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Sheldon Whitehouse

Senate - Incumbent

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse worked for the Rhode Island attorney general and governor before being appointed by President Clinton to serve as the US Attorney for Rhode Island. He then narrowly lost a hotly contested race for governor before entering the private sector. Whitehouse defeated Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee in 2006 and has since earned a reputation as one of the most effective progressive legislators in the Senate.

Whitehouse’s father and grandfather were senior officials in the State Department and CIA, lending him a unique perspective on Middle East affairs. Whitehouse strongly supports the US-Israel relationship and efforts to achieve a two-state solution. A JStreetPAC endorsee since 2012, Sen. Whitehouse has been an advocate for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. 

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