Sheldon Adelson’s protege, leader of pro-Israel student group, Nevada congressional candidate – The Forward

(JTA) — David Brog, who heads the Maccabee Task Force, a group that cultivates pro-Israel students on campus, and a longtime protege of the Adelsons, the Las Vegas-based Republican Jewish kingmaker couple, is running for Congress from Nevada.

The late Sheldon Adelson and his widow Miriam started the Maccabee Task Force in 2015. Before entering the Adelsons’ orbit, Brog, who is Jewish, helped found Christians United for Israel, a powerful pro-Israel evangelical group . Miriam Adelson remains a significant Republican influence in the state and across the country.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which is owned by Miriam Adelson, reported Thursday that Brog entered the GOP primary to try to unseat incumbent Democrat Dina Titus.

Titus was considered to be in a safe seat until a recent redistricting. It is not yet clear whether the new district borders will negatively affect the wide margins it has enjoyed so far.


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