These Candidates Were Hit With Anti-Semitic Slurs. Here’s How They Fared.
YouTubeThe 2018 midterm election campaign was rife with anti-Semitic dog whistles aimed at Jewish candidates and their donors. But it’s unclear if such tactics were of any electoral benefit to the candidates who stooped to employ them. According to a review conducted by The Daily Beast of notable instances in which anti-Semitic language and imagery were deployed in federal and state campaigns around the country, the bigoted and stereotyping incidents directed at Jewish candidates for office did not appear to help their opponents at the polls. Out of 25 candidates who were on the receiving end of either stereotypically anti-Semitic tropes or who were gratuitously linked to billionaire philanthropist and longtime far-right cathexis George Soros, 14 were victorious on Tuesday. Read more at The Daily Beast. Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here