With Arlen Specter (RD-PA)’s switch to the Democratic Party, there are now no Jewish Republicans left in the United States Senate! (The other Jewish Republican senator, Norm Coleman (R-MN), lost his seat in the 2008 election, and so far has spent his retirement obstructing the seating of his successor. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has never adopted the Republican label, and continues to caucus with the Democrats.)
This is the first time that there have been no Jewish Republican senators since Jacob Javits (R-NY) entered the Senate in 1957, representing a very different Republican party. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.