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CONTACT Jeff Mendelsohn, press@ProIsraelAmerica.org
PRO-ISRAEL AMERICA ENDORSES TODD MCMURTRY TO CHALLENGE REP. THOMAS MASSIE FOR CONGRESS IN 2020
APRIL 2, 2020, WASHINGTON DC – Today, Pro-Israel America, a nation-wide grassroots network dedicated to helping elect pro-Israel members of Congress, announced its endorsement for 2020 House of Representatives candidate Todd McMurtry (KY-04).
Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement:
“Republicans and Democrats alike have come together to rage at Thom Massie over his recent efforts to delay and derail the economic recovery bill. What they might not know is that he’s got one of the worst records in Congress when it comes to supporting the U.S.-Israel relationship.
“Pro-Israel America is endorsing Todd McMurtry in his effort to unseat Representative Massie. Representative Massie has opposed foreign aid to Israel – even when it was under intense rocket fire from terrorists. He opposed efforts to condemn the BDS movement – which would end the Jewish state. He even voted against a bill that would designate Israel as a strategic partner of the United States.
“We need leaders in Congress who understand and value the U.S.-Israel relationship. McMurtry recognizes Israel as a strategic ally of the United States and has promised to work to advance our alliance. We think this is a very important race for the pro-Israel community, and we will work to bring grassroots support from across the country to this election.”
McMurtry is the first non-incumbent challenger that Pro-Israel America has endorsed.
Todd McMurtry is running against incumbent Representative Thom Massie in the upcoming Kentucky Republican Primary scheduled for June 23, 2020. Because the district is solidly Republican, it is likely that the primary winner will ultimately win the Congressional election.
Pro-Israel America launched last year to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship by bringing support from our grassroots advocacy network directly to the elections that matter most to the pro-Israel community. Our over 100,000 members have taken thousands of actions and raised over $650,000 to support pro-Israel candidates to Congress.
Pro-Israel America endorses candidates from both sides of the aisle, now totaling thirty-nine candidates, including 17 Republicans and 22 Democrats, including: Republican Senators Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, Lindsay Graham, Jim Risch and Ben Sasse, and Democratic Senators Chris Coons, Doug Jones, Gary Peters and Tina Smith. Endorsements for Democratic House of Representatives candidates include Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Representatives, Joyce Beatty, Henry Cuellar, Ted Deutch, Eliot Engel, Josh Gottheimer, Ted Lieu, Elaine Luria, Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, Stephanie Murphy, Tom O’Halleran, Brad Schneider, David Scott, Albio Sires, Brad Sherman and Juan Vargas. Endorsements for Republican House of Representatives candidates include Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representatives Don Bacon, Steve Chabot, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kay Granger, Brian Mast, Michael McCaul, Joe Wilson and Lee Zeldin as well as challenger Todd McMurtry.
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