Aipac ran ads emphasizing Dave Min's 2023 drunk-driving detention, yet Min beat out other Democrats in primary for Katie Porter's seat.
Aipac ran ads emphasizing Dave Min's 2023 drunk-driving detention, yet Min beat out other Democrats in primary for Katie Porter's seat.

Aipac’s involvement in Orange county congressional race

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Aipac ran ads emphasizing Dave Min’s 2023 drunk-driving detention, yet Min beat out other Democrats in primary for Katie Porter’s seat.

Aipac’s Significant Spending:

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac), renowned for its influence in US politics, invested over $4.5 million in a congressional race in Orange County, aiming to prevent Dave Min from advancing to the November election.

Dave Min’s Success:

Despite Aipac’s efforts, California State Senator Dave Min secured the second position in the primary, surpassing Democratic rival Joanna Weiss. 

He is now set to compete against Republican Scott Baugh for Congresswoman Katie Porter’s seat, a pivotal battleground for Democrats seeking to control the House of Representatives.

Perplexing Intervention:

Min and analysts alike have expressed confusion over Aipac’s substantial involvement in the race. Min questioned the motive behind AIPAC’s opposition, speculating that they may prefer a compliant candidate, which he refuses to be.

Aipac’s Past Practices:

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Aipac has a history of channeling millions of dollars to thwart progressive candidates critical of Israel. However, the primary race did not prominently feature Middle East issues. 

While Min has voiced concerns about Israel’s actions, he hasn’t taken extreme stances, such as advocating for a ceasefire.

Attack Ads and Focus:

Despite the absence of direct Israel-related controversies, Min faced a barrage of attack ads, notably from the United Democracy Project, an Aipac-affiliated PAC. 

These ads primarily highlighted Min’s past arrest for drunk-driving rather than his stance on Israel, raising questions about Aipac’s strategic approach in the race.

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