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Sep 20 2014

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Driven by Grassroots Momentum, DCCC Laps NRCC, Outraises by $6 Million

Driven by another surge of online grassroots donations, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has once again lapped the National Republican Congressional Committee in monthly fundraising, raising $10.2 million in August and outraising the NRCC by nearly $6 million. Just this week, the DCCC passed a major milestone, raising $150 million for the cycle. Despite being […]

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Sep 19 2014

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Carl DeMaio’s Dangerous Education Plan: Slash Funding, Raise Rates

Carl DeMaio is out with a new education plan that’s already under fire, but what he’s hiding from California voter voters is even more disturbing. DeMaio supports proposals that increase class sizes, hurt teachers, and make it harder for middle class families to pay for college. “Once again, Carl DeMaio concocted a smokescreen, masking a […]

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Sep 19 2014

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Insult to Injury: Bobby Schilling Stands Against Majority of Illinois Voters on Minimum Wage

After being fired by the voters for siding with the ultra-wealthy and the special interests, it’s clear this week that Bobby Schilling still hasn’t learned his lesson. A new poll from the Chicago Tribune reveals that the overwhelming majority of voters in Illinois want to raise the minimum wage, but Schilling opposes raising the minimum […]

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Sep 19 2014

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Poll confirms that Meltdown Mike Bost is Wrong to Oppose the Minimum Wage

Another week, another poll in Illinois confirms that after 20 years in Springfield, Meltdown Mike Bost is only looking out for himself. A new poll from the Chicago Tribune reveals that the overwhelming majority of voters in Illinois want to raise the minimum wage, but Bost is headed in the opposite direction, saying he actually […]

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Sep 19 2014

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DCCC Releases New Ad – ‘Really Concerning’ – Highlighting How Springfield Insider Mike Bost Would Make Washington Worse

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching its second television ad in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, highlighting how Springfield insider Mike Bost would only make Washington worse. During his 20-year career in Springfield, Mike Bost signed a pledge to protect special tax breaks for corporations that ship our jobs to China, and opposed funding for […]

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Sep 18 2014

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After Complaining That His Taxpayer-Funded Salary Isn’t Enough Congressman Southerland Sets Government on Autopilot, Heads for Vacation

One day after doing the bare minimum required to keep the U.S. government running, while continuing to stonewall any progress to support the middle class, Congressman Steve Southerland is now heading for vacation. Yesterday, Congressman Southerland patted himself on the back for narrowly avoiding another one of his disastrous government shutdowns, and now apparently he […]

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Sep 18 2014

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DCCC Maps Out Meltdown Mike Bost’s Campaign Misadventures

Meltdown Mike Bost must be allergic to the 12th Congressional district. The evidence is stacking up that he just doesn’t want to spend any time there – or that he doesn’t understand what’s where. On Wednesday, Bost talked to a radio station in Rockford, which is actually in the district of Congresswoman Bustos, not where […]

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Sep 18 2014

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#TBT: When Bobby Schilling Walked Out on Sensata Employees

Two years ago today, former Congressman Bobby Schilling walked out on Sensata workers who lost their jobs after they confronted him in a town hall for voting to protect tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas. Infamous corporate raiders at Bain Capital had taken over the Sensata factory in Schilling’s district and were preparing […]

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Sep 18 2014

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DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on House Republicans Cancelling Votes Until Election

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement when it was announced that House Republicans cancelled votes until after the election: “House Republicans are now abandoning any pretense of doing actual work for the American people, skipping town one day after doing the bare minimum required to keep the government functioning but blocking any progress […]

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Sep 18 2014

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Preview of Boehner Speech on 2015 Agenda

Republican Speaker John Boehner is set to preview his 2015 agenda in a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute.  Fortunately, Boehner gave a preview of his speech to Politico last month: When asked about his 2015 agenda, Boehner responded: “Nobody’s given it that much thought. We’ll have plenty of time to think about it […]

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