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Lee Zeldin, one of the 2 Jewish Republicans in Congress, is in a dead heat in his House race


September 4, 2020

In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) addresses the virtual convention on August 26, 2020.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Lee Zeldin, the Jewish Long Island Republican congressman, made the case for President Donald Trump by talking up his own service to his constituents and telling a harrowing personal story.

In getting a good word in for himself, Zeldin's pitch for Trump Wednesday night was affecting and also typical of the genre: He described the premature birth of his twins, and how the expertise of the medical staff who saved them engendered an affection that helped spur him to ask Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to rush personal protective equipment to his district's first res...

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