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Feb 16 2018

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Tenney cast doubts on domestic abuse victims’ allegations

“Has this guy committed a crime…it’s so easy to line up people.” During an interview on WUTQ Wednesday, Representative Claudia Tenney was asked about the scandal involving Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary who resigned after reports surfaced detailing his alleged history of domestic abuse against two former wives, one of whom released […]

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Feb 13 2018

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ICYMI: Kevin McCarthy, Mike Pence Try, Fail to Bail Out California’s Vulnerable House Republicans

“Vulnerable California House Republicans can’t claim to be independent of the toxic Republican agenda when they’re relying on Paul Ryan and the Trump White House to bail out their increasingly endangered re-election campaigns,” said Drew Godinich, DCCC Spokesperson. “For all the outside money Paul Ryan and the Trump White House pour into California, they’re still coming up […]

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Feb 12 2018

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Who Would Peter Roskam Rather Campaign with: Rauner, Ives, or Trump?

Rep. Peter Roskam’s re-election chances are considered a Toss Up by non-partisan election forecaster Cook Political Report in part because the district is changing quickly underneath Roskam’s feet – it voted against President Trump and the president is deeply unpopular there. But Roskam hasn’t made it any easier on himself by voting the party line […]

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Feb 12 2018

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Who Would Mike Bost Rather Campaign with: Toxic Rauner or Extreme Ives?

Rep. Mike Bost’s re-election keeps looking dicier, with Democratic challenger Brendan Kelly outraising him two quarters in a row and non-partisan election forecaster Cook Political Report calling the race a Toss Up. Bost hasn’t made it any easier on himself, voting with Speaker Paul Ryan 95% of the time, including to rip healthcare away from […]

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Feb 9 2018

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DCCC Chair Luján Statement on Congressman Nolan Retirement

Today, DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08): “Rick Nolan has served the people of Minnesota with dignity, independence and grit, and I am deeply grateful for his service. Rick is a close friend and I know he will continue his dedicated work to the […]

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Feb 8 2018

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RATINGS CHANGES: Cook Political Report Shifts 21 Races towards Democrats

Today, the non-partisan election forecaster Cook Political Report shifted a whopping 21 races towards Democrats. Citing strong Democratic fundraising and terrible district level polling for Republicans, including in districts that President Trump won by wide margins, Cook’s David Wasserman noted that, if anything, the new ratings probably “understates Democrats’ potential in individual races.” “The DCCC […]

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Feb 8 2018

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THE STATE OF PLAY AHEAD OF 2018 MIDTERMS

“The DCCC has continued to expand what is likely the largest battlefield in history. Democrats are firmly on offense for a variety of reasons, including incredible candidate recruitment, record-breaking fundraising, a historically unpopular Republican agenda, and extensive district level polling showing Democrats already beating or in close competition with their opponents. We have a long […]

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Feb 6 2018

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FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: 54 Democratic challengers out-raise 43 GOP incumbents in Q4 of 2017; Vulnerable Republicans burning through their cash

The fourth quarter of 2017 was another telling sign that momentum continues to grow and the grassroots energy is firmly behind Democrats. Notably, over 50 Democratic candidates out-raised over 40 Republican incumbents. In the third quarter of 2017, 35 Republican incumbents were outraised, clarifying that this is a pattern, not an isolated incident. Notably, Republicans […]

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Feb 6 2018

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Is Peter Roskam Ashamed of Jeanne Ives’ Support?

A recent change to Rep. Peter Roskam’s campaign website begs the question: is he ashamed of State Representative Jeanne Ives’ support for his campaign? As recently as November, Peter Roskam had an endorsements page on his website. That endorsements page used to include support from not just Governor Bruce Rauner, but also Rauner’s gubernatorial primary opponent, […]

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Feb 6 2018

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DCCC slams Tenney’s outrageous statement that Democrats are “un-American” and “don’t love our country”

In an appearance on CNN today, Representative Claudia Tenney launched a partisan smear against Democrats who didn’t applaud during President Trump’s State of the Union address last week, saying “I would say it was un-American, and they don’t love our country.” Addressing Tenney’s outrageous comments, DCCC Spokesman Evan Lukaske issued the following statement: “It’s beyond […]

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