Joel Pollak for Congress

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Joel Pollack was a Republican congressional nominee in Illinois’ 9th district in 2010. While Pollack was born in South Africa, he was raised in Skokie, Illinois. Pollack lost the congressional race, garnering only half as many votes as his Democratic opponent Janice Schakowsky. After his loss, Pollack took the role as editor-in-chief at Breitbart News, a far-right news outlet. Breitbart had 16 million unique visitors in 2016 making it the most-read conservative news site at the time.


Felsenthal, C. (2010, April 12). So What’s a Nice Jewish Boy from Skokie Doing with Tea Partiers? Chicago Magazine.…
Felsenthal, C. (2012, March 1). Andrew Breitbart’s Right-Hand Man: Skokie-Bred Joel Pollak. Chicago Magazine.…
How Breitbart became Donald Trump’s favourite news site. (2016, November 14). BBC News.

Pollak, J. B. (2010, Jun 10). Why I'm Running as a Tea Party Republican. Wall Street Journal…
U.S. Congress results. (n.d.). Chicago Tribune, 51.

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