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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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Oct 15, 2013

DCCC Radio Ads Expose 10 Republican Congressmen Putting Their Own Health Care Ahead of Constituents

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching radio ads against 10 House Republicans who voted to give themselves taxpayer-funded health insurance for life – even as they engineered a government shutdown so they could take away Americans’ benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Among many other grim findings for House Republicans, a newly released poll from the Washington Post showed 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the …

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Oct 12, 2013

DCCC Chairman Israel Congratulates Leader Nancy Pelosi on Induction into Women’s Hall of Fame

Representative Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, issued the following statement to congratulate Leader Nancy Pelosi on her induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. “On behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I want to congratulate Leader Nancy Pelosi on her induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame today in Seneca Falls, New York. As our first female Speaker of …

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Oct 09, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Janet Yellen’s Nomination

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement congratulating Janet Yellen on her nomination by President Obama to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve: “Janet Yellen has served our country with dedication and skill as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve’s board, and I am thrilled that President Obama has chosen her to lead our nation’s monetary policy as we work to speed our economic recovery and …

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Oct 09, 2013

The Wreckage Continues: Editorial Boards Shun Reckless #GOPShutdown

With the Republican Government Shutdown heading into its second week, editorial boards across the country continue to shun Speaker Boehner and slam House Republicans for recklessly shutting down the government. Middle class families are feeling the brunt of the #GOPShutdown and are demanding that House Republicans vote on a clean budget to reopen the government. See the newest ones for yourself. New! It’s up to Boehner to …

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Oct 05, 2013

Back Home, Headlines Show House Republicans’ Feeling the Pain of Their Reckless Shutdown

House Republicans remain disconnected from reality in Washington and are forging ahead with their reckless government shutdown, but back home it’s their constituents who are feeling the pain and are fed up with their Republican representatives’ kowtowing to radical Tea Party demands. Take a look at some examples of the headlines the most vulnerable House Republicans are seeing back at home.  You can see the latest list …

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Oct 04, 2013

Top Democratic Candidates Speak Out on #GOPShutdown

While House Republicans are throwing reckless temper tantrums, refusing to end the government shutdown until they get their way to give insurance companies free rein to hike premiums again, top Democratic candidates are going on offense and speaking out. The Democratic candidates back reasonable solutions that would cut the deficit, protect the middle class and re-open the government. Whether it’s public polls or the hometown editorial boards. …

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Oct 03, 2013

NRCC Chairman Admits It, #GOPShutdown is Because of the Tea Party

According to a Daily Beast report this morning, NRCC Chairman Greg Walden is trying to place blame for his party’s reckless shutdown on the Tea Party - admitting in a closed-door meeting with business executives something we all know to be true. “Listen,” Walden said, according to several people present. “We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose …

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Oct 02, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Republican Refusal to Reopen Government

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans voted against considering a clean Continuing Resolution that would re-open the federal government. “We could open the government in the next hour, if Speaker Boehner and his House Republicans would let us take a simple vote. Instead, House Republicans just doubled down on their reckless and irresponsible shutdown, blocking a vote on a commonsense solution. Republicans’ relentless protection of …

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