Florida May Change Election Date Because it Falls on Passover
The date of a special election in Florida to fill the seat of a prominent Jewish congressman may be changed because it falls on the last day of Passover.
Gov. Charlie Crist wants to revisit the date of the scheduled April 6 election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) to see if it can be switched, The Associated Press reported.
Crist, a Republican, was reacting to a letter from the Florida-based Shalom International, a pro-Israel group whose president, Bob Kunst, called the election schedule an “attack upon the religious Jewish community.”
Wexler is resigning in January to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation. His 19th Congressional District includes the heavily Jewish areas of Palm Beach and Broward counties.