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Joel Pollak: Republican Underdog

We like Joel Pollak.  Comparing Tea Party rallies to Purim carnivals made us laugh, and he’s a nice Jewish boy from Skokie, Il.  But according to this poll, he’s getting his ass handed to him by incumbent Jan Schakowsky in … Read More

By / October 25, 2010

We like Joel Pollak.  Comparing Tea Party rallies to Purim carnivals made us laugh, and he’s a nice Jewish boy from Skokie, Il.  But according to this poll, he’s getting his ass handed to him by incumbent Jan Schakowsky in the Illinois 9th District race.  Over at Tablet, they’re already throwing dirt on his race, but also bring up a very interesting point: “when we’re talking about Israel in the 2010 elections, what we are really talking about is Israel in the 2012 elections.”  Pollak has asserted over and over that his opponent is pretty much anti-Israel, and while we aren’t totally sure if that’s the case, he sure has endeared himself in the hearts of a lot of his district’s Jewish voters.  So if 2010 doesn’t work out, we are pretty sure it isn’t the end of the world for the young Republican.