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Jewish numbers expected to swell in Congress

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 29, 2008 | 7:25 pm

I’ve mentioned it before: Jews dominate American politics.

That’s not a tipping of the hat to conspiracy theorists or anti-Semites or one of these. There is nothing wrong with Jewish—or Mormon—over representation in the U.S. capitol. That’s just the way things are.

Jewish lawmakers broke records two years ago when 30 were elected to the House and 13 to the Senate. Thirteen—that’s six-and-half times the proportion of Jews in the general population. And this year Jewish representation looks to be on the up and up.

JTA has a breakdown of some of the more interesting “Jewish races,” including the fight between Minnesota incumbent Norman Coleman and his co-religionist, Al Franken (pictured).

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