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.”