August 26, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Today, Pro-Israel America (PIA) and Pro-Israel America PAC, the largest bipartisan pro-Israel PAC in the country, announced new endorsements for 11 pro-Israel candidates – 6 Democrats and 5 Republicans.
“Pro-Israel America continues to ramp up our critical work of electing pro-Israel members into Congress and we are excited to announce 11 newly endorsed 2022 candidates who have proven to be leaders on issues related to the U.S.-Israel relationship as we quickly approach midterm primaries,” said PIA executive director Jeff Mendelsohn. “The pro-Israel grassroots community has demonstrated time and time again its conviction and willingness to step up for candidates who value the U.S.-Israel relationship – most recently with Shontel Brown’s big primary victory in the OH-11 special election earlier this month.”
Pro-Israel America endorsed 11 House candidates, including Representatives Andy Barr (R-KY), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), David Joyce (R-OH), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Grace Meng (D-NY), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR).
These 11 candidates bring Pro-Israel America’s total list of 2022 Congressional endorsements to 67, including 37 Democrats and 30 Republicans.
Pro-Israel America’s 170,000 and growing grassroots membership base proved during the 2020 election cycle that support for the U.S.-Israel relationship continues to run deep in both parties and makes for good politics as well as good policy. Pro-Israel America helped elect 70 pro-Israel members of Congress in 2020 including 39 Democrats and 31 Republicans, and just this month helped push pro-Israel Democrat Shontel Brown past the victory line during the very competitive OH-11 primary. More than 90 percent of Pro-Israel America’s endorsed candidates in the November 2020 elections won their congressional races. In total, Pro-Israel America raised over $3 million for pro-Israel candidates in the 2020 election cycle, propelling them to victory in closely contested elections.