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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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May 24, 2012

Extreme Tea Party Congressman Mike Coffman Can’t Hide His True Colors

It’s been over a week since Congressman Mike Coffman was caught joining the birther movement and calling President Obama “not an American,” but he is still trying to hide from it and hide his extreme tea party agenda. Last week, the Denver Post called Congressman Coffman’s apology “more arrogance than remorse.” And in an interview with 9News, Congressman Coffman refused five separate times to elaborate or explain …

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May 22, 2012

Can You Hear Me Now? RNC Drops Rivera From Call

Today, the Republican National Committee decided to ditch embattled Congressman David Rivera (FL-26) from a conference call with reporters that was supposed to feature him. The Republican National Committee are the latest Republicans to abandon Rivera, who faces serious investigations from the FBI and IRS for possible tax evasion. Last month, the State Attorney’s Office found Rivera engaged in “questionable financial practices,” double billed Florida taxpayers for nearly $30,000 and identified potential ethical …

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May 11, 2012

Congressman Joe Walsh Tanks First Debate

Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) tonight soundly lost the first debate to strong Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth. Walsh simply could not defend the indefensible: Congressman Walsh is a deadbeat on jobs who voted for an irresponsible budget that protected tax breaks for billionaires and Big Oil while ending Medicare and making seniors pay $6,000 for the same health care. For all his bravado about taking on Washington, …

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May 11, 2012

FACT CHECK: Walsh Voted Against Considering the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

At tonight’s debate, Congressman Joe Walsh falsely claimed he never voted against considering the Violence Against Women Act. In reality, although funding for the Violence Against Women Act has always previously passed with strong bipartisan support, Congressman Joe Walsh voted against considering the Violence Against Women Act in March. Background Walsh Voted Against Considering the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. On March 28, 2012, House Republicans …

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May 11, 2012

FACT CHECK: Congressman Joe Walsh’s Record of Irresponsible Budgeting

At tonight’s debate, Congressman Joe Walsh just falsely claimed that he is working to cut spending and reduce the deficit in Washington. In reality, Congressman Joe Walsh has repeatedly protected taxpayer subsidies for big oil companies and tax breaks for millionaires. Walsh even voted to funding for the bridge to nowhere. FACT CHECK: Walsh Voted to Maintain Funding for the “Bridge to Nowhere.” In March 2011, Walsh …

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May 11, 2012

Congressman Joe Walsh: Failure by Numbers

In advance of tonight’s first debate between Congressman Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brings you a look at Congressman Joe Walsh’s failures over the course of his political career: 4: The number of times Congressman Walsh paid his property taxes late or the number of tax liens Congressman Walsh accrued.  [Cook County Treasurer, Property Tax Payment Records, Accessed 3/23/11] [Cook County Recorder …

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May 09, 2012

House Ethics Report Says “Substantial Reason to Believe Buchanan Influenced Testimony of Witness”

The bipartisan House Ethics Committee, chaired by Republican Congressman Jo Bonner (AL-01), announced it will continue its investigation into Congressman Vern Buchanan for attempting to influence a witness in a federal investigation into his campaign finances.  According to an Office of Congressional Ethics report, investigators found that “there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Buchanan attempted to influence the testimony of a witness.” Congressman Buchanan allegedly agreed to …

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May 09, 2012

Pelosi: Stand with President Obama in Support of Marriage Equality

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi sent the following message to DCCC supporters: Friend --Isn't it great? President Obama just announced that he supports marriage equality for all Americans. He joins many of us who have long-supported marriage equality because of what it tells our country -- and the entire world -- that all of America’s families deserve the benefits of equal protection under the law. Yet, there will …

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May 08, 2012

CNN: DCCC Drops Republican House of Scandal 2012 Calendar At House Republican Offices

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a new calendar featuring scandal-plagued House Republicans. As reported by Roll Call newspaper today, complimentary copies of the calendar were given to all of the Republican Conference members yesterday and are available at HouseOfScandal.org. The House Republicans featured in the Republican House of Scandal calendar are facing ethics investigations, financial scandals, questions of impropriety and the like. Despite House Republican leaders’ …

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