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Nov 13, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Ads Against 32 Republicans Who Refuse to Rule Out Another Shutdown

Most House Republicans refuse to rule out yet another reckless shutdown over defunding the Affordable Care Act – even as the next fiscal showdown is coming in January. Republican Leadership and this Republican Congress haven’t passed a budget to avoid another government shutdown that’s coming in just 60 days – leaving Americans vulnerable to another government shutdown over the Tea Party demand to defund the …

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Nov 07, 2013

DCCC Statement on Republican Congressman Coble’s Retirement in NC-06

DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward released the following statement after Congressman Howard Coble announced his retirement in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional district. Congressman Coble is now the 15th House Republican to leave the House in 2014. “Barely a day goes by without another Republican jumping ship from Speaker John Boehner’s disastrous Republican Congress – because House Republicans aren’t giving up their reckless behavior and focusing on the right priorities …

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Nov 07, 2013

Vulnerable Republican Congressman Jumps Ship, Things Go From Bad to Worse for Republican Congress

After losing a referendum in Virginia when moderate voters rejected their Tea Party ideology and irresponsible dysfunction, things went from bad to worse today when vulnerable Republican Jon Runyan decided to jump off the sinking ship.  Congressman Runyan is the 14th Republican to abandon the party’s sinking ship.  To date, no House Democrats have retired.  What does the latest desertion mean for reckless Republicans’ future? The Cook Political Report moves …

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Nov 06, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Runyan’s Retirement in NJ-03

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Jon Runyan announced his retirement in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district. Congressman Runyan is now the 14th House Republican to leave the House in 2014.   “Congressman Jon Runyan saw the writing on the wall in the Virginia governor’s race: Swing voters want no part of the reckless and irresponsible agenda that House Republicans have been pushing for years. …

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Nov 04, 2013

DCCC Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Refusal to Allow Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Speaker Boehner refused to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House. “In light of the Senate’s bipartisan support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it is deeply disappointing – but not surprising – that Speaker Boehner is refusing to bring this commonsense legislation up for a vote in the House. Like so many other issues, …

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Nov 04, 2013

Alex Sink Named to Jumpstart, DCCC’s Signature Program for Top Tier Candidates

Businesswoman Alex Sink, the former chief financial officer for the state of Florida, has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s signature program for top-tier candidates, Chairman Steve Israel announced today. Sink’s elevation to the Jumpstart program comes amid a major surge in momentum – particularly in candidate recruiting – in the wake of the disastrous Republican government shutdown. The DCCC launched the first-ever …

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Oct 30, 2013

House Republicans Grandstand Rather Than Solve Health Care Problems

House Republicans proved yet again today that they are more interested in scoring political points and grandstanding in front of TV cameras than in actually working to fix and improve health care reform, and make the law work for their constituents. In fact, it’s just the opposite: House Republicans are actively working to sabotage the law and prevent Americans from taking advantage of their critical health …

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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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