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Oct 30, 2013

Congressman Valadao Lets Republican Leadership Kill Immigration Reform Before He Acts

Nearly a week after his Republican leadership killed immigration reform, Congressman Valadao finally co-sponsored a popular bill but did nothing to get a vote on immigration reform in the little time that remains for a bill to pass. After today, Congressman Valadao will not cast another scheduled vote until November 12, and the current legislative schedule includes only eight days of activity in the entire month of November. …

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Oct 30, 2013

An Update on Republican Candidate Recruitment for 2014

After the 2012 elections, the House Democratic Caucus hit the milestone of becoming the first-ever caucus in history that was not majority white male. At the same time, the House Republican Conference actually became even more white and male-dominated than it had been before the 2012 elections. It looks like their party wants that backward trend to continue in 2014. According to a newly released …

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Oct 30, 2013

Statement from DCCC Chairman Steve Israel On Alex Sink’s Decision To Run For Congress

Representative Steve Israel, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, issued the following statement about former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink announcing her campaign to represent Florida’s 13th Congressional District: “Alex Sink’s results-oriented approach, business background and deep commitment to solving problems would help change the way Washington does business so that we can work together on creating jobs. As a business leader and Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex …

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Oct 28, 2013

On One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Runyan and LoBiondo are Putting Politics First

One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, Congressmen Jon Runyan and Frank LoBiondo are still putting politics ahead of the people they represent who were affected by the storm.  In one year since Hurricane Sandy, at every opportunity Congressmen Runyan and LoBiondo have chosen to side with the Tea Party and Washington special interests groups and abandon their constituents who are still trying to …

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Oct 28, 2013

On One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Congressman Grimm Is Putting Politics Ahead Constituents

One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City, Congressman Michael Grimm is still putting politics ahead of the people he represents who were affected by the storm.  In one year since Hurricane Sandy, at every opportunity Congressman Grimm has chosen to side with the Tea Party and Washington special interests groups and abandon his constituents who are still trying to rebuild from the storm.  Even …

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Oct 28, 2013

Tea Party Group Does Martha McSally’s Dirty Work

Since Martha McSally refuses to say what she thinks about the biggest issues facing Arizona and the country, the Tea Party is stepping in to do McSally’s dirty work. Americans for Prosperity, the large Tea Party organization backed by the Koch brothers, has launched attacks in McSally’s district as part of their agenda to put insurance companies back in charge of people’s health care. “It’s …

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Oct 27, 2013

POLLING UPDATE: Voters Want Democratic Congress

The latest polling has gone from bad to worse for House Republicans after they gave into the Tea Party demands to shut down the government over defunding the Affordable Care Act and giving insurance companies free rein over health care. In the newest NBC/WSJ poll, voters prefer Democrats in charge of Congress instead of Republicans by an 8-point margin (47 percent – 39 …

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Oct 24, 2013

Who Will Be The Next House Republican To Jump Off Their Sinking Ship?

POLITICO: HUDDLE FIRST LOOK: DCCC ASKS WHO’S NEXT TO CALL IT QUITS? – In news releases later today, the DCCC will identify 11 House Republicans who might be next to “jump off their sinking ship.” The retirement pressure is on for Republicans, as this week Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin became the 13th Republican to abandon the party’s sinking ship -- who will be the next Congressmanto get out, instead of sticking around to defend this reckless Republican Congress? …

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Oct 24, 2013

Fox News Poll and Ratings Changes Show Democrats’ Continued Momentum

It’s been a pretty bad week for the Republican Congress as poll after poll shows the failure of their #GOPShutdown. The newest comes from a Fox News poll showing Democrats leading the generic Congressional ballot for 2014 by 8 points and record low approval of the job Republicans in Congress are doing. When asked who they would vote for if the election was held …

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Oct 24, 2013

In Wake Of Shutdown, DCCC Announces Three Additions to Jumpstart Program for Top Tier Candidates

In the latest example of House Democrats’ momentum after Republicans’ government shutdown, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel announced today that three new candidates are being added to the Committee’s Jumpstart program – taking the number to 19 top challengers. The National Republican Congressional Committee has already named 20 Republican Members to their incumbent protection program. The DCCC had not planned to announce another round of Jumpstart candidates, …

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Oct 23, 2013

Carl DeMaio’s Koch Brother Bosses Already Campaigning on His Behalf

More than a year before Election Day, Carl DeMaio’s bosses and benefactors, the Koch brothers, are already on the attack. Their Tea Party group is airing TV ads in hopes of putting DeMaio in Congress to back the Koch brothers’ radical agenda. For years, DeMaio worked as a senior staff member of organizations where David Koch serves on the board of trustees. After his loss to …

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Oct 22, 2013

Another New Poll - Americans Fundamentally Siding Against Republicans on Issues

Another New Poll - Americans Fundamentally Siding Against Republicans on Issues, Punishing them for Dysfunction Another day and another round of polling is showing that the Republican brand is fundamentally damaged. The latest numbers come from the Washington Post/ABC. On the major questions facing Congress, voters are siding against Republicans: Voters are siding against Republicans on how they are handing negotiations on the federal budget by 56 point (21 …

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Oct 17, 2013

Cook Report Moves 14 Races Toward Democrats, Rothenberg Calls Damage ‘Undeniable’

Cook Report Moves 14 Races Toward Democrats, Rothenberg Calls Damage ‘Undeniable’ For weeks, we’ve been sharing national polls that show the brand of the Republican Congress in the tank because voters are tired of their reckless dysfunction. Now, respected observers are noting that the toxic Republican Congress’ shutdown is moving the needle toward Democrats in competitive Congressional districts all across the country. This afternoon, the Cook Political Report changed …

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Oct 15, 2013

BY THE NUMBERS: The Latest on the Republican Congress

In the past two weeks, we’ve seen the latest polling go from bad to worse for House Republicans after they gave into the Tea Party demands to shut down the government over defunding the Affordable Care Act and giving insurance companies free rein over health care. In the Congressional generic ballot, voters are making it clear that they want to elect Democrats to …

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Oct 15, 2013

DCCC Statement on House Republicans’ Rejection of Bipartisan Framework

DCCC Statement on House Republicans' Rejection of Bipartisan Framework Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, issued the following statement about the House Republicans' rejection of a bipartisan Senate proposal that would prevent a national default and reopen the government. “We have a middle ground. It was the solution negotiated by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate. It's disappointing that House Republicans are rejecting that commonsense …

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