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May 02, 2012

DCCC Launches Live Phone Calls Holding Congressman Larry Bucshon Accountable for Wasteful Spending

Following a troubling new report by the Evansville Courier Press about Congressman Larry Bucshon’s excessive use of mailers on the taxpayers’ dime, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week launched live phone calls in Indiana’s 8th district connecting voters with Congressman Bucshon’s office to hold him accountable for wasteful spending. The Evansville Courier Press found that Congressman Bucshon was a top spender in the region on taxpayer funded mailings and couldn’t defend sending out 5 glossy, …

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May 02, 2012

AZ-08 Special Election: Watch the Latest TV Ads

In Arizona, we are fighting to keep Gabby Giffords' seat in Democratic hands. The special election is June 12th. Your support has helped our Democratic candidate, Ron Barber, put ads on the air about his commitment to protecting Medicare. When National Republicans launched misleading ads against Ron, you helped us raise $150,000, and we responded with an ad laying out the facts. We can't thank you enough …

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May 01, 2012

The Real Redistricting Story

With the redistricting process completed in nearly every state, it’s now clear that redistricting has been a wash for both parties and the playing field for Democrats remains as strong, if not stronger, than it was when redistricting began. Republican redistricting gains have been counteracted by Republican losses, prompting Speaker John Boehner to lament last week that the Republican majority is at risk and that at least …

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May 01, 2012

DCCC Launches Web Video on Republican Majority “In Jeopardy”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) today released a new web video, “In Jeopardy,” featuring reaction to Speaker John Boehner’s stunning admission that the House Republican Majority is in jeopardy. Boehner said Republicans face “real challenge” in this November’s election and could lose the House. He singled out more than 50 seats that are vulnerable – Democrats only need 25 seats to win the House. We can't …

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Apr 30, 2012

DCCC TV AD: Is Jesse Kelly Listening to You?

The special election in Arizona's 8th District to fill the remainder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in Congress is June 12th. Watch the DCCC's new TV ad holding Republican candidate Jesse Kelly accountable for saying that he wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare -- while cutting taxes in half for millionaires:

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Apr 26, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel on MSNBC: Republican Majority In Trouble

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel addressed House Speaker John Boehner's "stunning admission" this week that the House Republican Majority is in jeopardy during an interview on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Report with the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza. There are currently 67 races in the DCCC’s Red to Blue and Emerging Races programs and even Speaker Boehner admitted that 50 House Republicans are facing "tough races." Watch for yourself.  

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Apr 26, 2012

By the Numbers: Republican Majority In Jeopardy

After Speaker John Boehner's admission this week that House Republicans face a "real challenge" in this November's elections and could lose the House, here’s a look at the peril Republicans face by the numbers. Democrats need to win 25 seats to win the House. 67: number of races in the DCCC’s Red to Blue and Emerging Races programs   64: number of House Republican or new …

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Apr 20, 2012

David Rivera Exonerated? Not so much.

Despite Congressman David Rivera’s (FL-26) claims that he was exonerated, the State Attorney’s Office found Rivera engaged in “questionable financial practices” at a time when he still faces investigations from the IRS and FBI for possible tax evasion. While the State’s Attorney’s Office was unable to prosecute Rivera’s offensive financial practices because of legal loopholes, investigators found Rivera double dipped Florida taxpayers for $30,000, caught Rivera lying multiple …

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Apr 19, 2012

Love at First Sight: Buchanan and a Tax Code That Benefits Him

As Floridians filed their taxes this week, Congressman Vern Buchanan (FL-16), a member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, will be reaping the benefits of the complicated tax code. The Sarasota Tribune Herald and the Tampa Bay Times have reported that Vern Buchanan has a long history utilizing the tax code in his own favor including: (1) using offshore accounts to increase profits; (2) …

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Apr 19, 2012

Republican Leaders Pushing an End to Medicare and Social Security Back Maggie Brooks

Maggie Brooks, the Republican candidate in NY-25, is being rewarded today by Washington Republicans who are determined to end Medicare and privatize Social Security. Brooks is being inducted into the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program designed to bolster the candidates who share Washington Republicans’ values and agenda. Republicans voted for a plan to end Medicare and raise health care costs for seniors while protecting …

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Apr 18, 2012

Joe Coors Brags About Being Rich While Asking Seniors to Pay More

Last night, while bragging about being one of the richest people in the country, Republican congressional candidate Joe Coors (CO-07) voiced his support for the House Republican budget plan to end Medicare and raise the cost of health care for seniors while protecting tax breaks for millionaires like Joe Coors himself. “It’s bad enough to brag about hitting a triple when he was born on …

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Apr 18, 2012

Congressman Benishek on Spending & Debt: “Lorem ipsum dolar sit amet”

As Congressional Republicans prepare to cut more taxes for millionaires this week, Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) just revealed his plan for cutting spending and debt on his newly revamped website. Unfortunately, it’s merely placeholder text of scrambled Latin. According to Benishek, his position on spending currently reads: “Lorem ipsum dolar sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec dui leo, imperdiet ac consectetur ac, hendreit vel metus. Donec at …

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Apr 18, 2012

Will the Real Ricky Gill Please Stand Up?

Recent news reports have unearthed new details about Republican congressional candidate Ricky Gill (CA-09). Gill portrays himself as a “small business owner” on the campaign trail, when in fact he’s a 24 year-old law student with next to no real work experience, whose campaign is largely funded by his parents’ business connections. In an effort to distract from his lack of experience, Gill has inflated his resume and …

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Apr 18, 2012

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel on CNN: ‘The House is in range’ for Democrats to Win the Majority

Watch DCCC Chairman Steve Israel on CNN to discuss the new GOP tax bill which is up for a vote in the House today, as well as the Democrats' plan to win the House in the Fall:

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Apr 17, 2012

Drive to 25: You Made The Difference

Today, both parties released their fundraising numbers for the first quarter of this critical election year.  The final tally: we outraised House Republicans by nearly $3 million. Your record-breaking grassroots support made the difference.     Your support is being put to work right now to hold Republicans accountable for their radical assault on women, seniors, and the middle class. Learn more about our 2012 Democratic …

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