John McCain appealed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to support his presidential run.
Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, made the appeal in a conference call Wednesday with 40 of the movement’s rabbis.
“I believe this is going to be a tough race,” he says in the report and recording posted on Shmais.com, which reports on news and activities within the Chabad-Lubavitch community worldwide.
“We have for the first time gone ahead in the polls. But I think we are the underdog. We’ve got a lot of work to do. I’d be grateful for your support; it would mean a great deal to me.”
Chabad-Lubavitch is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization and is forbidden from endorsing candidates, a status that the Shmais report stressed.
The McCain campaign initiated the call.
McCain also pledged never to “allow another Holocaust” and to keep Israel “secure and peaceful and prosperous.”
McCain asks Chabad for support
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain appealed to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to support his presidential run n In a conference call with some 40 Shluchim, he said: believe this is going to be a tough race" Full Story
August 29, 2008