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Pro-Israel America Endorses 2020 House Candidate Congressman Dan Lipinski
November 20, 2019, WASHINGTON DC – Pro-Israel America, a growing political organization focused on building grassroots support to help elect pro-Israel members of Congress, today announced its endorsement of Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) in his re-election campaign for U.S. House Illinois District 3.
“Today, we are proud to endorse Representative Dan Lipinski – a long-standing, committed supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship,” said Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America. “Lipinski is up against two anti-Israel opponents whose radical views threaten our nation’s alliance with Israel. Pro-Israel grassroots activists from Illinois and across the country are rallying behind Lipinski because our community cares about standing by our democratic ally, Israel.”
Representative Lipinski faces two anti-Israel challengers in 2020 who actively support policies that threaten Israel’s right to exist. One opponent supports a one-state solution and the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), while the other opponent supports the right to engage in BDS. Both support a “right of return” policy.
Representative Lipinski has been a steadfast supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship and has voted repeatedly to strengthen our alliance with Israel. Lipinski voted against the Iran deal because he feared the resources it provided to Iran would be used for continued threats to its neighbors, including Israel.
Pro-Israel America endorses candidates from both sides of the aisle, now totaling thirty-one candidates, including 15 Republicans and 16 Democrats who are strong advocates for the U.S-Israel alliance.
Pro-Israel America’s 2020 Congressional election endorsements include: Republican Senators Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, Lindsay Graham, Jim Risch and Ben Sasse, and Democratic Senators Chris Coons, Doug Jones and Gary Peters. Endorsements for Democratic House of Representatives candidates include Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Representatives Ted Deutch, Eliot Engel, Josh Gottheimer, Ted Lieu, Elaine Luria, Dan Lipinski, Grace Meng, Stephanie Murphy, Brad Schneider, Brad Sherman and Juan Vargas. Endorsements for Republican House of Representatives candidates include Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representatives Steve Chabot, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kay Granger, Brian Mast, Michael McCaul, Joe Wilson and Lee Zeldin.
Pro-Israel America works to strengthen support for the U.S.-Israel relationship through promoting and supporting the election of pro-Israel candidates to federal office, regardless of party; educating voters about significant races and candidates’ support for Israel; and creating a simple, accessible online portal where members can make pro-Israel campaign contributions. Visit our website, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and become a member to receive email updates.