Rabbi Robert Barr, a Democrat running for Congress against Rep. Steve Chabot, officially qualified to be on the ballot after submitting his petition signatures. The Huffington Post has said Barr “could be the first rabbi in Congress.”
Democrat Barr Raises More in One Reporting Period Than Steve Chabot Raised in Any Quarter in Almost a Decade
CINCINNATI – Rabbi Robert Barr, a Democrat running for Congress against Rep. Steve Chabot, announced today that his campaign raised $236,000 and has over $200,000 on-hand as of December 31. Rabbi Barr launched his campaign in mid-October.
Rabbi Barr received local and national financial support, including from Congressman Steny Hoyer, a top Democrat in Congress and the House Minority Whip. Barr raised more money than any other OH-01 candidate – Democrat or Republican – has raised in a single reporting period since 2010.
Rabbi Robert Barr announced the endorsements of three community leaders today. They will also serve as the Robert Barr for Congress Campaign Co-Chairs.
The co-chairs are Retired Judge Nathaniel R. Jones; the former Director of the University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Center Barb Rinto; and former CEO of 4C for Children Sallie Westheimer.
Democrat Rabbi Barr: “After decades in Congress, Steve Chabot has become obsessed with taking health care away from people”
Rabbi Robert Barr, a Democrat running for Congress in Ohio’s First Congressional District, released the following statement on today’s vote by Congressman Chabot in favor of the Republican budget that paves the way for Paul Ryan’s tax plan.
Here is a roundup of local and national coverage following Rabbi Robert Barr’s campaign launch in OH-01. To learn more about Rabbi Barr and his campaign, please visit RobertBarrForCongress.com
CINCINNATI – Rabbi Robert Barr, a Democrat, announced his candidacy today for the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s First Congressional District. If elected, he would be the first Rabbi ever to serve in Congress. Rabbi Barr, the rabbi at Congregation Beth Adam and OurJewishCommunity.org, was ordained in 1981.