The largest Jewish weekly publication in the U.S., the Jewish Press, just endorsed Rep. Ron DeSantis over Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for Florida governor. In a close race, this really could matter.
As the race goes down to the wire, both campaigns have made overtures to South Florida’s relatively large population of Jewish voters. It is a small demographic to be sure — the Tampa Bay Times estimates there are roughly 630,000 Jewish Floridians. But it is a key demographic in a race that will likely be decided by the slimmest of margins.
Appealing to those voters, the Jewish Press points out that DeSantis opposed the Iranian nuclear deal and supported moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem:
He also plans to partner with Israel to clean up the pollution that plagues Florida’s coastal waters, taking advantage of Israel’s highly regarded expertise in that field. We are confident that as governor, he would use his ‘bully pulpit’ in support of Israel.
And the Jewish Press warns that Gillum is the opposite, invoking his support of the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” movement against Israel – READ MORE