Noah Mamet confirmed as US envoy to Argentina
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Noah Mamet confirmed as US envoy to Argentina

Democratic Party fundraiser approved for post despite criticism he has never visited the country

The US Senate confirmed the nomination of Democratic Party fundraiser Noah Mamet as the US ambassador to Argentina.

Mamet was approved for the post Tuesday by a vote of 50-43 despite criticism during the hearing that he has never visited the South American country. He succeeds Vilma Martinez, who left the position 17 months ago.

Mamet, 43, was a key player in President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, bundling more than $500,000 for the campaign. He is a member of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

The California native worked for the state’s Democratic Party and helped Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in Santa Barbara County.

Mamet, who owns a political consulting firm, reportedly will be invited to the Buenos Aires Jewish center AMIA in September for the ceremony to remember the victims of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Noah Bryson Mamet, the United States Ambassador to Argentina (public domain)
Noah Bryson Mamet, the United States Ambassador to Argentina (public domain)
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