Nachama Soloveichik to launch new super PAC
Politico reports that Nachama Soloveichik, a former senior aide to Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and a onetime spokesperson for the conservative Club for Growth, will be launching a new super PAC together with former Rep. Jeff Landry that aims to be a ‘hard-core PAC for hard-right Republicans.’
Former Rep. Jeff Landry, who lost his bid for reelection last year, will helm a group dubbed Restore Our Republic. The goal of the super PAC, he told POLITICO, is to give conservatives aligned with the GOP’s activist base the same outside support that establishment-side Republicans get from independent expenditure groups.
Allison Hoffman of Tablet Magazine profiled Nachama Soloveichik a few years ago and detailed how “the heir to America’s leading Orthodox rabbinic dynasty” has to balance being an observant Jew and a political consultant.
As Toomey’s press secretary, Soloveichik, who is 29, wants to be at the party the campaign has booked at a hotel in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but as an observant Jew, she’s not sure how she’ll get back to her home in Allentown, nine miles west, without violating the restrictions on driving or working on the holiday. “If I were in Manhattan and had to walk from Washington Heights to Wall Street, I could do it, but the problem is that here there aren’t sidewalks,” Soloveichik told me, when we met last week at a Starbucks near Toomey’s campaign headquarters. “But I don’t want to be stranded in my apartment wondering who won the Democratic primary.”
Politico: Hard-core PAC for hard-right Republicans
Tablet Mag: How the heir to an Orthodox rabbinical dynasty landed in Pennsylvania’s Senate race