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October 30, 1992 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-30

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GOP, Democrats Blitz
For Jewish Vote

JAMES DAVID BESSER WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

W

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ith the presidential
campaign down to
its final days, Jew-
ish activists in both
major parties are working
frantically to squeeze out
every last Jewish vote.
Jewish Republicans are
blitzing key states, trying to
break what seems to be Bill
Clinton's iron grip on the
vast majority of Jewish
votes.
Former Minnesota Sen.
Rudy Boschwitz, who has
campaigned tirelessly for
the beleaguered Bush-
Quayle ticket, whizzed
through Ohio, Illinois, Pen-
nsylvania, Michigan and
New Jersey — all important
electoral states where Jew-
ish votes could make a dif-
ference.
Jack Stein, Gordon Zacks
and Max Fisher — the Big
Three among Jewish Repub-
licans — have been hot on
Mr. Boschwitz's heels in re-
cent days.
And Dennis Ross, a former
policy planning chief at the
State Department and a
primary architect of the
Middle East peace talks, hit
the campaign trail in New
Jersey and Florida.
Mr. Ross met this week
with leaders of Agudath
Israel of America, the polit-
ically active Orthodox
group. Agudath Israel
leaders earlier heard about
Gov. Clinton's virtues from
Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-
Conn., the only Orthodox
Jew in the Senate.
In recent days, Democrats
have targeted ads in
Wisconsin and Illinois
specifically at Jewish voters.
Also, outgoing Rep.
Stephen Solarz, who is re-
portedly on the short list to
be United Nations ambas-
sador if Gov. Clinton wins —
recently appeared at a Clin-
ton-Gore rally in
Philadelphia.
Stuart Eizenstat, Pres.
Jimmy Carter's former do-
mestic affairs adviser and
another probable member of
a Clinton administration,
has lobbied hard for Jewish
votes in Chicago.
And Morrie Amitay, a
former chief of the American
Israel Public Affairs Com-
mittee, appeared before Or-
thodox groups in Maryland.
"The response from the
Jewish community is much
more than we expected,"

Rudy Boschwitz:
Stumping for Bush-Quayle.

Sen. Joe Lieberman:
Hustling for Clinton-Gore.

said a top member of Gov.
Clinton's Jewish outreach
team. "We're just about out
of literature and buttons.
We've had so many requests
for materials in these last
weeks that we can't possibly
keep up with them."

Siegman: U.S.
Help Bosnia

As the horrifying situation
in Bosnia continues to appall
the Jewish community,
American Jewish Congress
director, Henry Siegman,
met this week with State
Department and White
House officials, urging a
more active U.S. role in
stopping the carnage.
The AJCongress has "been
pushing this issue con-
sistently," he said. "We say
there has to be an end to the
arms embargo and that we
have to provide Bosnians
with the arms they need to
defend themselves. The em-
bargo acts in a tragically
unbalanced way." Mr.

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