With a wide-open field of nine candidates to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy, some fear that a split of the pro-Israel/Jewish vote could let a pro-BDS candidate enter Congress

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Could a congressional candidate win in New England’s largest Jewish district?
by Sean Savage and Jackson Richman
August 14, 2020

The Democratic Party has undergone a shift in recent years, with a number of longtime incumbents falling to progressive upstarts. In heavily blue Massachusetts, the race to succeed Democrat Rep. Joe Kennedy (who is running for Senate) has become somewhat of a free-for-all featuring candidates ranging from a Jewish former U.S. Marine captain with a Republican history, a suburban mother fed up with President Donald Trump, to a progressive former Planned Parenthood senior leader and a Democratic socialist. However, the campaign of Ihssane Leckey, Democratic Socialist who has endorsed the BDS movement, is making many Jewish/pro-Israel observers in Massachusetts’s 4th District nervous. READ MORE

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