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  • Dems warn of Koch groups' influence in Fla. special election

    01/22/2014 7:29:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    National Democrats are expecting an influx of millions from Koch brothers-affiliated outside groups into the Florida special House election. And to prepare, Democrats are going on offense to frame Republican David Jolly as an out-of-touch Washington lobbyist, according to a new memo obtained by The Hill. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s memo outlines the party’s views on where Jolly stands heading into the March general election against Democrat Alex Sink to succeed the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), hammering him both for his lobbying background and the policies of the GOP. “While Jolly’s career as a Washington insider epitomizes exactly...
  • What Issue Is Missing from the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC Home Pages?

    12/02/2013 4:15:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/02/13 | Jim Geraghty
    Now that the Obama administration assures us HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, Democrats have no reason to run away from Obamacare, right? After all, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz both assured us Democrats will be “standing tall” and will be running on the successful, popular issue of Obamacare in 2014. Strangely, it appears the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee didn’t get the memo. There’s no mention of Obamacare on their homepage this morning.
  • Sign-up for your Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet (Democratic Party how to wreck dinner guide)

    11/28/2013 9:03:57 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ^ | Thurday, November 28, 2013 | Dem Party Stooge
    Sign-up for your Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet Have a Republican relative? Just want to make sure you've got the latest facts and figures about President Obama's agenda and Republican obstructionism? Sign up to get your Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet and we'll text it directly to your phone. Mobile Phone Number Email Address Your Name (First & Last) Get Your Cheat Sheet:
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Voter Fraudster Amy Busefink Lobbies Texas Legislature to Conceal Voter Fraud

    04/13/2013 11:14:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 13, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Project Vote Deputy Director Amy Busefink is busy lobbying the Texas legislature on election-integrity issues — trying to stop Texas from checking to see if Texas voters are registered in multiple states. She recently organized a letter of various left-wing groups trying to stop legislation before the Texas House Elections Committee. Members of the Texas legislature shouldn’t take Busefink seriously — she has a history of participating in voter fraud. Busefink enters her plea in court to voter fraud. Busefink sent a letter on April 8, 2013, to the Texas House Elections Committee asking them to block a law that...
  • Pelosi holds secret fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups

    11/02/2012 4:14:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/12 | Neil Munro
    Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.The CAIR group was named an unindicted conspirator in a 2007 trial of a Hamas money-smuggling group.A covertly-taken photograph provided by the IPT shows Pelosi standing near Awad at the fundraiser. Roughly 30 people attended...
  • Dem platform calls for gun reform, but advocates pan draft as timid

    09/02/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Dem platform calls for gun reform, but advocates pan draft as timid By Mike Lillis - 09/02/12 01:30 PM ET The Democrats' approach to gun reform is far too timid and needs a boost of courage to be effective, some leading gun-reformers charged this week. The draft language of the Democrats' 2012 platform – set for a final vote next week in Charlotte – argues that current safeguards protecting the public against gun violence are insufficient and urges "an honest and open conversation about firearms." The document also calls for "reasonable regulation" governing guns, including laws banning assault weapons and...
  • DNC plans 2-hour Islamic prayer after rejecting blessing from Cardinal

    08/28/2012 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Fawn · 133 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though it denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event. Watch the promotional video, via the Bureau of Muslim Affairs, which is partnering with the DNC for the event. The first two minutes are rather dry, but around 2:04 a muezzin sings the call to prayer with an American flag background, and the video “picks up” considerably:
  • Dems dump Pelosi just like Obama

    07/31/2012 4:13:53 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies
    NY POST ^ | July 23, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
  • Secret Democratic Political Research Files for Twelve 2012 Match-Ups Found via Google

    07/12/2012 10:47:01 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    It could be one of the biggest political intelligence coups of the 2012 battle to control Congress. Media Trackers, a conservative investigative watchdog group, discovered nearly three-dozen Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee opposition research notebooks – extensive secretive manuals outlining anything that could be used against a political opponent. Several news outlets have reported that some of the files have been quietly published on the DCCC’s website to facilitate their use by independent expenditure groups. On Thursday, however, Media Trackers published a dozen opposition research books that Democrats have so far managed to keep secret. The twelve unpublished manuals range in...
  • House Dems' campaign chief urges candidates to steer clear of convention

    06/27/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2012 | NA
    The top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats elected to the House is urging his party's candidates to steer clear of the national convention later this year. The piece of advice from Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, came during the Reuters Washington Summit Tuesday. "If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel said of Democratic congressional candidates, according to Reuters. The comment follows decisions by several vulnerable Democrats to skip this year's national convention -- to be held in early September in Charlotte, N.C. "A trip...
  • "Well Lookie Here" [Occupy human waste 'bombs' found in Chicago - ignored by Enemedia & Rahmbots]

    05/02/2012 5:30:52 AM PDT · by tomkat · 89 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | Second City Cop
    This photo is making the rounds: This is part or the whole of an extensive stash of bottles recovered in the 010th District the other day. All filled with human waste and no doubt whatever extra fecal matter the ne'er-do-wells were able to pick up on the parkways. Counts range from 100 to 500 bottles recovered depending on the rumor you believe. We're sure this isn't the only stash floating around out there. How about the Department try something novel and get the media to cover what the protestors and anarchists are planning and maybe get the public overwhelmingly on...
  • Despite attacks, Dems standing by Occupy Wall Street [Pelosi using 'Occupy' to raise cash (drudge he

    11/22/2011 10:29:31 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/22/2011 | Greg Sargent
    For weeks now, Republicans have attacked Democrats for voicing support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, in particular faulting the DCCC for standing up for them. And the incidents of violence and excess have led some neutral commentators to predict that Dems will pay a political price if they align themselves with the movement. So it’s interesting to see that the DCCC is sticking by Occupy Wall Street. Indeed, the DCCC is now raising money off that recent report of a GOP-connected corporate lobbying firm’s proposed smear campaign against the movement. Nancy Pelosi has authored a DCCC fundraising email that...
  • Democrats 2012 GOAL: 100,000 Strong Standing with Occupy Wall Street

    10/10/2011 12:51:04 PM PDT · by catnipman · 43 replies
    Official DCCC Web Site ^ | October 2011 | DCCC
    Protestors [sic] are assembling in New York and around the country to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans. Out-of-touch Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he is “increasingly concerned by the growing mobs.” Mobs? That must be what Republicans refer to as the middle class, or maybe the millions of unemployed Americans across the country. As Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters, “The message of the American people is that no longer will the recklessness...
  • Democrats Go All In With Occupiers

    10/10/2011 11:03:40 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 26 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/10/11 | CaroleL
    The Democratic Party has officially gone 'all in' with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Executive Director Robby Mook just sent an e-mail to supporters urging them to sign a DCCC petition to "help us reach 100,000 strong standing with #OccupyWallStreet protestors."
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: NY-9 is “a very difficult district for Democrats”

    09/14/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | NA
    Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), dismissed that idea. “This is a very seriously Democrat district,” Mr. Boehner said. “This is not a district that Republicans have any right to believe we could win.” Read the Wall Street Journal article for paid subscribers
  • DCCC removes footage of plane flying low over Manhattan skyline from ad attacking Turner

    09/14/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/09/11
    DCCC removes footage of plane flying low over Manhattan skyline from ad attacking TurnerThe Daily Caller – Fri, Sep 9, 2011 Two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee was forced to pull footage from a television ad in the New York 9th Congressional District special election that showed a Bob Turner plane flying low over the Manhattan skyline. However, a press release from the Turner campaign Friday morning says the ad is in fact still on the air in its unedited version, and “has been running all morning on New York City television stations.”...
  • California's Special Election, Paul Ryan's Wine Pal and More in Capital Eye Opener: July 12

    07/12/2011 2:30:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Open Secrets.org ^ | July 12, 2011 | Michael Beckel
    FINE WINE, BEST ENJOYED AMONG FRIENDS AND DONORS?: Cliff Asness, the founding and managing partner of hedge fund AQR Capital, and Rutgers University professor Susan Feinberg may have irreconcilable differences about two $350 bottles of wine at Washington D.C.'s Bistro Bis, but they once found common ground in the campaign of President Barack Obama. Cliff Asness, and his wife Laurel, each gave Obama $2,300 during his 2008 campaign, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. Feinberg, too, was a 2008 Obama campaign donor, giving $1,700 in support of his presidential bid. Obama was just the second federal-level candidate...
  • Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director promoted to top Democrat role

    06/08/2011 6:37:32 PM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director promoted to top Democrat role by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The co-founder and longtime executive director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia has been tapped for an expanded role heading up the Democrat party’s program for recruiting new members of Congress. Last month it was announced that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) would promote U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania to run candidate services in addition to her current role as chairwoman of national recruiting. Schwartz, rated 100% pro-abortion by NARAL Pro-Choice America, is overtaking a...
  • Top Democrat calls on Anthony Weiner to resign

    06/08/2011 12:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/8/2011 | Jonathan Allen
    The dam is beginning to break for Rep. Anthony Weiner as he battles to save his career from a sex-scandal made for the Internet age. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a leading official at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, called for the New York Democrat to resign on Wednesday after a picture of a man’s genitals — purportedly a Weiner self-portrait — began circulating on the Internet. Contacted by POLITICO, a Weiner spokesman neither confirmed nor denied that the picture was of Weiner. “Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive...
  • New Head of Democratic Campaign Cmte Ran Abortion Business

    06/08/2011 10:32:06 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Life News/Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/8/11 | Matthew Archbold
    Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania is one of the fastest rising stars in the Democrat Party, taking on a recently announced leadership role at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.Schwartz, a four-term suburban Philadelphia congresswoman, is taking on the position left vacant by Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who was just tapped to chair the Democratic National Committee. One fact that has gone unmentioned in all the media reports trumpeting Schwartz’s ascendancy is that Allyson Schwartz, besides having a perfect pro-abortion record in Congress, co-founded and acted as Executive Director of an abortion clinic in Philadelphia for 13 years (1975-1988).The clinic...
  • Democrats Recruit Protesters for GOP Town Halls

    05/17/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/17/11 | Charles J. Little
    The House Democrats’ campaign wing is trolling for Medicare protesters at town halls this week in 20 Republican-held congressional districts, The Caucus Blog of The New York Times reports. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC), which has launched a website called Don’t End Medicare, will provide picket signs and budget talking points to anyone who wants to attend. DSCC robo-calls denouncing Medicare reform are going out to seniors in Florida, Arizona, and other states in an attempt to ratchet up the noise level at constituent meetings with pro-reform lawmakers. Republicans say House Democrats are showing more interest in GOP meetings...
  • Republicans Voted to End Medicare: How Will You Pay? (DCCC scare-ad)

    04/21/2011 8:16:52 AM PDT · by rogue yam · 24 replies · 1+ views
    DCCC via YouTube ^ | Apr 19, 2011 | DCCC
    The Democrats have a new ad out demagoguing the Medicare issue. Basically it says that only Big Government protects seniors from the indifference of the public. Also there is sexual content. Stay classy, DCCC.
  • Republicans push Ryan's 2012 budget as a sign of leadership

    04/03/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2011 | Jamie Klatell
    While the budget for the current fiscal year remains in limbo, Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, fired the first broadside of next year's budget debate on Sunday. Ryan spoke publicly -- albeit without many details -- about his budget proposal which is to be released on Tuesday. Asked about the scale of his budget's spending reductions, Ryan said they would exceed $4 trillion. "We're looking at more than that right now," Ryan said on "Fox News Sunday." "We're fine-tuning our numbers with the Congressional Budget Office literally today, over the weekend. But we're going to be...
  • Dems target Bachmann on eve of national conservative conference

    02/09/2011 9:36:08 AM PST · by pissant · 15 replies
    Woodbury Bulletin ^ | 2/9/11 | Mike Longaecre
    Democrats took aim at U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann just hours before she dips her toe into presidential waters among Republican activists. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched a website targeting the 6th District Congresswoman’s efforts to create jobs under new GOP rule in the U.S. House. Woodbury is in Bachmann’s 6th District. “House Republicans like Rep. Michele Bachmann said their campaign was about creating jobs, but in the first 30 days it’s clear that everything from social issues to special interests has come first,” Jesse Ferguson, of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a news release promoting the...
  • DCCC gets $17M line of credit (Desperation, anybody?)

    10/22/2010 2:58:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2010 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken out a $17 million line of credit for use of the final weeks of the campaign, signaling the party leadership’s commitment to having the money to counter an onslaught of millions of dollars in pro-Republican TV ads. The new line of credit was disclosed in a DCCC report filed Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission.
  • Democrats abandon House progressives

    10/17/2010 5:21:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Associated Press, Via Salon ^ | October 16, 2010 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    Grasping to keep control of Congress, Democratic leaders are turning their backs on some of their staunchest supporters in the House and propping up stronger candidates who have routinely defied them on health care, climate change and other major issues.
  • Driehaus Whimpers From Under The DCCC Bus

    10/14/2010 11:31:52 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 14 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/14/10 | CaroleL
    After Representative Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) voted for the Obama agenda at every turn, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has pulled their resources from the freshman Congressman's campaign saving its cash for the precious few seats it has a chance to hold. So Mr. Dreihaus has put out his own low cost web video claiming he was abandoned by the Democratic Party because he supported the Democratic Party.
  • Rep. Adler, DCCC Must Come Clean on Fake New Jersey Tea Party Candidate

    10/08/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 8, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
      It is almost beyond belief that Rep. John Adler, a Democrat from southern New Jersey and his allies could successfully plant a fake Tea Party candidate on the ballot in order to draw votes form the Republican candidate Jon Runyon. It is possible that Adler and operatives of the Democratic Congressional Campaign  Committee (DCCC) violated a number of statues and House Rules, but the more pressing priority is for Adler to fully explain his knowledge of these events. Moreover, DCCC Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen, at right, must fully explain any role he played, and the role of...
  • Enter Today for the Miami Dinner Contest (Enter by Midnight to win a trip to Miami October 11)

    10/06/2010 6:44:59 PM PDT · by iowamark
    House Democats ^ | 10/06/2010 | Nancy Pelosi
    ""Midnight tonight is the deadline. I wanted to give you and a guest one more opportunity to join President Obama at a dinner the evening of Monday October 11th in Miami. The stakes could not be higher right now for the American people. I have been criss-crossing the country talking with voters and helping our candidates in the final countdown to Election Day. More than ever, Grassroots Democrats like you know your power. Your actions will make a difference on Election Day for our candidates and that's why as a special thank you, I wanted you to join President Obama...
  • Dems ask stations to remove anti-Kanjorski ad

    09/14/2010 8:49:19 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 9 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 9/14/2010 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    A national Democratic committee has asked local television stations to stop airing a campaign commercial that attacks U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski's support of the health care reform law. In a letter dated Friday to the stations, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee lawyers sharply challenge the accuracy of the commercial paid for by the 60 Plus Association, a conservative-leaning group that bought $465,000 in air time on the local stations starting last week. "This advertisement is false, misleading and deceptive," the lawyers wrote. The commercial argues Mr. Kanjorski voted for a $1 trillion health care bill that raises taxes, cuts $500...
  • Barbra Streisand skips Democratic fundraiser ($30,400 gets pic w/ prez)

    08/17/2010 10:47:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/17/10 | PATRICK GAVIN
    Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg were no-shows at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser.....billed as co-hosts w/ Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. Notables included Judd Apatow, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Reps. Howard Berman, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu and Laura Richardson. The price to be a co-host was $30,400 per couple, which included a photo with Obama — though POTUS said photo ops weren't the point of the evening. "I hope you understand why we're here tonight,'' said Obama. "It's not to take a picture with the president. We're here to make sure those who took the tough votes are rewarded."
  • Dem memo: No, we won't lose the House

    07/28/2010 1:42:19 PM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies · 5+ views
    WaPo ^ | 7/28/10 | Sargent
    In another sign that House Dem leaders are eager to silence talk about them losing the House, top Democrats are circulating a memo on Capitol Hill that lays out a detailed case for why Republicans will come up short this fall. The argument in the DCCC memo, which was sent over by a source and opens a window on Dem thinking about the political landscape in a difficult year, is two-fold.The key points: First, Republicans simply can't put enough seats in play to win the House. Second, the Tea Party has become a massive liability nationally in multiple unappreciated ways....
  • Van Hollen: Up To 70 Seats In Play ("Few targets" for Dems)

    07/15/2010 2:17:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 8 replies
    Hotline ^ | 07/15/10 | Reid Wilson
    As many as 70 House seats are in play this election cycle, DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen said Thursday as he sought to downplay a rift between House Dem leaders and the WH. "It's between 60 and 70 seats in play. That includes Democrats and Republican seats in play," Van Hollen said on MSNBC Thursday morning, maintaining the midterms will be a choice between Dems and GOPers.(snip) Van Hollen maintained that Dems still have a few targets this Nov., pointing to seats being vacated by Reps. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Mike Castle (R-DE). He also cited seats held by Reps....
  • Madame Pelosi's Preposterous Prediction

    07/15/2010 9:50:38 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/15/10 | CaroleL
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is already practicing for her new job. Once the American people vote her party out of power and, in effect, vote her out of the Speaker's job; Madame Pelosi is evidently ready to begin a new career as one of those tacky carnival fortune tellers/con artists who claim to see nothing but great fortune in your future as they're picking your pocket. Imagine the rubes on the midway's delight when they hear things like what she told potential Democratic donors today.
  • Democrats Dig Harder Than Ever for GOP Dirt

    07/07/2010 11:22:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | Philip Rucker
    The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money. In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims: -- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes. -- That David Harmer of...
  • Democrats digging harder than ever for dirt on Republicans

    07/07/2010 6:38:43 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/07/10 | Phillip Rucker
    The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates' unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money. In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims: -- That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes. -- That David Harmer of...
  • Pelosi asks for donations to fend off potential GOP investigations

    06/23/2010 11:14:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority. In a fundraising letter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi says if Republicans take back the House, they'll initiate "endless investigations against President Obama" and "bring back the days of Ken Starr and the politics of personal destruction." "Remember a Republican-controlled Congress that devoted more time to subpoenas and investigations than to solving our country's problems?" Pelosi asks. "There is far too much at stake for our country now to allow it to happen again." Rep....
  • Dems' Answer To Enthusiasm Gap: Throw Money At It

    06/21/2010 7:38:30 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/21/10 | CaroleL
    According to a new Gallup poll, Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents are much more enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming mid-term elections than they have been in previous years while Democrats' enthusiasm has dwindled to a new low by comparison. But rather than trying to improve the product they're trying to sell, the Democratic Party has decided to respond the way they always do - throw money at the problem.
  • Organizing for America launches grassroots 2010 voter drive(to counter ...the tea party movement)

    05/14/2010 1:38:37 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies · 748+ views
    People's World ^ | May 14 2010 | Dan Margolis
    The importance of the 2010 mid-term elections, not only to elect or re-elect a local member of Congress or governor, but also to further the progressive direction of the country, is not widely understood. Only a few, most notably the labor movement and its allies, have already drawn up plans for mobilization. And while the Democratic National Committee, along with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (as well as their opposing counterparts on the Republican side), have always sought to increase their number of seats in the House and Senate, there has hardly ever been...
  • After beating up Wall Street 'fat cats,' President Obama ready to take their money in NY fund-raiser

    05/13/2010 8:21:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 598+ views
    Daily News ^ | May 13, 2010 | Michael Mcauliff and David Saltonstall
    President Obama has been happy to beat up on Wall Street "fat cats," but tonight he'll be even happier to take their money. The President is slated to headline a superswank, $50,000-per-couple fund-raiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at Manhattan's gilded St. Regis hotel on Fifth Ave.The high-dollar affair will feature fine French food, a bevy of Wall Street titans and 23 Congress members - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).Not everyone is thrilled that Obama and Pelosi are looking to use New York as a campaign ATM at the same time that they are trying to rein in Wall...
  • Dems Tell A Whopper In PA-12 Campaign Ad

    04/30/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies · 609+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/30/10 | CaroleL
    While some try to rehabilitate the corruption laden reputation of the late Congressman John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania) by naming a Navy ship in his honor, voters in his district are poised to rehabilitate their representation in Washington. The latest poll shows Republican businessman Tim Burns leading his Democratic challenger in the May 18 special election former Murtha aide Mark Critz 46% to 40%. And in typical 'Desperate Democrat' fashion, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has responded with one of the most misleading political ads you'll ever see.
  • Does Hawaii Want a Congressman Who Opposes Tax Hikes? Well, Yeah.

    04/08/2010 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 500+ views
    http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com ^ | April 07, 2010 | campaignspot.nationalreview.com
    Wow, this is lame. The DCCC is getting involved in Hawaii's special House election, except that the Republican candidate, Charles Djou, is about as menacing as a Care Bear. So their line of attack is . . . for signing a pledge not to raise taxes. Djou signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, stating that he opposes any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar-for-dollar by further reducing tax rates. The DCCC contends Djou is "protecting tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas." And every other company, and every other individual. You...
  • Van Hollen: Democrats to Once Again Run As Party of Change

    04/07/2010 12:20:45 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 22 replies · 725+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | April 6, 2010 | Tory Newmyer, CQ-Roll Call
    House Democrats plan to revive the political ghost of former President George W. Bush in their bid to retain the majority this fall, according to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the head of the party’s re-election efforts. Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Tuesday signaled House Democrats will try to repeat their success in the last two election cycles by once again running under a change banner. "This time we will make the case that supporting a Republican is simply turning back the clock to Bush economic policies, the same policies that got us into this...
  • Lobbyist Dinner With Pelosi - Price: $30,400!

    02/03/2010 5:26:29 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 14 replies · 828+ views
    Washington Whispers ^ | By Paul Bedard,
    When you get an invitation from the city's hottest lobbyists for a dinner in honor of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, expect to pay. But even with the promise of dinner prepared by "celebrity women chefs," ticket prices ranging from $5,000 to $30,400 are enough to choke on. "Whatever," Democrats will say as they fork over the money to attend the exclusive fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of überlobbyists Heather and Tony Podesta. And the truth is, this is now an annual event. Several top Dems plan to attend the February 9 soiree, including DCCC Chairman...
  • DCCC takes on Fox News

    01/27/2010 10:31:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 1,431+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | Staff
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has come up with a novel way to energize the base and capitalize on the left’s antipathy to Fox News—a “Fact Check Fox” State of the Union rapid response team staffed by grassroots activists. “This group of Democratic Party activists will stand at the ready to counter the lies and distortions that erupt from the rightwing media and Republican spin doctors like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck following President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night,” reads the email, which will be sent out Wednesday to its 4 million-plus list. “You will receive...
  • Dems Make Unfortunate Kennedy Analogy

    01/18/2010 12:10:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies · 3,018+ views
    thefoxnation.com ^ | Jan. 18, 2010
    Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said THIS about Ted Kennedy's Senate seat...“Why would you hand the keys to the car back to the same guys whose policies drove the economy into the ditch and then walked away from the scene of the accident?”
  • 2010 situation grows more difficult for Democrats

    01/02/2010 6:29:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies · 1,561+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | January 2, 2010 | By LIZ SIDOTI, AP National Political Writer
    WASHINGTON – An already difficult situation for Democrats in Congress is worsening as the 2010 political season opens. To minimize expected losses in next fall's election, President Barack Obama's party is testing a line of attack that resurrects George W. Bush as a boogeyman and castigates Republicans as cozy with Wall Street. Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who heads the House Democrats' campaign arm, said his party wants to remind voters who was on their side at a difficult time. "The Republican Party in Washington today is no different than the Republican Party that ran the Congress before," he said....
  • Dem recruits continue to head for exits

    01/01/2010 7:44:30 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    Democrats have lost yet another touted recruit, this time in Kansas. State Sen. Laura Kelly (D) just announced her withdrawal from the race to face Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.). She becomes the fifth formidable recruit to bow out in recent weeks. “I have been forced to make a decision between honoring the pledge I made to the people in my Senate district and my firm conviction that the people of the 2nd congressional district deserve a truly independent voice in Congress," Kelly said in a statement. “This has been a very hard decision, but it is the right one.” Kelly...
  • Dem recruits continue to head for exits

    12/31/2009 11:17:54 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 1,282+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2009 | By Aaron Blake
    Democrats have lost yet another touted recruit, this time in Kansas. State Sen. Laura Kelly (D) just announced her withdrawal from the race to face Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.). She becomes the fifth formidable recruit to bow out in recent weeks. “I have been forced to make a decision between honoring the pledge I made to the people in my Senate district and my firm conviction that the people of the 2nd congressional district deserve a truly independent voice in Congress," Kelly said in a statement. “This has been a very hard decision, but it is the right one.” Kelly...