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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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Jun 01, 2012

Congressman Jim Renacci Named as “Corrupt Republican of the Month”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today named Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) as the “Corrupt Republican of the Month” after the FBI launched an investigation into $110,250 in questionable campaign donations from employees of Suarez Corporation Industries and their spouses, some of whom may not have had the means to contribute.  Congressman Renacci refuses to return the suspect campaign contributions, even though the Republican Senate candidate has already …

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May 30, 2012

DCCC Chairman Israel Statement on the Democratic Primary in Texas’ 16th Congressional District

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on Congressman Silvestre Reyes’ service and Beto O’Rourke’s nomination as the Democratic candidate in Texas’ 16th district. “On behalf of the DCCC, I congratulate Beto O’Rourke on his nomination. Beto will work to solve problems and reduce the deficit, while creating jobs, strengthening small businesses and will challenge Republicans for protecting millionaires and companies shipping American jobs overseas instead of standing up …

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May 30, 2012

The Ballad of Thad McCotter

Congressman Thad McCotter was kicked off the ballot trying to keep his House seat because he failed spectacularly to get enough valid signatures. The state is launching a criminal investigation into his fraudulent petitions. Local Republicans are turning on him. National Republicans are reportedly “holding their nose” in coming to his aid. And with an expensive write-in campaign as the only option, Congressman McCotter …

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May 30, 2012

Congressman Quico Canseco Looking Out For Millionaires at the Expense of the Middle Class

Congressman Quico Canseco (TX-23) has a record of putting millionaires over Texas’ middle class. After riding the Tea Party wave to Congress, Congressman Canseco got in line with his House Republican leaders and voted for massive cuts in Medicare that force seniors to pay more for coverage in order to give huge tax breaks to millionaires and corporations that ship American jobs overseas. Wealthy banker Congressman Canseco, who …

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May 28, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Memorial Day

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement today on Memorial Day:"On Memorial Day we honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes and the devotion these brave men and women showed defending our country’s values at home and abroad."We are reminded of the sacrifice our troops and veterans make while they are deployed overseas and the challenges their children and families face here at home. The courage …

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May 24, 2012

Jesse Kelly Refuses to Answer On Extremist Ties

Yesterday, Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly refused to answer questions about his support from an organization with white supremacist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi ties during a stunning interview with KGUN9. In his 2010 campaign and again just last week, Kelly got the endorsement of Americans for Legal Immigration or ALIPAC - the same group that Senator John McCain’s spokesman condemned as “backed by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and …

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