Statement on NY-20 special election

April 24, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement upon reports that Assemblyman Jim Tedisco conceded the NY-20 special election to Scott Murphy:

We congratulate JStreetPAC endorsed candidate Scott Murphy on his victory in New York’s 20th Congressional District.

As demonstrated by the success of candidates like Scott Murphy, and underscored by J Street’s recent poll, there is a new political wind blowing in the US politics when it comes to Israel and the Middle East.

We look forward to working with Congressman-elect Murphy on Capitol Hill to advance US interests and the security of Israel as a Jewish, democratic homeland through active American diplomacy aimed at bringing about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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