Record Number of Jews in Senate

The 110th U.S. Senate will have a record number of Jews — 13 — with the election of Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Bernard Sanders (I-VT), who both served as Representatives in the 109th Congress. All Jewish incumbents running in the 2006 election were elected for another term in the Senate. The 110th House of Representatives will have 30 Jewish representatives, raising the total number of Jews in the 110th Congress to 43. The six Jewish freshmen Congressmen are Reps. Stephen Cohen (D-NH), Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Paul Hodes (D-NH), Steve Kagen (D-WI), Ronald Klein (D-FL), and John Yarmuth (D-KY).