Friday, May 1, 2015

Rand Paul’s Top Pro-Israel Backer Goes All in for Walker

Rand Paul’s visit to the National Hebrew Day School Society where he discussed sitting shiva and the long "Jewish tradition" of watching  the 1993 film, Schindler's List, may have backfired.

Rand's most prominent pro-Israel backer, who funded the senator’s 2013 visit to Israel, is throwing his support fully behind Gov. Scott Walker’s prospective presidential campaign, he told the Washington Free Beacon.

Rich Roberts, a major Republican donor from New Jersey, has been central to Rand's Jewish outreach efforts.

While Roberts said he likes Rand, he said he is committed to supporting Walker when the Wisconsin Republican enters the presidential race.

“I like Rand Paul a lot, our relationship goes back now about three or four years. I like him as a person, I think he’s very well-intended,” said Roberts. “But I think that Scott Walker is [a greater] likelihood of being the next president. I think Scott Walker is also a tremendous individual.”

This comes just days after Roberts introduced Rand at the Hebrew Day School event.


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