RNC: 2008 Victory Committee Continues to Grow
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Chief Deputy Whip & McCain National Vice Chair To Lead GOP Outreach To Jewish Community WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victory 2008 Finance Chairman Lew Eisenberg today announced that House Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor will serve as Chairman of the 2008 Victory Jewish Coalition, leading outreach efforts to the Jewish community on behalf of Senator John McCain and the Republican National Committee (RNC). McCain Campaign National Vice Chair for Jewish Outreach, Fred Zeidman, will serve as Co-Chair of the 2008 Victory Jewish Coalition. "The Jewish community is a critical constituency and we are very fortunate to have the strong support of Eric Cantor and Fred Zeidman," said Eisenberg. "Senator McCain has a long and proud pro-Israel record, and he understands that as one of our nation's closest allies, Israel deserves our aid and support. Eric and Fred will play a critical role in sharing John McCain's message, record, and vision with the Jewish community." Eric Cantor is a fourth-term Congressman representing Virginia's Seventh District including the Richmond-metro area. Selected in 2002, Cantor is currently the Chief Deputy Republican Whip. He holds a seat on the House Ways and Means Committee, and serves as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. Cantor also serves as Finance Chairman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). "Senator John McCain has been a long-time advocate for a strong relationship between America and Israel," said Cantor. "Our next President will inherit a Middle East region that is at a crossroads. One path leads to security and peace, the other, chaos. I believe John McCain has the experience and character to be an aggressive advocate for a secure Israel and stable Middle East." Fred Zeidman is the Chairman of Seitel, Inc., founder of the Houston Venture Capital Association, and Chairman of Turnaround Partners, Inc. He previously helped lead Jewish outreach for Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004, served as Vice Chair of the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign in Harris County, and has been a key Jewish advisor to Republican Congressional and Senatorial candidates and elected officials in Texas. In March 2002, President Bush appointed him to Chair the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Zeidman has held leadership positions in the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, and the American Jewish Committee. He is currently on the board of the Jewish National Fund and Development Corporation of Israel. "Senator John McCain has been a life-long friend to the Jewish community and I am excited to be a part of this effort. Senator McCain understands that free, strong and democratic nations like Israel are our nation's best defense against terrorism and groups that would like to harm America," said Zeidman. Paid for by the Republican National Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. SOURCE Republican National Committee Republican National Committee Press Office, +1-202-863-8614
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