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Jan 28 2015

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Rod Blum’s Priorities: Play 2016 Kingmaker, Ignore Middle Class Iowans

Desperate to play 2016 Republican kingmaker, Congressman Rod Blum just complained about Republican candidate Mitt Romney not spending enough time courting him after he has done campaign events with fringe figure Rand Paul and bragged about spending time with embattled Governor Rick Perry. Blum complained to  The Hill “…Romney is one of the few candidates he hasn’t heard […]

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Jan 28 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Names 2016 Finance and Mobilization Leadership

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján announced today the DCCC’s Member leadership on Finance and Mobilization to carry the Committee through the 2016 election cycle.  Representative Chris Van Hollen leads as National Finance Chair and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn leads as National Mobilization Chair.  Van Hollen is a former Chair of the DCCC and current […]

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Jan 27 2015

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Republicans Threaten To Sue President, Turn Congress Into Circus

Speaker John Boehner told his Republican Congress today that they are finalizing a plan to sue President Obama over his executive actions on immigration. Republicans in Congress are also holding up reauthorization of the Homeland Security budget unless they can overturn the Obama order which would restart deportation of Dream Act eligible kids. “House Republicans […]

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Jan 21 2015

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On Education Issues, Congressman Cresent Hardy has no Credibility

Last night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Congressman Cresent Hardy, who campaigned on an anti-education platform, criticized the president’s plan to make community college free for every responsible student. According to the newspaper, “[Hardy] dismissed the president’s calls for free community college and more liberal employee paid sick leave as examples of ‘top-down politics.’ […]

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Jan 21 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Statement on the State of the Union

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement after the State of the Union: “Tonight the President laid out a very clear vision to strengthen the middle class and Republicans stood firmly for the special interests and ultra-wealthy instead. From making sure families have more in their pay check each month, […]

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Jan 15 2015

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FOUND: Draft of 2015 GOP House Retreat Agenda

Lookie what we found! The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has stumbled across an unofficial version of House Republicans’ retreat agenda that began last night. AGENDA: Thursday, January 15th 9:00AM-10:-00AM: “How to Build Bridges and Control your Caucus” by Speaker Ted Cruz 10:00AM-11:00AM: “Winning Elections in your Home State” by House Majority Leader McCarthy 11:00AM- 12:00PM: […]

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Jan 14 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Republicans Playing Politics with Homeland Security

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security funding bill vote: “House Republicans proved today that they are willing to play politics with our Homeland Security in an effort to cater to the extreme elements of their party who want to restart […]

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Jan 13 2015

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Today’s Update on Republican Outreach

Today’s Update on Republican Outreach RNC Member’s Racist Facebook Post Threatens Winter Meeting [National Journal, 1/13/14] Scalise voted against apology for slavery [The Hill, 1/13/14] Texas Rep. Randy Weber Compares Obama to Hitler [Politico, 1/12/15]

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Jan 13 2015

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Congressman Lee Zeldin Refuses to Denounce Colleague’s Comparison of Obama to Hitler

Just a week after Congressman Lee Zeldin bent over backwards to defend House Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s speech in front of a white supremacist group led by a known anti-Semitic, he now hasn’t condemned shameful and inflammatory rhetoric from his colleague, Congressman Randy Weber who compared President Obama to Hitler. Zeldin’s continued pattern of misguided […]

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Jan 13 2015

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ICYMI: Texas Rep. Randy Weber Compares Obama to Hitler [Politico]

From Josh Schwerin, DCCC:  “Congressman Randy Weber’s outrageous comparison is beyond vile and insulting. Congressional Republicans like Weber are clearly catering to the most extreme elements – first refusing to condemn Steve Scalise’s inexcusable affiliation with KKK members, and now this. Speaker Boehner and Republican leaders need to step forward and condemn Congressman Weber and […]

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