Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats
February 7th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama plans fundraising tour for Democrats

Washington (CNN) – House and Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2014 will get a boost from their party's most recognizable face when President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail in 2013.

Democratic Party officials confirmed Thursday that the president would hold 14 fund-raising events this year for Congressional Democrats, details that appeared first in the New York Times.
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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party
January 22nd, 2013
02:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats gather to re-elect president's pick to run party

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee formally re-elected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as DNC chair Tuesday, a move that was widely expected since President Barack Obama requested she remain in the position.

If there is little drama surrounding the re-election of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus later this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, there was even less drama for the Democrats.
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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Democrats
Longtime Texas congressman Jack Brooks dead at 89
US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is escorted onto the stage by former Congressman Jack Brooks (L) at a campaign rally at the airport hangar in Beaumont, Texas on March 3, 2008. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK
December 5th, 2012
08:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Longtime Texas congressman Jack Brooks dead at 89

(CNN) – Jack Brooks, a former U.S. congressman from Texas, died Tuesday night in Beaumont Baptist Hospital after a sudden illness, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

At 89, Brooks passed away two weeks shy of his 90th birthday.
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Filed under: Democrats • House • Texas
When a win isn't a win: House Democratic gains may not equal victory
November 20th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
1 year ago

When a win isn't a win: House Democratic gains may not equal victory

(CNN) – Two weeks after President Barack Obama's re-election, the "Blue" map keeps expanding as the last few "too close to call" congressional races break for Democrats.

They have won six of the seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives that were undecided on Election Night with only Rep. Mike McIntyre's North Carolina result still subject to recount. A win there would push Democrats to 200 seats in the chamber compared with 234 for majority Republicans.

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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • House
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
Angus King to caucus with Democrats
November 14th, 2012
09:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Angus King to caucus with Democrats

(CNN) - Maine's independent senator-elect announced Wednesday he would caucus with Democrats, giving the party a ten-vote advantage over Republicans in the upper chamber.

Angus King made the announcement Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol, where he and other newly elected senators and representatives are convening for a week of orientation. They will be officially sworn in as lawmakers in January.
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Filed under: Angus King • Democrats • Senate
Pelosi's guessing game
November 13th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Pelosi's guessing game

Washington (CNN) – Will she or won't she? Since last Tuesday's elections, speculation has swirled on Capitol Hill about whether House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi would run for another term as leader or whether she would step aside.

Pelosi played coy with reporters as Congress returned for the lame duck session, holding a press conference Tuesday with the large group of newly elected Democrats, but then telling the press she wouldn't make an announcement until Wednesday morning.
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Filed under: Congress • Democrats • Nancy Pelosi
Democrats pick up another seat in the House
November 12th, 2012
03:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Democrats pick up another seat in the House

(CNN) - Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Vernon Parker in the race for Arizona's 9th Congressional District, CNN projected Monday.

Sinema's win in the newly-created district adds one more seat to the list of pick-ups for Democrats in the House, putting the breakdown at 234 Republicans, 196 Democrats and two independents.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Congress • Democrats • House
November 8th, 2012
09:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Julian Castro predicts big change in Texas

(CNN) – San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, predicted Thursday Latinos will play an expanding role in the political future of Texas, a reliably red state.

"I think when you have that ground work and when you have the right candidates to excite folks, then you're going to start to see progress and within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state," Castro said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Republicans • Texas
Bloomberg: Democrats control deficit fight
September 12th, 2012
04:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Bloomberg: Democrats control deficit fight

Washington (CNNMoney) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that Democrats in Congress should use strong-arm tactics on Republicans to balance federal deficits and pull the nation from its economic malaise.

Bloomberg, an independent who has belonged to both parties, blamed "both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue" for undermining a full economic recovery. His comments were made in an appearance at the Economic Club of Washington.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Michael Bloomberg
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