Sherman will advance from the June 5 primary to face off again...

  • Berman v. Sherman, Reed v. Shelley [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys), Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks), Mark Reed and Susan Shelley have met on various stages around the San Fernando Valley for debates in recent months, and are set to meet a few more times in the nine weeks before the primary on June 5th. The four...

  • “Non -erman” #1: Vince Gilmore, Democrat

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 27, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    Thanks to a ballot measure approved by voters in 2010, this year will be the first regularly scheduled election cycle in California to include what some call a “jungle primary,” in which all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on a single ballot, and in which all...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff endorses Berman over Sherman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 15, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D - Burbank) has endorsed Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) for reelection in the 30th district.

    Berman, who is locked in an all-out battle with fellow Democratic incumbent Congressman Brad Sherman (Sherman Oaks), had already received the support of most of...

  • A very “-erman” weekend: little league openers, Shimon Peres’ closer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 12, 2012 | 11:30 am

    It’s the first day of little league season; do you know where your local congressman is?

    If he’s running for reelection in California’s 30th district, he spent part of March 10 on the ball field. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) both made...

  • Voters vs. Sherman, Berman

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 1, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Always interested in the gritty and unpredictable side of participatory politics, I dropped in on Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, both of whom are vying to represent the newly reconfigured 30th congressional district, as they each hosted community meetings at San Fernando...

  • Berman, Sherman, Reed debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 29, 2012 | 3:19 pm

    When Rep. Howard Berman and Rep. Brad Sherman, both Democrats, and Republican newcomer Mark Reed debated on Feb. 21 in a gathering sponsored by The Jewish Journal, the questions posed to the three candidates running for congress in the 30th District by Journal Publisher and...

  • There are candidates running in California’s 30th whose names don’t end in -erman?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 28, 2012 | 6:01 pm

    Rep. Howard Berman, Rep. Brad Sherman and Mark Reed may have been the only candidates on the stage at the Jewish Journal-sponsored debate at Temple Judea on February 21, but there are other candidates running for the right to represent California’s 30th district in...

  • Berman-Sherman race picks up steam

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 15, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    Last year, with political observers predicting the race between incumbent Democratic Congressmen Howard Berman (Van Nuys) and Brad Sherman (Sherman Oaks) could end up costing upwards of $10 million, the news that three separate Super PACs had been established to support one candidate...

  • Why we’re holding a candidates’ debate in the 30th district

    By JewishJournal

    February 7, 2012 | 3:40 pm

    On February 21, at 7:30 pm, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Republican Mark Reed, who are all seeking to be the next representative in the new 30th congressional district in the San Fernando Valley, will meet at Temple Judea in Tarzana for a...

  • Opinion: Iran an issue for valley’s 30th district voters

    By Bill Boyarsky

    January 25, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    No doubt Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman will be confronted with questions about Iran as they campaign in the new West San Fernando Valley 30th Congressional District.  Iran is likely to come up as they speak at meetings and debates and through the online messages and mailings...

  • Could candidate pledges curtail the influence of Super PACs?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    If 2012 is the year when the independent expenditure groups known as Super PACs went mainstream, it could also be the year when an imperfect tool—the bilateral candidate pledge—emerged as a way to limit their power.

    This week, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, and...

  • Democratic party vote sends Berman v. Sherman contest to convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    In his race for reelection in the new 30th congressional district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) won a victory of a sort on January 22. In a preliminary meeting known as a pre-endorsement conference, more than half of the Democratic party activists from the new 30th...

  • For the record: Sherman didn’t flip-flop to attack Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 19, 2012 | 12:05 am

    A correction to our coverage of the debate between Brad Sherman and Howard Berman (Sherman Lays Into Berman in Four-way Congressional Debate, Jan. 13) appears in the print edition of the Jewish Journal that hits newsstands today.

    The problematic sentence in the original article...

  • Sherman lays into Berman in four-way Congressional debate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 11, 2012 | 6:55 pm

    In 2001, the last time the lines of congressional districts were redrawn, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) so hated the way that the San Fernando Valley was sliced into districts that he reportedly said that Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) “stabbed me in the back.”

    In 2011,...

  • At town hall in 30th congressional district, two insiders and two outsiders trade barbs

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 5, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    The four candidates vying to represent California’s newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley met on stage for the first time in a heated town hall on January 5.

    Two long-serving incumbent Jewish Democratic congressmen who have represented adjacent...

  • Report: 30th district leaning toward Sherman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 4, 2012 | 7:35 am

    In the race for California’s 30th district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is running ahead of fellow Jewish Democratic incumbent Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), an independent political newsletter has reported.

    “Look, Sherman has released a poll showing him far ahead,”...

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