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Jun 27, 2012

State of Play in OK-02

Only one Republican has represented Oklahoma’s 2nd District in Congress over the past 90 years. With Democrats’ registration advantage, it is highly unlikely that another one will win this year. While Republicans will be in a fight to prove who has the more disastrous policies for the middle class, Democratic candidates are showing strength with strong fundraising, earning prized endorsements, and receiving overwhelming grassroots support from voters across Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s 2nd District …

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Jun 27, 2012

State of Play in NY

Tuesday’s primary election results in New York show that Republicans are on the run and Democrats have strong candidates challenging vulnerable freshmen Republicans in six districts across the state, almost all of which were won by President Obama in 2008.  With Republicans running from their indefensible votes to drastically cut Medicare while protecting tax breaks for millionaires and Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas …

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Jun 25, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Citizens United

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Citizens United decision: “I’ve long said that Republicans didn’t beat Democrats in 2010, Karl Rove and Koch brothers did after the Citizens United decision.  “The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today will encourage Republican donors to do more, that’s why it’s critical that Democratic allies and donors should not allow …

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Jun 24, 2012

Polling Update: Democrats Looking Strong Across Generic Congressional Polls

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Jun 21, 2012

Democrats Momentum Continues: Leading Another Generic Congressional Ballot, Outraising Republicans

BREAKING: The fourth consecutive poll was released this afternoon showing Democrats lead Republicans on the generic ballot question. A newly released PEW Research Center poll again confirms Democrats leading the congressional generic ballot - voters support a Democratic candidate for Congress over a Republican candidate by 4 points (47 percent to 43 percent). A Bloomberg News National poll released Wednesday shows voters support a Democratic candidate for Congress over a Republican …

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Jun 20, 2012

DCCC Launches StudentLoanCountdown.com

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching www.StudentLoanCountdown.com today to count down the final 10 days before student loan rates will double for 7 million students and their families because House Republicans failed to act. Just today, House Republicans voted to block a bill that would prevent student loan rates from doubling, paying for it by ending the taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil companies. If House Republicans don’t act in the next …

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Jun 20, 2012

Congressman Sean Duffy, That’s a Clown Question, Bro

Wall Street Darling Congressman Sean Duffy whiffed on his chance to take on J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon at this week’s House Financial Services hearing on the Wall Street bank’s risky investments and staggering losses. CNBC mocked Congressman Duffy’s turn at bat in a post entitled, “Are You Smarter Than a Congressman,” writing, “Would you, dear reader, be more on target than Rep. Sean Duffy of …

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Jun 20, 2012

BREAKING: Congressman Vern Buchanan to testify under oath

House Republican fundraising chief, Rep. Vern Buchanan, is under multiple ethics investigations for what has been termed an "extensive and ongoing scheme" to reimburse his employees for contributing to Buchanan's congressional campaign. In the latest chapter of his ongoing ethics challenges, Buchannan will be testifying under oath. More about Buchanan's ethic challenges: Love at first sight: Buchanan and a tax code that benefits him Another day, another investigation …

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Jun 19, 2012

DCCC Launches New “Have His Back” Campaign

This Juneteenth, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced a new campaign as part of its effort to increase outreach to the African American Community and encourage down ballot voting to support President Obama’s re-election and win the House. At HaveHisBack.com voters can pledge to have President Obama’s back, register to vote, and find important tools to spread the word in their community.   Congressional Republicans have a …

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Jun 19, 2012

One in Five Bills Passed by the House is to Rename a Post Office?

A CNN report, “Congress: Same Hours, Half the Work,” finds that about 1 in every 5 measures were to rename a U.S. Post Office. While Americans are looking for work, student loan rates are about to increase, and Republicans focus on deeply cutting Medicare to pay for tax breaks for millionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas, House Republicans are prioritizing passing bills to rename Post Offices? No wonder Americans are angry at Congress. Thomas Mann, …

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Jun 14, 2012

You Simply Can’t Trust Flip Flopping Congressman Crawford

Notorious flip flopping Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01) has proven repeatedly that he will say anything to mislead Arkansas voters, but Congressman Crawford cannot change his record on voting for massive cuts in Medicare and agriculture in order to provide tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship jobs overseas. By voting lockstep with a Republican agenda that caves to Washington special interests and corporate outsourcers, Congressman Crawford …

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Jun 14, 2012

Typical Politician Tom Rice Is Another Rubber Stamp for Lobbyists

Typical politician Tom Rice (SC-07) does special favors for lobbyists instead of standing up for Horry County families. Rice allowed a special presentation by a campaign contributor and lobbyist in front of the City Council but refused to allow the fire chief or police chief to testify.   Rice voted to slash funding for the police and fire department which could slow response times to emergencies. …

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Jun 14, 2012

Math to the Majority

Intense buyer’s remorse among independent voters has driven House Republicans numbers down.  In 2012, the head wind House Democrats had faced in 2010 has corrected and Democrats now have a neutral political environment.  With this better political environment, favorable redistricting results, and excellent candidates running strong campaigns there are two questions that will determine whether Democrats win the House in November: Do Democrats have messages that work?  Are there …

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Jun 14, 2012

Andre Bauer: Reckless Driving, Reckless Ideas

Career politician Andre Bauer’s reckless driving doesn’t compare with Bauer’s reckless economic plan for South Carolina families: protecting millionaires, big corporations and companies that ship jobs overseas at the expense of seniors and middle class families.   In these tough economic times, Andre Bauer’s tax plan would create a 23% sales tax on almost everything South Carolinians buy – from gas, groceries, and doctor’s visits. While Bauer supports more tax breaks for millionaires and …

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Jun 13, 2012

Kevin Cramer – Wrong for North Dakota Seniors and Middle Class

Kevin Cramer is a flawed candidate with an extreme agenda that is wrong for middle class North Dakota families and seniors. Kevin Cramer supports dangerous policies that will cost seniors and the middle class more while giving tax breaks to millionaires and companies that ship American jobs overseas.   Cramer’s out-of-touch agenda is only part of his problem.  Cramer is tainted by ethics …

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