(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry backed up his "pathetic" criticism of President Obama late Thursday, saying the incumbent's thinking is based on his background.
"He grew up in a privileged way," Perry said while explaining his ad attack that decries President Obama's description of America as being "a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades."
(CNN) - Democrats are painting Mitt Romney as deaf to Americans' housing hardships in a new broadcast and cable television commercial rolling out in Arizona Tuesday.
The ad, called "Underwater," uses comments the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate made at an editorial board meeting with the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier in October.
(CNN) - National Democrats continued their offense against Mitt Romney Friday, knocking the former Massachusetts governor over statements he made about home foreclosures earlier in the week.
"To Mitt Romney, houses aren't places where people raise their families and build lives," said Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, in a conference call with reporters. "They're investments to make a profit."
Washington (CNN) - It's the same poll showing the same numbers, but both Republicans and Democrats see the benefit to their side in the latest CNN/ORC International survey gauging President Barack Obama's approval ratings.
Whether it's the benefits of rain from a dark cloud or that figurative silver lining, both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee sent emails to supporters Wednesday morning that touted findings from the same poll.
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised over $8 million in August, the highest amount the group has raised in an August of a non-election year and reportedly more than $2 million more than their Democratic counterparts.
The RNC said it had raised $8.17 million in August, giving them $9.22 million in cash-on-hand funds. The organization also reported holding $15.9 million in debt. On Monday Reuters reported the Democratic National Committee had raised $5.5 million in August. Official fundraising numbers from the DNC will be released September 20. The DNC refused to comment for this article.
Washington (CNN) – As President Barack Obama hits the road to sell his jobs plan Monday, the Democratic National Committee is hitting the airwaves in support of the bill.
The DNC took out a series of ads on television and online this week, boosting the $447 billion American Jobs Act that Obama addressed Congress about last week and sends to the Hill Monday.
Washington (CNN) - House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan is going on the offensive. He sent an email to supporters Tuesday asking for donations to help him mount an ad campaign in Iowa to counter expected Democratic attacks this week on his budget plan in the state.
The Democratic National Committee on Monday launched a campaign timed to the Ames straw poll and other related Republican presidential campaign events ongoing in the state saying in a web video "Just like Washington Republicans and the Tea Party, Republican presidential candidates want to end Medicare as we know it." In the video one of the GOP leaders featured is Ryan and includes mentions of his budget blueprint.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama turns his attention to campaign politics Monday night, as he headlines two events for the Democratic National Committee and his re-election campaign.
According to the White House schedule, the president first attends a gathering of approximately 140 guests at a private residence in the nation's capital. A DNC official says proceeds from the $15,000 per family gathering will go to the Obama Victory Fund, with the money raised shared by the president's re-election campaign and DNC.
Washington, D.C. (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee went after Republicans for using a violent movie clip to incite unity at a House Conference meeting Tuesday.
In the scene, from "The Town," actors Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner hold a short pep talk, where one tells the other that he needs his help as they go "hurt some people." They then drive off to an apartment and bludgeon two men.
(CNN) – Former Democratic National Committee chair Charles T. Manatt died Friday at the age of 75, his law firm said Saturday.
Manatt served as the DNC chairman from 1981 to 1985 during the late President Ronald Reagan's first term in office.