Team Obama fights for once-solid Jewish vote in South Florida.
Team Obama has launched a last-minute bid to court Jewish voters in the once reliably Democratic stronghold of South Florida, according to observers on the ground.
High-profile Obama campaign surrogates have been dispatched to area synagogues and Jewish centers in recent days, raising concern among some who feel that it is unethical—and potentially illegal—for the campaign to use religious centers as sites of political activity.
“The whole ordeal reeks of partisanship and complete desperation from a failing campaign to woo Jewish voters,” said Stephen Fiske, chair of the Florida Congressional Committee PAC, a nonpartisan, pro-Israel political action committee. “I understand the Obama administration is desperate to get more Jews in Florida, but I feel they are crossing the line with the multitude of events at synagogues around the state.”