Perry says 'privileged' Obama can't relate
November 17th, 2011
12:24 PM ET
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Perry says 'privileged' Obama can't relate

(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."
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Dems call out Romney for foreclosure remarks
October 25th, 2011
10:20 AM ET
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Dems call out Romney for foreclosure remarks

(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.
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DNC launches new campaign against Romney
October 21st, 2011
04:54 PM ET
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DNC launches new campaign against Romney

(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."
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Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll
September 14th, 2011
11:27 AM ET
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Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll

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.
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RNC boasts fundraising record in August
September 14th, 2011
10:58 AM ET
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RNC boasts fundraising record in August

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.
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DNC takes out large ad buy to back Obama's jobs plan
September 12th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
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DNC takes out large ad buy to back Obama's jobs plan

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.
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Paul Ryan wants to fight back
August 9th, 2011
02:23 PM ET
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Paul Ryan wants to fight back

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.
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Obama main attraction at fundraisers Monday night
August 8th, 2011
02:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama main attraction at fundraisers Monday night

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.
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GOP use of Ben Affleck movie clip riles Dems
July 27th, 2011
02:44 PM ET
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GOP use of Ben Affleck movie clip riles Dems

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.
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July 23rd, 2011
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Former DNC chair Charles Manatt passes away

(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.
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