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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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Jun 12, 2012

Pelosi Statement on the Election of Ron Barber

Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement tonight congratulating Congressman-elect Ron Barber on his victory in the Special Election to fill the seat of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in Arizona's 8th congressional district: "Tonight, Ron Barber earned the votes and the trust of the people of Arizona's 8th district. In the days to come, we look forward to welcoming him to Congress as the newest Member …

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Jun 12, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on Victory in Arizona’s 8th District

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement about Ron Barber’s victory in the Special Election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. “On behalf of the DCCC, congratulations to Ron Barber on his victory. Ron will bring his independent-minded approach and strong commitment to rebuilding the middle class to Congress and build on Gabby’s legacy. “Arizona’s 8th Congressional district has more registered Republicans than Democrats, this race has been rated …

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Jun 12, 2012

Memo: Kevin Cramer - Wrong for North Dakota Seniors and Middle Class

TO: Interested Parties FROM: DCCC Communications DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 RE: 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. …

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Jun 12, 2012

Republicans Putting Their Perks and Pay Before their Constituents

Republicans Vote to Protect Their Perks and Pay. The following is a clarification on Vote #376. Republicans voted against cutting their office budget. Republicans voted against cutting 10% of what they spent on franked mail from their budget. [HR 5882, Vote #376, 6/08/12] Republicans Voted to Cut Medicare and Assistance for Veterans…  Republicans voted to deeply cut Medicare and raise seniors’ health care costs Background: House Republicans voted to pass …

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Jun 06, 2012

THIS MORNING - Tea Party Jesse Kelly Says Let Student Loan Rates Go Up

During a national media interview this morning, Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly admitted that he would let interest rates on student loans double on July 1st if he were in Congress. There are 521,128 Arizona students relying on student loans and students would pay an additional $408 million in interest if rates doubled. While Kelly stalls on protecting families from student loan rates doubling, he still supports more tax breaks for millionaires and would …

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Jun 06, 2012

DCCC Chairman Israel Statement on the Role of Outside Money in Wisconsin

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the role of outside money in the Wisconsin recall election: “The Wisconsin results should serve as a wake-up call for Democrats: on the ground organizing is critically important, but it must be coupled with an aggressive air campaign.  “I’ve long said that Republicans didn’t beat Democrats in 2010, Karl Rove and Koch brothers did after the Citizens United …

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Jun 06, 2012

Congressman Bilbray Chooses Millionaires Over Medicare

Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-52) is in trouble.  In yesterday’s primary, he got only 41 percent of the vote and Democratic candidates received 5,200 more votes than Bilbray did. Why? Congressman Bilbray is out of the step with the district, his voting record that puts millionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas before seniors’ Medicare and the middle class. Congressman Bilbray has voted twice in favor of the controversial House Republican budget that …

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Jun 06, 2012

Battleground California: Democrats on Offense

The results are in for California’s first open primary and the results are clear: House Democrats will be on offense from now until Election Day and have the opportunity to pick up 4 to 6 seats. California’s 29 incumbent Democrats by far out performed their Republican challengers; we’re on track to win the 5 safe Democratic open seats; and, most importantly, Democrats have outstanding candidates in our 6 …

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Jun 02, 2012

DCCC AZ-08 Television Ad: Jesse Kelly Said He Would Eliminate Medicare Over Time

The special election for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords's seat in Congress (Arizona's 8th District) is just 9 days away. Watch the DCCC's new TV Ad holding Tea Party Republican candidate Jesse Kelly accountable for saying he would eliminate Medicare over time [Tucson Weekly, 12/02/09]. In these closing days, we need to get out every last vote for Gabby's former District Director, Ron Barber. Will you help us call Democratic …

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Jun 01, 2012

Jesse Kelly: With A Little Help From His Friends

While Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly does his best to avoid talking to the press, Arizona voters can learn a lot by checking out his campaign supporters. From a white supremacist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi group; a national leader in privatizing Social Security; a corrupt campaign fundraiser under FBI investigation; and conservative oil billionaires, Jesse Kelly’s friends tell voters a lot about who he would …

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