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Wall Street Ties May Have Held Back This Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) believes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed him over as the next head of House Democratic campaign eff...

Ben Ray Lujan Tapped To Lead DCCC

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to head the campaign committee and tr...

The Cure for the Democrats' Woes -- Goldman Sachs!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

After the Democrats' drubbing in the 2014 midterm elections, there have been fervent debates about whether the Party should embrace an economic populism to tap pocketbook frustrations -- or move further to the center in the hopes of capturing more independents. One thing the Democrats did throughout Obama's nearly six years was move closer to Wall Street -- from the economic team Obama appointed, to the administration's premature embrace of deficit reduction promoted by financial moguls, to a bailout plan that shored up the biggest banks rather than breaking them up. It was this coziness with big finance that allowed the far-right Tea Party movement to paint Wall Street and Washington with the same brush -- and to capture much of the populist rage on display against Democrats in the 2010 midterms and once again on November 4. So the last thing Democrats need going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? Well, the Democrats may soon get even cozier.

House Democrats Make Late Ad Buy To Protect Freshman Congressman

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races ...

Stampede to the Exit

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Thanks to a Tar Heel friend who alerted me to issue ads in the North Carolina senate race, I now know that "for six years the policies of Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have dominated Washington." Karl Rove's American Crossroads, you see, is touting Republican Thom Tillis.

House Democrats' Campaign Arm Spends Almost $2 Million Daily

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost ...

House Dems Spending Almost $1.8 Million Each Day

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political parties' House campaign arms spent almost $51 million in the first two weeks of October — or an average of almost ...

Top Dem: House Candidates Need More Outside Help

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Democrats struggling to avoid becoming an even smaller minority, the head of their campaign effort chided their outside...

House Campaign Committees Are Sitting On Lots Of Cash

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters...

E-Mauled: Politicians Are Pummeling My Inbox

Neil McCarthy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

I am tired of emails. Not because I get too many of them (I do). It's because most of them are pretty dumb. I am what they call in the trade a "base voter." Also consequently, I am on everyone's email list.

Christina Wilkie

Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Helps Democrats Raise Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. T...

House Democrats' Campaign Arm Reserves Its Largest-Ever Ad Buy

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are ready to empty their deep pockets for television ads in their uphill climb to overtake Republicans as the majo...

House Dems To Focus On Jobs Ahead Of Midterms

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday outlined plans to focus on economic issues and job opportunities while portraying Republicans as beho...

Dems Relish The Chance To Attack GOP Over Austere Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republi...

Paul Blumenthal

These Numbers Look Good For House Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.4 million in February, keeping up its record fundraising ahead of the 2014 mid...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Score A Record January In Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a record-setting 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee keeps up the strong fundraising numbers this year with $6.8...

Obama Gears Up For Midterm Elections With Dem Fundraisers

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats this year, putting the full force of hi...

Tea Party Favorite Launches Campaign, To Dismay Of Some Republicans

The Philadelphia Inquirer | ANDREW SEIDMAN | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

TRENTON -- Steve Lonegan, the conservative firebrand who ran unsuccessfully last summer in New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election, launched his cam...

Paul Blumenthal

How Much More Did Democrats Raise Than Republicans Last Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The three major Democratic Party committees raised $16 million more than their Republican Party counterparts in 2013. The Democratic ...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Try Reframing Obamacare Debate In New Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a paid campaign Thursday attacking House Republicans' obsession with repealing ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Warn Obama They'll Kill His Big Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's international trade agenda is dead in the water if he doesn't do a better job engaging with Democrats in Congre...

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Winning Fundraising War Over Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to break its own monthly fundraising records while besting its Republican coun...

Paul Blumenthal

Every Time Republicans Do Something 'Really Stupid' A New Democratic Donor Writes A Check

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharon Caliendo of Norman, Okla., worked for home state Republican Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe. She worked for Republican Gov. Mary ...

Dem Group Launches Campaign To Fight Anti-Obamacare Efforts

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee began a paid effort on Tuesday to rail against conservative efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act....