The Republican Jewish Coalition held a forum today with six of the Republican Presidential candidates. Coalition members heard first from former Senator Rick Santorum, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts in their morning session.
In the afternoon session the speakres were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. The event is taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not invited to participate in this forum by the GOP Jewish Coalition because 'he's just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” said RJC Executive Director Matthew Brooks. According to the Boston Globe, Rep. Ron Paul was not invited to attend because of his position on Israel.