JStreet Clarifies Relationship With Charles Boustany [Exclusive]
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — Questions have been raised regarding Republican Charles Boustany’s alleged ties to JStreet, an accusation made by his Republican challenger Jeff Landry.
Early last week, Landry made the comments while talking with Jeremy Lawrence on the “Afternoon Drive Home.” He said Boustany was the only Republican endorsed by the political action committee. But Boustany’s campaign shot back the following day, calling Landry “desperate,” and denying any involvement with the group.
We reached out to JStreet to determine if they have, in fact, endorsed Boustany for the 2012 election campaign. Jessica Rosenblum, Director of Communications for JStreet, said,
JStreet endorsed Charles Boustany in 2008 and early in the 2010 cycle, but we have not endorsed him in the current election cycle
Rosenblum added the organization has not recently been in contact with Boustany’s campaign.
According to JStreet’s website, the political action committee is a pro-Israel, pro-peace movement, offering a two-state solution to resolve the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Landry and Boustany have been embroiled in a bitter campaign for Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional district. This week, the two candidates unleashed ads casting each other in a negative light.