Republican Jewish Leader. Zeldin has emerged as the spokesman for GOP Jews. He recently joined the Republican Jewish Coalition. His star continues to rise despite withdrawing from the race for Republican National Committee Chairman. He said that incumbent Ronna McDaniel has a lock on re-election. He expressed disappointment over the party’s performance with her at the helm. The grassroots blame her for setbacks at the polls. Zeldin cited major Jewish donors who would give more if he assumed the Chairmanship. Billionaire cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder, head of the World Jewish Congress, contributed Millions to his campaign for Governor. He came within 5 percentage points of pulling off an historic upset. Republican Jewish Leader. Zeldin is now the spokesman for this important constituency !!