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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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Jan 09, 2014

Another Too-Extreme Republican Joins VA-10’s Race-to-the-Right Republican Primary

Senator Dick Black is the second Republican to join Republicans’ race-to-the-right primary to succeed Frank Wolf, and he and Barbara Comstock have one thing in common: a brand of extremely dysfunctional politics that would make the gridlock in Washington worse and hurt Virginia families. The Virginian-Pilot editorial board called Black an “anti-abortion extremist,” after he consistently focused on the wrong priorities in the legislature.  Black made a name for …

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Jan 09, 2014

Congressman Michael Grimm Jumps Headlong into Yet Another Federal Investigation‎

New York Congressman Michael Grimm was one of the first elected officials in the country to come to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s defense and insert himself in the middle of a scandal brewing in another state. Congressman Grimm, who is also facing a federal investigation for his illicit use of his own elected office, fired off a statement before Governor Christie was even finished …

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Jan 09, 2014

As Nestande’s Campaign Flounders, Republicans Opt for Messy Primary

Brian Nestande’s congressional campaign has been a dud. Between his opposition to popular ideas like raising the minimum wage and the DREAM Act and his poor fundraising support, Nestande looks to be going nowhere. So it should come as no surprise that Republicans are looking around for other options, and former legislator Ray Haynes is the first to publicly express interest in a primary challenge. “Republicans realize that …

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Jan 08, 2014

New Poll: Fewer Americans than Ever Want to Be Associated With Republican Party

A new Gallup poll shows that the percentage of Americans who identify as Republicans has dropped to a 25-year low of just 25 percent. The percentage who identify as Democrats has stayed constant at 31 percent.  Gallup wrote: “Americans’ increasing shift to independent status has come more at the expense of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party.” This drop comes as House Republicans continue to focus solely on their base and ignore bipartisan enthusiasm from …

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Jan 07, 2014

Barbara Comstock:  Wrong on Teachers, Transportation and Transvaginal Ultrasounds

Barbara Comstock’s brand of extremely dysfunctional politics represents everything that Northern Virginians hate about the dysfunctional politics of Congress. Comstock’s relentless focus on the most divisive issues at the expense of growing the economy or strengthening the middle class would make the gridlock in Congress even worse. Comstock’s announcement today sets the stage for a race to the right in the Republican primary, as potential candidates will be forced to align …

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Jan 07, 2014

Reviews Are In: The “Exodus of Moderate Republicans From Congress” Continues

When Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) announced his retirement yesterday he marked the twelfth House Republican to either retire or resign from office this cycle in what US News has called an “exodus of moderates.”  Many of these retirements come from what the Associated Press called the “shrinking number of Republican moderates in the House” who are leaving from toss-up districts and are expanding the 2014 battlefield. They’ve …

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