Congressional committees report final 2012 fundraising
January 31st, 2013
10:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Congressional committees report final 2012 fundraising

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic and Republican committees tasked with electing candidates to the House of Representatives are closing the book on the 2012 election cycle, with Democrats saying they brought in $184 million and Republicans raising $144 million.

The Democrats' figure was roughly $20 million more than they took in during the 2010 cycle, which saw them lose control of the House. In 2012, Democrats gained eight seats in the lower chamber, not enough to regain the majority.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • NRCC
House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014
December 13th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014

Washington (CNN) – As it tries again in 2014 to win back control of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's got its eyes on 48 Republican-held seats.

"We need 17 seats to pick up the House. So we begin with an early universe of 30 districts where the incumbent got less than 10% and an additional 18 districts that we think can perform better in an off year than an on year," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Thursday.
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Democrats target House Republicans in radio spots
December 12th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Democrats target House Republicans in radio spots

(CNN) – Republicans in the House who have refused to sign on to a petition allowing a vote on extending Bush-era tax cuts are being targeted in radio and web advertisements by Democrats, who want to extend the cuts only on households making less than $250,000 per year.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Wednesday they would air the ads against 21 House Republicans who have refused to sign the discharge petition advanced by Democrats. The Bush-era cuts expire at the end of the year.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fiscal Cliff
Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member
November 28th, 2012
06:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats highlight investigation of GOP House member

(CNN) - Democrats pounced Wednesday on news from earlier this week about a Department of Justice investigation involving Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island and possible campaign finance violations.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the group tasked with helping Democrats get elected to the House, described the allegations against Grimm, a former undercover FBI agent, as "the latest blow" to House Republicans.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • New York
DCCC announces top staffers
November 15th, 2012
04:27 PM ET
1 year ago

DCCC announces top staffers

(CNN) – The key committee dedicated to electing Democrats to the U.S. House announced on Thursday several promotions as it builds a team for the 2014 congressional elections.

The group's political director, Kelly Ward, will take Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's top staff spot as Executive Director. The current communications director, Jesse Ferguson, and finance director, Missy Kurek, will become deputy executive directors.
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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • Democrats
DCCC outraises NRCC
October 26th, 2012
09:01 AM ET
1 year ago

DCCC outraises NRCC

(CNN) - The House Democratic campaign arm outraised its Republican counterpart in the first half of October, the groups announced Thursday.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took in $9.5 million between October 1 and October 17, while the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $7.4 million in the same period.
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Filed under: DCCC • Fundraising • House • NRCC
DCCC touts record quarter 3 fundraising
October 15th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

DCCC touts record quarter 3 fundraising

(CNN) – The group tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Monday it broke fund-raising records in the third quarter of 2012, bringing in $35.1 million over the past three months, ahead of their Republican rivals.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $15.3 million in September, putting them $2.9 million ahead of the National Republican Congressional Committee's haul of $12.4 million.
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Filed under: Congress • DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
DCCC robo calls link House Republicans to Akin
August 27th, 2012
01:29 PM ET
2 years ago

DCCC robo calls link House Republicans to Akin

(CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a series of automated phone calls Monday linking House Republicans to Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about rape, according to a release from the organization.

The GOP's Senate candidate in Missouri came under fire when he explained his opposition to abortion by citing unnamed female bodily responses that he said prevent pregnancy in instances of "legitimate rape" during an interview with a Missouri television station.
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Filed under: 2012 • Abortion • DCCC • House Democrats • House Republicans
House Democrats look to grab crucial Hispanic voting bloc
August 23rd, 2012
04:35 PM ET
2 years ago

House Democrats look to grab crucial Hispanic voting bloc

(CNN)-The campaign arm for the House Democrats announced Thursday an outreach program targeting Hispanic Americans, underscoring the importance of the key group of voters in November's election.

Titled "Mi Congreso Mi Voto" the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's focused effort targets 16 congressional districts across eight states with large Hispanic populations. The House is currently controlled by Republicans by a 242-193 margin.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • Democrats • Latinos • Republican National Convention
Dem group hammers Michigan Republican on Ryan budget
August 16th, 2012
08:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Dem group hammers Michigan Republican on Ryan budget

(CNN) – The group charged with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives released their first ad hitting a Republican for supporting Paul Ryan's budget plan Thursday, less than a week after the House Budget chairman was named as Mitt Romney's running mate.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released the spot hitting Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Michigan, as their first independent expenditure ad of the 2012 cycle.
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Filed under: DCCC • Medicare
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