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Nov 9 2017

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DCCC Memo: Impact of Virginia Statewide & Local Elections on 2018

TO: Interested Parties FR: Jacob Peters, Press Secretary DT: November 9, 2017 RE: Impact of Virginia Statewide & Local Elections on 2018 Tuesday’s statewide and local results in Virginia made it clear that the enthusiasm behind Virginia Democrats is off the charts, while the establishment Republican brand is producing a powerful backlash at the polls […]

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Nov 9 2017

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KEY VOTE ALERT: Republican Tax Scam Passes Ways & Means Committee

Tough Amendment Votes Will Also Haunt Vulnerable House Republicans In response to House Republicans passing their Tax Scam through the Ways and Means Committee, DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law issued the following statement: “The Republican Tax Scam is nothing more than huge tax cuts for the rich and big corporations, paid for by tax increases on […]

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Nov 9 2017

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DCCC Statement on Increasing Number of House Republican Escapees

Speaker Ryan’s do-nothing, imperiled majority not inspiring confidence in his colleagues In response to the news that Congressman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) is the latest of many House Republicans to announce their retirement, DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law issued the following statement: “Speaker Paul Ryan’s do-nothing majority is increasingly imperiled by the rapid pace of House Republican […]

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Nov 8 2017

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He lost his dad, but Rep. Holding wishes he’d gotten more money

Republican Congressman George Holding (NC-02) revealed that when his father died, he wishes he had inherited more money from his banking family, spilling the beans — that lost opportunity is his motivation to repeal the estate tax. In Congressman George Holding’s own words: When asked about the perception that the bill helps wealthy families like his own, […]

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Nov 8 2017

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ICYMI: Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman draws primary challenge | Colorado Politics

“It should come as no surprise that voters across the political spectrum are fed up with Rep. Mike Coffman and Speaker Ryan’s do-nothing Congress not working for them,” said DCCC Spokeswoman Rachel Irwin. “Coffman’s history of playing both sides of every issue is finally catching up with him and a healthy primary will put his […]

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Nov 8 2017

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DCCC Statement on Virginia Election Night Landslide

DCCC spokesperson Jacob Peters released the following statement on the Democratic landslide victories in elections across Virginia tonight: “Virginia is a true battlefield, and Governor-elect Ralph Northam and down-ballot candidates in every corner of the Commonwealth rode an overwhelming surge of Democratic grassroots energy to victory. “These results echo what we have seen in every […]

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Nov 7 2017

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DCCC Chairman Luján Op-Ed: “House Dems’ 2018 take: Americans crave change in GOP’s Washington” [McClatchy]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT House Dems’ 2018 take: Americans crave change in GOP’s Washington By DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján for McClatchy http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article183015716.html Eight years ago, my dad got sick. The doctor said it was in his lungs — stage IV cancer — and there was nothing we could do. The family was shattered […]

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Nov 7 2017

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Three Promises Peter Roskam has Already Broken with his Tax Plan

As the Ways and Means Committee meets today to begin considering Rep. Peter Roskam’s corporate tax cut plan, Roskam’s constituents should know that he has already broken three promises: First, there is no “soft landing” for the elimination of middle class tax breaks that provide a significant benefit to Chicagoland families and homeowners. As many […]

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Nov 6 2017

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Public Polling Shows Republican Tax Scam is a Political Liability for Vulnerable House Republicans

Passing unpopular legislation is not how House Republicans will save their imperiled majority  “Right out of the gate, the Republican tax scam is already deeply unpopular with the American people,” said DCCC spokesperson Tyler Law. “This Republican plan cuts taxes for the rich and big corporations and will raise taxes on millions of middle class families who […]

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Nov 6 2017

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ICYMI: Tax Plan Burdens Blue-State Republicans and Their Districts [New York Times]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Tax Plan Burdens Blue-State Republicans and Their Districts New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/05/us/tax-bill-blue-state.html?_r=0 Steve Schwartz looks like a voter who might swoon for the Republican tax plan, unveiled last week in Washington. He is a political independent who owns a company that makes windshield wipers, he describes himself as leaning “right on […]

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