June 8, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Today, Pro-Israel America (PIA) and Pro-Israel America PAC, the largest bipartisan pro-Israel PAC in the country, announced new 2022 endorsements including 30 pro-Israel candidates – 15 Democrats and 15 Republicans – who are proven leaders on issues related to the U.S.-Israel relationship and who are running for re-election next year.
“Last month’s Hamas terrorist rocket attacks into Israel demonstrate how critical our mission to strengthen and advance the U.S.-Israel relationship in Congress remains,” said PIA executive director Jeff Mendelsohn. “That’s why today, Pro-Israel America is proud to announce 30 endorsed candidates who understand that a strong U.S.-Israel relationship is a force for good in the world, and to begin our work to support their elections as they enter the 2022 cycle.”
Pro-Israel America endorsed 12 Senate candidates, including: Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John Boozman (R-AR), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Lankford (R-OK), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
Pro-Israel America endorsed 18 House candidates, including: Representatives Colin Allred (D-TX), Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Kay Granger (R-TX), John Katko (R-NY), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Michael Waltz (R-FL), Susan Wild (D-PA).
These 30 candidates for Congress in 2022 follow Pro-Israel America’s recent endorsements of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and 2021 special election endorsement of Shontel Brown (D-OH), who is running in the open-seat Ohio 11th district congressional race vacated by former Congresswoman and now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge.
Pro-Israel America will be making additional candidate endorsements in the upcoming weeks from both sides of the aisle and proved during the 2020 election cycle that support for the U.S.-Israel relationship continues to run deep in both parties. Pro-Israel America helped elect 70 pro-Israel members of Congress in 2020 including 39 Democrats and 31 Republicans. 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.