House Democrats see 51 seats in play for control of chamber
August 8th, 2012
04:38 PM ET
2 years ago

House Democrats see 51 seats in play for control of chamber

(CNN) – The House Democratic campaign arm on Wednesday announced 13 new races have been added to their "Red to Blue" program, a part of the committee's "Drive to 25" campaign to win back control of the House of Representatives.

With the additional candidates, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is now looking at 51 races they consider up for grabs.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • House
Adelson gets apology, retraction from DCCC
August 2nd, 2012
07:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Adelson gets apology, retraction from DCCC

Washington (CNN) – Facing the threat of a lawsuit from Nevada billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, an apology and a retraction was issued Thursday evening by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The DCCC said in its retraction:

"In press statements issued on June 29 and July 2, 2012, the DCCC made unsubstantiated allegations that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party. This was wrong. The statements were untrue and unfair and we retract them. The DCCC extends its sincere apology to Mr. Adelson and his family for any injury we have caused."
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • Fundraising • Mitt Romney
Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims
July 18th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Adelson lawyer threatens suit over prostitution claims

Washington (CNN) - Casino mogul and high dollar Republican donor Sheldon Adelson threatened to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for libel over statements made that tied the magnate to a "'Prostitution Strategy ' in China."

CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent by Adelson's lawyer, Lewis R. Clayton, to DCCC press secretary Jesse Ferguson that accused the Democratic House fundraising arm of "maliciously branding Mr. Adelson as a pimp who has given 'Chinese prostitution money' to your political opponents."
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DCCC launches ad campaign against House Republicans over health care
July 9th, 2012
09:17 AM ET
2 years ago

DCCC launches ad campaign against House Republicans over health care

(CNN) – The Democratic campaign arm for the U.S. House of Representatives released a series of new online ads Monday, attacking certain House Republicans over their opposition to the federal health care law.

The web videos come the same week the House is set to vote to repeal the law, which was passed in 2010 with Democratic support and ruled upheld by the Supreme Court last month.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • DCCC • Health care • House
Congressional candidate to carry Olympic torch
July 7th, 2012
09:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Congressional candidate to carry Olympic torch

(CNN) - Jose Hernandez has been around the world more than 200 times. Next week, he'll make a much shorter - but significant - trip.

Hernandez, an astronaut and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, will carry the Olympic torch in England on Monday.
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Filed under: California • DCCC • House of Representatives
DCCC pulls in $2.3 million after health care ruling
July 3rd, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

DCCC pulls in $2.3 million after health care ruling

(CNN) – The group tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Tuesday they pulled in $2.3 million following last week's Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said in a release they brought in the money from nearly 65,000 donations, and that the average contribution totaled $35. The DCCC said Saturday was the largest small donor fund-raising day in the group's history.
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Filed under: DCCC • Health care • Supreme Court
Dem group uses health care ruling in House races
July 2nd, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Dem group uses health care ruling in House races

(CNN) – The group charged with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Monday they were launching an effort to discredit Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will use live phone calls, along with automated calls, in 10 districts they regard as up for grabs in November's election.
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Filed under: DCCC • Health care • Supreme Court
Top Democrat advises candidates to skip convention
June 27th, 2012
11:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Top Democrat advises candidates to skip convention

(CNN) – Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the committee charged with getting Democrats elected to the House, is discouraging candidates up for re-election from attending the Democratic National Committee in September.

"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said at a Reuters event in Washington on Tuesday, according to the news outlet.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • Democratic National Convention
DCCC out-raises NRCC by small margin in May
June 19th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
2 years ago

DCCC out-raises NRCC by small margin in May

(CNN) - The official committees tasked with electing Democrats to the U.S. House narrowly outraised the Republican effort, $6.68 million to $6 million, in May, numbers disclosed by the committees on Tuesday showed.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said their May haul means they have $27.5 million in the bank for the fall election, and said their total fund-raising this cycle is $96.75 million.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
Boehner and Pelosi say they feel good heading into November
May 20th, 2012
11:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Boehner and Pelosi say they feel good heading into November

(CNN) - Current House Speaker John Boehner and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaged in an elections expectations debate Sunday, with both forecasting a party victory in November.

Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged there will be some tough battles for Republicans, but said most GOP members are doing “very well.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • DCCC • House • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi • NRCC
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