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Jan 06, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Gerlach’s Retirement in PA-06

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Jim Gerlach announced his retirement in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional district. “John Boehner and the Tea Party put up the ‘No Moderates Allowed’ sign on their caucus and now the few remaining moderates are jumping ship from a Congress that is so broken that its leaders have already admitted they will do nothing this year to help hardworking families. Jim …

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Dec 19, 2013

Wolf’s Retirement Puts Virginia’s 10th Congressional District In Play for Democrats

Congressman Frank Wolf’s retirement in Virginia’s 10th congressional district marks yet another Republican who is refusing to run for re-election on the Republican brand of dysfunction, shutdown and alienating the middle class – giving “Democrats a great pickup opportunity in 2014.” Following Congressman Wolf’s retirement, here’s the state of the race in this toss-up district: BY THE NUMBERS, A STRONG PICK UP OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMOCRATS President Obama carried this district in 2008 with 51 percent of …

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Dec 19, 2013

Latham’s Retirement Puts IA-03 In Play for Democrats

Congressman Tom Latham’s retirement in Iowa’s third Congressional District is the latest of example of a Republican who can’t defend his own party’s gridlock and agenda that hurts the middle class – whether it’s his party’s reckless and irresponsible government shutdown that put people out of work or their failure to pass a Farm Bill.   Congressman Latham’s retirement, combined with the ongoing Iowa GOP civil war, puts this Obama district firmly …

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Dec 18, 2013

Exclusive: Leaked Copy of Speaker Boehner’s Plan to Make Women Like the Republican Party

 On the heels of news that the Republican Women’s Policy Committee has run out of women and so will be adding men next year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a leaked copy of Speaker Boehner’s checklist for convincing women that Congressional Republicans aren’t really as bad as their extreme agenda makes them seem:

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Dec 17, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Latham’s Retirement in IA-03

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Tom Latham announced his retirement in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional district. “The mass exodus of Republicans fleeing John Boehner’s dysfunctional House is putting more and more competitive districts into play every day. Tom Latham joins Republicans like Jon Runyan, Tim Griffin and Frank Wolf in jumping ship because Americans are categorically rejecting their flawed priorities: nearly 50 votes to repeal …

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Dec 17, 2013

DCCC Statement on Congressman Wolf’s Retirement in VA-10

DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward released the following statement after Congressman Frank Wolf announced his retirement in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district – a toss-up district. “House Republicans have inflicted untold damage on northern Virginia families, with their reckless government shutdown and refusal to focus on the right priorities like creating jobs. With more irresponsible brinksmanship on the horizon, it’s no wonder that Frank Wolf is choosing to leave Congress …

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Dec 17, 2013

DCCC Launches Online Ad Campaign and Website - FacesOfRepeal.com

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is launching FacesOfRepeal.com, an extensive online ad campaign in 44 competitive districts highlighting the cost of Republicans’ repeal and the real stories of the millions of Americans who would suffer under House Republicans’ reckless plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The web ads, video and website are filled with the stories of Americans who describe how Republicans’ repeal would damage their lives – …

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Dec 12, 2013

DCCC Announces Four Additions to Jumpstart Program For Top Tier Candidates

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today that four new candidates are being added as the final wave of the Committee’s Jumpstart program – taking to 23 the number of top candidates who are part of the signature effort. The DCCC launched the first-ever Jumpstart program in early 2013 to provide financial, communications, operational, and strategic support to top recruits. In 2014, the DCCC will …

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Dec 11, 2013

Backbench Republican Candidates Bring Backroom Deal Making

After Congressman Jon Runyan saw the writing on the wall and threw in the towel on the reckless Republican Congress and decided not to seek re-election, the field of potential Republican candidates is so weak that party bosses have taken to “backroom” deal making instead of public debate to find a candidate. According to media reports yesterday, Republican party bosses have taken …

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Dec 11, 2013

On the Farm Bill, Candidate Rodney Davis Would Fire Congressman Rodney Davis

When it comes to the Farm Bill, candidate Rodney Davis made his standard clear last year, saying that “we’ve got to score some touchdowns and to do that we actually have to work with both parties.” But now Congressman Rodney Davis is getting ready to go on vacation for the rest of the year without passing the Farm Bill. Politico reported Tuesday that Congress will not pass …

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Dec 10, 2013

Polls Show Voters Still Oppose Republicans on Key Issues

Three new polls out today confirm that key elements of the Democratic agenda remain significantly more popular than Congressional Republicans’ flawed priorities and that Americans’ opinions of the Affordable Care Act are improving. Republicans will begin the 2014 election year on the opposite side of voters when it comes to the major issues. A new USA Today/Pew Poll shows that voters have far more confidence …

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Dec 05, 2013

Republicans Can’t Tutor Themselves Out of an Anti-Women Agenda

According to a Politico report this morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee has begun tutoring their candidates on how to hide their hostility toward women and their anti-women agenda -- especially when running against women. In reality, women know that this Republican Congress has pursued a divisive agenda including blocking contraceptive coverage, refusing to pass equal pay laws, blocking the Violence Against Women Act, overruling the health care decisions of women and their doctors, and …

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Dec 04, 2013

In Republican Primary, New Website Demands Answers From Jolly and Peters

With Washington lobbyist David Jolly and Tallahassee State Representative Kathleen Peters now locked in a divisive and costly battle for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 13th Congressional district, both Jolly and Peters will fight bitterly to win over their party’s primary voters, facing tough questions from the Republican base. And to help Pinellas Republicans learn just how deeply Jolly and Peters support the reckless agenda of the Republican …

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Dec 03, 2013

DCCC Statement on President Obama’s Remarks Today on the Affordable Care Act

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement regarding President Obama’s remarks today on the Affordable Care Act and the costs of Republicans’ repeal. “Today the President made crystal clear the high cost the American people will pay for the House Republicans’ obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act, sending us backward to the days when insurance companies were free to raise rates, drop coverage and deny care. House …

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Dec 02, 2013

Congressman Rodney Davis Says He Was “Justified” in Voting to Shut Down The Government

Despite costing the U.S. economy $24 billion, Congressman Rodney Davis believes that his repeated votes to shut down the government were “justified.” After twice refusing to rule out another government shutdown in January, Congressman Davis has again embraced gridlock and dysfunction by telling a local radio station last week that his vote to shut down the government was the right thing to do. “While other Republicans …

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