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Apr 23, 2014

Out of Excuses: DCCC Sends “Republican Budget for Dummies” So Jenkins Can Come Clean

Republicans are bending over backward to avoid answering questions about their budget, so the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making it easier for them to understand how their leaders would sell out the middle class in favor of special interests. After the DCCC sent candidates a copy of the 102-page Republican budget last week, the Committee is following up with the “Republican Budget for Dummies,” in …

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Apr 22, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Earth Day

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel issued the following statement on Earth Day. “This Earth Day serves not only as an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to protecting our country’s precious natural resources, but also as a sad reminder of House Republicans’ misplaced priorities that put Big Oil companies ahead of a clean technology economy that would strengthen the middle class. “House Republicans have gone to the mat time …

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Apr 16, 2014

DCCC and Democratic Candidates Bank Momentous Resources for Midterms

As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued its blistering fundraising pace in the first quarter – raising $10.3 million and banking $40.2 million – Democratic candidates around the country also put millions of dollars in the bank, outraising their Republican counterparts and putting their campaigns in a strong position for November. According to the Wall Street Journal: “In the 53 most competitive House races, the Democratic candidates combined are …

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Apr 15, 2014

No More Excuses: DCCC Sends 39 Republican Candidates A Copy of Their Republican Budget

After dodging reporters’ questions about Washington Republicans’ budget, Republican candidates across the country are running out of excuses to hide where they stand on their party’s spending priorities. To help them make a decision, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent 39 Republican candidates in 24 districts a hard copy of the entire 102-page Republican budget. “Republicans running for Congress around the country are throwing out a lot of excuses about why they …

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Apr 11, 2014

Three Things Millionaire Partydude Stewart Mills III Would Rather Discuss Than the Ryan Budget

It’s no surprise that Millionaire Stewart Mills III won’t talk about his support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. Mills says he’s “personally offended” when millionaires like himself are asked to pay their fair share. Here are three things Mills has spoken to Minnesota reporters about, rather than his support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget that would raise taxes on the middle class and cut taxes for millionaires like …

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Apr 10, 2014

Web Ads Against House Republicans: Don’t Drop the Ball on the Unemployed

After a bipartisan Senate vote on Monday, House Republicans are the barrier to more than 2 million hardworking Americans restarting their unemployment benefits while they look for work. Middle class families are being squeezed and left out in the cold by Republicans in Congress – and whatever Republicans says about helping people who are trying to find a good job, his actions tell …

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Apr 08, 2014

Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind

 Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind  To: Interested Parties From: DCCC Communications and DSCC Communications Date: April 8, 2014 Re: Budget Vote Puts House and Senate Republicans in a Bind  This week when House Republicans vote for Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest budget, they will be handing Democrats the most effective electoral weapon of the 2014 election. This is a budget only the Koch brothers could love, and …

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Apr 02, 2014

NEW PAID ADS: DCCC Launches First ‘Battleground: Middle Class’ Ad Against Republicans’ Budget

As Republicans in Congress unveiled their destructive budget, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel announced the DCCC is launching the first phase of a sweeping nationwide paid effort – “Battleground: Middle Class” – to communicate with voters in every competitive race that Republicans’ new budget is selling out the middle class in favor of  special interests and the ultra-wealthy.   The “Battleground: Middle Class”‎ project will reach voters through paid …

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Apr 01, 2014

DCCC Debuts ‘The SCANDALous Republican Budget’

With Republicans set to announce the fourth installment of their reckless Republican budget that hurts the middle class and seniors while protecting big tax breaks for special interests and the wealthy, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a preview of what to expect in the latest version of their scandalous budget. “One word comes to mind when you take a look at the latest version of the …

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Mar 11, 2014

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on FL-13 Special Election

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement about Florida's 13th Congressional District special election.  “I want to congratulate Alex Sink on a hard-fought campaign. Alex has spent her career fighting for Florida families and bringing people together to get results – and this campaign was no exception. Alex put this district in play despite Republicans spending $5 million against her, and she came closer to victory in a …

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Mar 11, 2014

Siren to Women: Mike Huckabee to Host NRCC Lunch

National Republicans are doing their best to dig a deeper hole with women, inviting Mike Huckabee to headline their major fundraising lunch later this month. In his most recent high-profile public appearances, Huckabee made headlines for his offensive comments demeaning women, so it defies comprehension that the NRCC would put him front and center at one of their biggest events of the year. “Republicans …

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Mar 11, 2014

Siren to Women: Mike Huckabee to Host NRCC Lunch

National Republicans are doing their best to dig a deeper hole with women, inviting Mike Huckabee to headline their major fundraising lunch later this month. In his most recent high-profile public appearances, Huckabee made headlines for his offensive comments demeaning women, so it defies comprehension that the NRCC would put him front and center at one of their biggest events of the year. “Republicans …

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Mar 06, 2014

American Action Network Attacks Paul Ryan

Big-spending outside Republican group American Action Network is launching yet another ad onslaught attacking a Medicare savings plan — but what makes this different from other conservative group attacks? It’s Paul Ryan’s plan.  Paul Ryan’s latest budget ends the Medicare guarantee for seniors — and also contains Medicare Advantage savings that enjoy bipartisan support, and that are now the subject of the latest misleading attack ads. “In its zeal to dismantle Medicare, the Tea …

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Mar 06, 2014

Found: Draft CPAC Schedule of Events

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has obtained a draft of the schedule of events for the Conservative Political Action Conference set to begin today. CPAC will feature some of the most prominent leaders of today’s Republican Party and is one of the most high-profile platforms to highlight their disconnect from reality.  “It really is a testament to the Republican Party that they are putting their stars on display and not …

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Mar 04, 2014

New Ad: ‘Profiting At Our Expense’‎

Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new ad, “Profiting At Our Expense,” highlighting how special interest Lobbyist David Jolly would make Pinellas seniors pay more – praising the Ryan budget that ends the Medicare guarantee and lobbying for a radical client who wants to privatize Social Security – while protecting unfair tax breaks for his corporate clients and the ultra wealthy. CLICK HERE TO WATCH “PROFITING …

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