Concerns Over TX Candidate Seeking Jewish Votes

October 20, 2004

Source: Associated Press

On October 20, 2004 Associated Press reported, "Democrat Martin Frost believes that when Republicans tried to slam the door on his 26-year congressional career, they mistakenly opened a window. In destroying Frost's Dallas-area district during last year's political remapping, Republicans created a District 32 that includes most of the city's Jewish community... But some Jews are uncomfortable, even outraged, that Frost would use his faith to solicit votes in his campaign against four-term Republican Rep. Pete Sessions... Frost said he's never made an issue of his religion and that he only mentions it out of pride and to highlight his familiarity with the Jewish community -- which could make up 10 percent of the district's vote in November."