“If we elect the Dwight Bullards and we elect the Keith Ellisons to leadership rolls in our party, the Republicans are going to make significant inroads in the Jewish community,” said Michael Moskowitz, a staunch South Florida supporter of Israel who estimates he raises about $1 million every election cycle for Democrats.
“The Democratic Party will just be going in the wrong direction on this issue if we do this. And so will our nation,” Moskowitz said. “With all the turmoil in the Middle East, Israel is our only true democratic ally.”
Moskowitz and other donors say they’ll withhold support for the local, state and national parties if either man wins a leadership spot. And as Donald Trump tries to make inroads in the Jewish community by adopting a hawkish position on Israel, many Democrats say the twin candidacies of Bullard and Ellison aren’t something the party can afford.”
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