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NY Post says some donors think Bachmann is Jewish

Some Republican Jewish donors aren’t giving to Mitt Romney, a Mormon, because they mistakenly think Michele Bachmann is Jewish, and would prefer to give to her, says a story in the New York Post.

Bachmann has always been very vocal about her Christian beliefs.

But, says the story:

Some Jewish donors are telling fund-raisers for Romney, a Mormon, that while they like him, they’d rather open their wallets for the “Jewish candidate,” who they don’t realize is actually a Lutheran, The Post has learned.

“It’s a real problem,” one Romney fund-raiser said. “We’re working very hard in the Jewish community because of Obama’s Israel problem. This was surprising.”

And, the story says:

[Bachmann] has enjoyed strong popularity among Jewish voters and often talks about her stay on a kibbutz during the summer of 1974, when she was a teenager…

She went on to say, “I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish, because it is the foundation, the roots of my faith as a Christian.”

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by William Levin on 08/31/2011 - 01:44 pm.

    A messugah[crazy woman], yes. But otherwise, no.

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