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Weekly Pulse: DCCC Ad Shows Grandpa Stripping for Extra Cash to Pay for Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7FiBsR8OQ[/youtube] How will the next generation of seniors ...

Elise Foley

Dems Hold Fundraiser To Support Gabrielle Giffords

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading House Democrats held a fundraiser on Tuesday for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from brain injuries she sustained du...

Dems to GOP: When Are the Jobs Coming?

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Debbie Hines

After winning the midterm elections, Republicans said they understood that the American people want jobs. But since the midterm election, there has not been one single jobs bill introduced by our new Republican Congress.

House Dems Launch Ad Blitz Against 19 Republicans

Politics Daily | Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case there was any doubt that the 2012 campaign season is well under way, House Democrats on Monday launched a week-long ad blitz targeting 19 Repu...

DCCC Leaves Colorado Seats Off Of 2012 Targets List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just 3 months after the 2010 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC) is already targeting 19 House Republicans who may be vul...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Blocks Congressional Health Care Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a rules package on Wednesday, the first day of business for the 112th Congress, that will dic...

New DCCC Chairman Predicts Voters Will Have GOP 'Buyer's Remorse'

Roll Call | Tricia Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve Israel, the new chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Sunday morning that he is optimistic about House Democrat...

Progressive Group Targets Chris Christie's Disney World Vacation

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a new campaign bashing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) for a prolonged absence from his home...

National Democrats Abandon Markey Ad Campaign

The Coloradoan | Robert Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won't spend any money on TV ads in Colorado's 4th Congressional District this year, despite reserving ...

Steve Israel, New DCCC Chairman, Set To Go On 'Offense' For House Democrats

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Steve Israel is doing everything he can to put last month's midterms behind him - and fast....

Dems Need Their Own Eric Cantor in the House... and the Senate... and the White House

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

No, I am not suggesting that the soon-to-be Republican Majority House Whip change parties. It is clear, however, that Dems desperately need someone to speak for them with Cantor's unabashed, in-your-face style.

DCCC Still Holding Funds for Late TV Push

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House and Senate Republicans kicked off October with several aggressive independent expenditure moves aimed at putting Democrats further on the defens...

In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Blue Dogs are right about campaign strategy in some conservative districts -- but they greatly overstate their case. Granularity is usually lost in our political narrative, and the numbers suggest subtle, diverging politics.

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.

Democrats Stung by Huge Losses With Faith Voters

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

It's politics 101. If you don't spend time talking to a group of voters, engaging them, or showing them they matter, you tend to struggle with them on election day.

Last Second DCCC Ad Boost A Sign Of Hope For Markey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A last-second decision by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to pay for television ads for Colorado representative Betsy Markey is...

Sam Stein

DCCC To Make Six-Figure Online Push As Election Nears

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a major last-minute push online, spending six figures in an advertising and so...

Republican Majority Would be all Trick and No Treat

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

The Republican Party could regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in next Tuesday's midterm elections for the first time since losing pow...

DCCC Cash Helps Some Illinois Dems, Leaves Others To Their Own Devices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As has been widely reported this morning, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has gone on a massive last-minute spending spree, in an atte...

Sam Stein

Women's Rights Groups, Progressives Grow Disgruntled With DCCC Priorities

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week to go before the election, women's rights groups are growing despondent about what they feel is an imbalance in th...

Dems Make $21.6 Million Ad Buy In Last Ditch Effort To Save House

Hotline On Call | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 distric...

Blue America: Down the Home Stretch

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

You may have read about Blue America's radio buy in Bobby Bright's Alabama district earlier in the week. Congressman Bright didn't like the idea of ...

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Should Return Illicit Donation

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Campaigns fueled with illicitly filched funds derived from federal felonies are akin to a fencing operation. They mock the rule of law and the democratic process.

Deadbeat Democrats

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

Like a chubby kid stockpiling his Dunk-a-roos at snack-time, many Democratic politicians in safe seats are hoarding their goodies while embattled colleagues go hungry this campaign season.

Democrats Begin Triage Strategy To Fortify Candidates Fit For Survival

The New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are expanding the battle for the House into districts that Democrats had once considered relatively safe, while Democrats began a strategy...