Jewish Journal

Bachmann mistaken for being ‘the Jewish candidate’

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 3, 2011 | 5:37 pm

Fundraisers for Mitt Romney claim they are having trouble raising money from Jewish donors. Why? Well, the donors allegedly would prefer to give money to “the Jewish candidate.”

Funny, I didn’t realize there was a Jew running for the GOP presidential nomination.

When did Michael Bloomberg switch back from being an independent and enter the race? He didn’t. The Jewish candidate, according to Romney’s fundraisers, is Michele Bachmann. But she’s not Jewish.

The story from the Daily Mail:

Bachmann has repeatedly spoken about her stay on a Kibbutz in Israel in 1974 when she was a teenager.

She told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee last year: ‘I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish, because it is the foundation, the roots of my faith as a Christian.’

A Bachmann campaign spokesman told the New York Post that the congresswoman from Minnesota is doing well in the Jewish community because of ‘her strong support of the nation of Israel’, not because of confusion over her religion.

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