RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'
March 18th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
9 months ago

RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm elections.

"I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 2014," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. FULL POST

Obama doubles down on 'Year of Action," in remarks to DNC
February 28th, 2014
12:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Obama doubles down on 'Year of Action," in remarks to DNC

Washington (CNN) – In a speech aimed at rallying his party's base, President Obama painted Republicans as only focused on "opportunity for a few" in an address laying out his vision for the midterm elections to fellow Democrats Friday night.

In a return to his "year of action" theme, the President discussed the upcoming release of his 2015 budget as well as what he thinks the party should be fighting for during remarks to the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting here in the nation's capital.

"The choice could not be clearer. Opportunity for a few or opportunity for all, that’s what this election is about. As Democrats, we have a different idea of what the future looks like – an idea rooted in our conviction that our economy grows best not from the top down, but from the middle out. That’s what an opportunity agenda offers," Obama said.
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Clinton: Voters under 'assault'
February 27th, 2014
09:18 AM ET
10 months ago

Clinton: Voters under 'assault'

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Party is showcasing former President Bill Clinton to help launch a new program to expand voters' access to polls.

An announcement Thursday by the Democratic National Committee comes as the party committee kicks off its Winter Meeting here in the nation's capital. During three days of meetings, the DNC has its eyes on this year's midterm elections, as the party aims to hold onto its majority in the Senate, attempts the extremely challenging effort to recapture control of the House of Representatives, and tries to make gains in governors' offices.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Democratic National Committee • Democrats • DNC
DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms
February 25th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
10 months ago

DNC ups tech push ahead of midterms

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is working to leverage the voter data and election tools refined during Barack Obama's historically tech-savvy campaigns in upcoming elections.

The DNC said it's making accessible to Democratic campaigns nationwide this year a voter file with constantly updated data from past elections in an effort to coordinate voter information as well as help those campaigns better strategize and manage volunteers.

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Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?
January 27th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
11 months ago

Will Democrats follow Republicans in primary and convention calendar changes?

Washington (CNN) - Days after the Republican National Committee made dramatic changes to their next presidential primary calendar, their Democratic rivals say they're moving toward using the same timeline as they've done in the past.

The RNC voted nearly unanimously Friday to condense the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, and they took steps toward moving the date of the next Republican National Convention from late August to June, the earliest either party has held their convention in nearly 70 years.

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October 2nd, 2013
04:25 PM ET
1 year ago

RNC offers to pay for WWII memorial guards

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is offering the United States government a check to pay for guards at the National World War II Memorial, chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday.

"We're willing to pay the bill," said Priebus, who was speaking to reporters as he stood in front of a fence at the memorial.
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In New York, Obama raises more than $3 million for Democrats
May 13th, 2013
09:41 PM ET
2 years 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
RNC September haul twice DNC's fund-raising
October 19th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC September haul twice DNC's fund-raising

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee outraised the Democratic National Committee in September, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed.

The RNC brought in $48.4 million in the month, while the DNC raised $20.2 million.
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Democrats to launch competing Ohio bus tour
Democrats used this bus in an August "bracketing" tour of several key battlegrounds.
September 22nd, 2012
12:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats to launch competing Ohio bus tour

(CNN) - When GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan cruise through Ohio on a bus tour this week, Democrats will be close behind on a bus of their own.

The Democratic National Committee announced their competing tour on Saturday as Ryan prepares to kick off the three-day swing in Lima, Ohio on Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Democratic National Committee • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
Dems seek to sharpen message on whether Americans better off
September 3rd, 2012
01:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Dems seek to sharpen message on whether Americans better off

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden led an effort on Monday to sharpen the message of Democrats on the eve of their party convention after other senior members struggled to formulate a definitive answer to the question of whether voters should feel better off since President Barack Obama took office.

Biden told a Labor Day campaign rally in Detroit that the country was indeed doing better than when Republicans led by George W. Bush left power in 2009.

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