CHICAGO — With two weeks left before the Democratic primary, the congressional race featuring ex-Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel has taken a nasty turn, with personal attacks and accusations of anti-Semitism.
The latest dust-up involves remarks made Monday by a supporter of candidate Nancy Kaszak about Emanuel, who is Jewish.
At a celebration honoring a Polish general of the Revolutionary War, Polish American Congress President Ed Moskal said that Emanuel was a citizen of Israel and served for two years in the Israeli army.
He also called Emanuel, 42, a "millionaire carpetbagger who knows nothing about our values, our causes, our expectations or our heritage."
The comments about Emanuel's background are untrue; Kaszak repudiated the remarks as well as the support of Moskal and his group.