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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:39 AM

At the Races — Roll Call's Politics Blog Massachusetts: Democratic Rabbi Mulls Senate Bid

Source: Roll Call

Rabbi Jonah Pesner sounds a lot like a man who is about to launch a bid for the Senate.

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Pesner, currently a senior vice president at the Union for Reform Judaism — and formerly a congregational rabbi — said he was considering a bid and would make a decision on a Senate run “soon.” Pressed on the time frame, he chuckled. “It’ll be over in six months!”

A Bay State Democratic insider told CQ Roll Call that the rabbi was “serious” in exploring the potential bid and noted Pesner’s close ties to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

For a political novice without an infrastructure, fundraising would be essential. But Pesner didn’t seem worried about raising the needed cash. “Fundraising to me has never been a challenge because asking people to invest in their values give people an opportunity to make the things they care most deeply about to come true,” he said. Pesner said a viable candidate would need to raise “in the millions, for sure.”




Read more: http://atr.rollcall.com/massachusetts-democratic-rabbi-mulls-senate-bid/



Not a familiar name to me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:13 PM

1. Never heard of him, but this is he.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:23 PM

2. The one on the right, or the one on the left.....

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. The one licking his chops

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

4. I like what the article says about his politics

And although we need far less religion in our government, not more, at least he's a Reform rabbi.

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