Another House retirement in a swing district
January 14th, 2014
02:03 PM ET
8 months ago

Another House retirement in a swing district

Washington (CNN) - The list of House members retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election keeps growing.

Democratic Rep. Bill Owens of New York State announced Tuesday that he won't seek another term, leaving another competitive seat open for the midterms.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bill Owens • Congress • DCCC • House of Representatives • NRCC
In cash blitz, Obama rakes it in for Democrats
November 27th, 2013
12:14 PM ET
9 months ago

In cash blitz, Obama rakes it in for Democrats

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating may be struggling, but he's still bringing in money on the fundraising trail.

For the past month, the President has been crisscrossing the country raising cash for Democratic campaign groups. At 13 separate events in eight cities, he may have helped raise up to $21.6 million.
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Filed under: DCCC • DNC • DSCC • Fundraising • President Obama
Nervous Dems get cash boost–and pep talk–from Obama
November 25th, 2013
07:19 AM ET
9 months ago

Nervous Dems get cash boost–and pep talk–from Obama

Updated 10:34 a.m. ET, 11/25/2013

Seattle (CNN) – Congressional Democrats, many downright scared of the political fallout from the botched rollout of Obamacare, are getting a boost this week as the President completes a month-long fundraising sprint a year ahead of 2014's midterm elections.

Obama–who has jetted to New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas and Philadelphia in the past several weeks to help add millions of dollars to Democrats' campaign coffers–is spending three days on the West Coast convincing donors his falling popularity and the faulty implementation of his signature legislation don't mean all is lost for the Democratic Party next year.
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Filed under: 2014 • California • DCCC • Fundraising • Obamacare • President Obama • Washington
House Republican not running for re-election
November 6th, 2013
11:21 AM ET
10 months ago

House Republican not running for re-election

Updated 11/6/2013 at 12:04 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN) - Former star pro-football player Jon Runyan, a two-term Republican congressman from New Jersey, will not run for re-election next year.

 In a statement released Wednesday morning Runyan said "politics shouldn't be a career and I never intended to make it one. While it has truly been an honor to serve the people of New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, at this stage in my life, and more importantly, the lives of my three children, spending time with them is my top priority. As I serve out the rest of my term, I will continue to work hard on behalf of the people of South Jersey."

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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • New Jersey • NRCC
First on CNN: House Dems target Republicans on eve of debt limit deadline
October 16th, 2013
07:40 AM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: House Dems target Republicans on eve of debt limit deadline

Washington (CNN) – As the House makes its next move in the ongoing fight to end the government shutdown and avoid a default, the House Democratic campaign arm will target Republicans in 60 districts on Wednesday, blaming them for a possible downgrading of the government's rating with a Wall Street bond-firm.

Rating agency Fitch on Tuesday warned of a downgrade of gold-plated U.S. bonds, citing "political brinkmanship" as the reason for the default risk.
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Filed under: Congress • DCCC • Debt • Government Shutdown
First on CNN: DCCC launches online ads in shutdown fight
September 24th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: DCCC launches online ads in shutdown fight

Updated 8:38 a.m. ET, 9/24/2013

Washington (CNN) – The lurching government shutdown may be headed toward your Facebook page.

With less than a week before Congress must reach a deal to avert a shutdown, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting 27 House Republicans with paid Facebook ads this week.
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Filed under: Ads • Budget • Congress • DCCC
Democrats go after Republicans over deportation vote
June 10th, 2013
08:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats go after Republicans over deportation vote

(CNN) – Some House Republicans who voted last week to end President Barack Obama's deportation rule will get hit with new Spanish language radio ads in their districts over the next week.

Spending five figures on the ad buy, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting nine members who voted for an amendment that would defund a program that allows some young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation.
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Filed under: DCCC • House • Immigration • Republicans
Obama: Washington can still be ‘fixed’
May 29th, 2013
09:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Washington can still be ‘fixed’

Chicago (CNN) - Speaking at a political fundraiser, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to work tirelessly to convince the American people that Democrats’ ideas are the right ones.

But at the same time, he attempted to strike a bipartisan tone, acknowledging that while Washington may appear broken, “it can be fixed.”
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Filed under: DCCC • Illinois • President Obama
Obama heads home to bring in bucks for Democrats
May 28th, 2013
04:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama heads home to bring in bucks for Democrats

Washington (CNN) - President Obama heads to his hometown of Chicago Wednesday to help raise money for congressional Democrats.

The president will headline a reception and dinner for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' political arm. According to an invitation obtained by CNN, ticket prices range from $1,000 per person to attend the reception to $50,000 for a table, preferred seating, and a photo opportunity at the following dinner.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • President Obama
In New York, Obama raises more than $3 million for Democrats
May 13th, 2013
09:41 PM ET
1 year ago

In New York, Obama raises more than $3 million for Democrats

(CNN) - President Barack Obama told donors at a trio of fundraisers Monday evening that the U.S. can learn lessons from the resilience of Boston in the marathon bombing and the town of West, Texas, in the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant. Altogether, the fundraisers netted more than $3 million for national Democratic groups.

He raised more than $2 million for the Democratic National Committee and at least $1 million for the main Democratic groups that campaign for House and Senate candidates. The fundraising totals are calculations based on the number of attendees and the lowest ticket price, which started at $16,200 for the DNC events and $7,500 for the other events, according to officials with the organizations. They said some tickets cost as much as $32,400 a person.
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Filed under: DCCC • Democratic National Committee • DSCC • New York • President Obama
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