Mason says Kaufman is different from “the typical Congressman” and will make people’s lives better Jackie Mason, the world famous Jewish comedian, has made a videotaped endorsement of Republican candidate for United States Congress Joe Kaufman. Kaufman is vying to unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the November 2012 elections. In his endorsement, Mason states, “Let’s be honest about it. There are very few people who go into Congress because they care about people and they care about accomplishing something that will… make you a better life and create something that’s constructive and creative so that your life will change because of it. You know what? This is what this man is – Joe Kaufman.