Washington (CNN) – Michelle Obama is asking Democrats to get serious - about voting in November's midterm elections.
In an email and video to Democratic donors and supporters, the first lady is trying to energize the party's base and expand Democratic turnout. Obama's pitch comes as a new CNN poll illustrates the turnout problem the Democrats face in November.
Seattle (CNN) – Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.
Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama is about to do something he's never done before.
The President will headline a roundtable event for the Senate Majority PAC Tuesday evening in New York City. It's the first time Obama has served as the main attraction at a fundraiser for the organization, which is the major outside group assisting Democratic Senate incumbents and candidates running in this year's midterm elections.
(CNN) - Meet the super six vying for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic National Committee on Saturday revealed the six cities - Birmingham, Alabama; Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio; New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix - who submitted bids to host the marquee campaign season event.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden teams up Wednesday afternoon with one of the biggest Democratic donors: billionaire Tom Steyer.
The vice president will headline a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at Steyer's home in San Francisco.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee will announce Tuesday that it raised nearly $9 million last month, and that it's made major strides in reducing its debt.
According to a DNC official, the party committee has paid off all of its bank debt, while it continues to pay off around $7 million it still owes vendors. The DNC's total debt reached a high of $22.5 million following the 2012 elections, and remained around $15 million as recently as three months ago.
San Jose, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama says when it comes to this year's midterm elections, Democrats have a problem: they don't vote.
"Democrats have a congenital defect when it comes to our politics, and that is we like voting during presidential years and during the midterms we don't vote. And so you already have lower voting totals during the midterms, and it's our folks that stay home," the President said a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Jose, California Thursday night.
Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a proposal that cleared a major hurdle Friday at a Democratic National Committee meeting here in the nation’s capital.
The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary and be required to do so no later than June 14.
Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.
The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27, according to the proposal provided to CNN by a source, who asked not to be named. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary.
(CNN) - With the midterm elections just six months away, President Barack Obama heads out early next month on a West coast swing that includes multiple Democratic party fundraisers.
Party officials confirm to CNN that the President will headline a joint fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles on May 7, and that Obama will also serve as the main attraction at a DCCC fundraiser in San Diego.