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Feb 03, 2014

Reviews Are In: House Democrats Have Money and Momentum Heading into 2014

With the close of the 2013 end-of-year filing period, one dynamic became abundantly clear: House Democrats have the money and the momentum heading into the 2014 election year. Americans are sick and tired of this Republican Congress’ obsession with protecting their special interest backers at the expense of the middle class. Democratic fundraising strength in House races is borne out by the DCCC outraising the NRCC by …

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Feb 01, 2014

VIDEO: Rep. Grimm Threatens To Throw Reporter Off Balcony

“Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances.”  Those were the words from a New York 1 television reporter that provoked Republican Congressman Michael Grimm to threaten to throw him off a balcony in the United States Capitol.  See for yourself: Three days and hundreds of headlines later – Congressman Grimm still won’t answer questions about the ongoing …

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Jan 31, 2014

2013 Fundraising Results: DCCC Outraises NRCC by $15 Million

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) by $15 million in 2013 and starts the election year with an $8 million cash advantage, despite being in the minority. The Rothenberg Political Report recently called this financial advantage the DCCC’s "not so secret weapon," which the DCCC can use to expand the battlefield. The DCCC raised $75.8 million in 2013 to the NRCC’s $60.6 …

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Jan 31, 2014

New Ad: What’s In David Jolly’s ‘Briefcase’?

Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its second television ad in the special election for Florida's 13th district. The new ad, “Briefcase,” highlights what Pinellas voters would find in David Jolly’s briefcase – all the trappings of a Washington lobbyist. The ad begins running today. “What’s In David Jolly’s Briefcase?” Watch Here: http://youtu.be/tZYvMC7vUfc   TRANSCRIPT: Narrator: David Jolly spent years working with Washington special interests. Working …

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Jan 28, 2014

FACT CHECK: Speaker Boehner Falsely Claims Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Minorities

Earlier today Speaker John Speaker denounced President Obama’s decision to raise minimum wage for federal contractors saying a national minimum wage hike would “hurt minorities.” In reality, minorities – especially African Americans – are overrepresented in the poverty-wage workforce and would substantially benefit from a raise in the minimum wage according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. Democrats proposed a minimum wage increase but every one …

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Jan 28, 2014

FACT CHECK: Speaker Boehner Falsely Claims Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Minorities

Earlier today Speaker John Speaker denounced President Obama’s decision to raise minimum wage for federal contractors saying a national minimum wage hike would “hurt minorities.” In reality, minorities – especially African Americans – are overrepresented in the poverty-wage workforce and would substantially benefit from a raise in the minimum wage according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. Democrats proposed a minimum wage increase but every one …

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Jan 23, 2014

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots Calls to Urge Republicans to Give Up Repeal Agenda

On the third anniversary of the first Republican vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to urge 21 vulnerable House Republicans to give up their repeal-only agenda that would take the country back to the days when insurance companies could do whatever they want to raise rates, drop coverage and deny care. The …

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Jan 23, 2014

Washington Lobbyist David Jolly’s Troubling Record on Social Security and Medicare

A new Tampa Bay Times report reveals troubling information about Washington lobbyist David Jolly’s record on Social Security and Medicare: Jolly lobbied “on Social Security reform on behalf of a conservative interest whose CEO expressed support for privatizing accounts,” – a disastrous proposal that would force seniors to gamble with their retirement in the stock market. Jolly disclosed that he personally lobbied Congressman Paul Ryan on seniors issues in the budget Ryan was crafting in the …

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Jan 22, 2014

41 Years After Roe vs. Wade, Eric Cantor Leads House Republicans’ Assault on Women’s Health

Republican House Leader Eric Cantor and his Congressional Republican colleagues are honoring the 41st anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision by stepping up their attacks on women’s health care. As he spends his day in Washington rallying with the extreme wing of the Republican party, there is no question that the misplaced priorities of Leader Cantor’s Republican Congress are on full display and their war on women stays …

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Jan 21, 2014

New Ad: Jolly “Proud” to be Lobbyist

Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its first television ad in the special election for Florida's 13th district. The new ad, “Proud,” highlights David Jolly’s record as a Washington lobbyist. The ad will begin running today. CLICK HERE TO WATCH “PROUD”  Transcript: Narrator: David Jolly’s proud to be a lobbyist. Jolly: I have been a registered lobbyist. And I’m proud of the work that I’ve done. …

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Jan 17, 2014

Three Vegas Vacation Ideas for Millionaire Stewart Mills III

Millionaire Partydude Stewart Mills III, who is running a campaign short on public events in Minnesota and ducking interviews with local reporters, is tweeting from Las Vegas. With that in mind, here are three possible vacation ideas for the die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. 3: Hooters   “It's no secret that in the past I've let my hair down to have fun with family and …

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Jan 15, 2014

FL-13 MEMO: Expect National Republicans and Koch Brothers to Prop Up Washington Lobbyist David Jolly

With Washington Lobbyist David Jolly emerging from a divisive Republican primary, there’s no doubt that national Republicans and third-party groups will dump millions into the race to shore up Jolly’s flawed candidacy, and spread the same debunked smears that Rick Scott used against successful businesswoman Alex Sink in 2010. As a Washington lobbyist, David Jolly went through the “Washington Revolving Door” and sold his influence to special interest …

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Jan 15, 2014

Congressional Republicans’ Flawed Priorities: IRS Should be Able to Audit Rape Victims

Republicans in Congress should be working on strengthening the economy and creating jobs today, but instead they are once again devoting a Judiciary Committee hearing to a bill that limits women’s access to health care and creates unnecessary burdens on rape victims. This Republican Congress’s proposal is so divisive and extreme that it could force some rape victims to face IRS audits if they purchased health care …

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Jan 14, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Owens’ Retirement in NY-21

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Bill Owens announced his retirement in New York’s 21st Congressional district. “It has been an honor to serve with Bill Owens, someone who always put his constituents first and has been a tireless advocate for New Yorkers. Bill has set an example by always coming together to solve problems and working together to create jobs. While Republicans are already fighting a …

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Jan 13, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Miller’s Retirement in CA-11

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman George Miller announced his retirement in California’s 11th Congressional district. “For nearly four decades, George Miller has served the people of the Bay area in Congress, and he has built a well-deserved reputation as one of our most thoughtful and successful lawmakers. As chairman of three committees, George has been a legendary champion for working families and quality, affordable …

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