Israeli Media: US midterms were major blow to pro-"Israel" candidates
The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, says that AIPAC has lost two high-ranking races in the US midterm elections, which is a major blow to the Democrats.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article on Thursday that read "regardless of whether the Republicans will eventually control the House of Representatives and/or the Senate, the midterm elections turned out to be a great disappointment for the Republican Party," considering that "the expected red wave has turned thin as radical Republican Party candidates become embroiled in the debate over anti-Semitism across the country."
The newspaper also confirmed that "the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lost two high-ranking races in the US midterm elections, one of which was in Virginia, where Representative Elaine Luria, a pro-Israel Democrat, lost in what AIPAC described as one of its most important races against its rival, Republican Jane Keggans."
The article pointed out that this counted as a major loss to the pro-"Israel" candidates.
Israeli media further added that AIPAC's performance was no better in Pennsylvania, despite spending more than a million dollars in the final days of the race to support pro-Israeli Republican candidate Mike Doyle, the Democrat candidate Summer Lee emerged victorious.
Israeli media also indicated that this was the second time that AIPAC spent huge sums against Lee this year.
It is noteworthy that the Democrats gained an important seat in the race for control of the Senate after John Fetterman in Pennsylvania advanced over Mehmet Oz, the candidate backed by Donald Trump.
So far, the Republicans in the Senate, consisting of 100 seats, have 49 seats, compared to 48 for the Democrats, while the vote-counting process continues in the states of Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona, which will be a decisive factor in determining the balance of power in the Senate.
In the 435-seat House of Representatives, US media reported that, while the counting process is still going on, Republicans have so far won 203 seats against 187 Democrats.
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