Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad
August 22nd, 2014
11:42 AM ET
4 months ago

Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee blasted Sen. Rand Paul on Friday for criticizing the President while on a foreign trip.

"America has a proud tradition of letting politics stop at the water’s edge, but Paul doesn’t think that tradition applies to him," Michael Czin, the DNC's press secretary, said in a memo to reporters. “Regardless of political party, we do not go abroad and slam our own because of policy differences.”

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Rand Paul
July 28th, 2014
08:30 AM ET
5 months ago

First lady steps up political push

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.

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Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • DNC • Michelle Obama
July 22nd, 2014
08:31 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

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.

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A fundraising first for Obama
June 17th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
6 months ago

A fundraising first for Obama

(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.

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Six cities submit bids to host 2016 Democratic National Convention
June 7th, 2014
03:22 PM ET
6 months ago

Six cities submit bids to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

(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.

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Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks
May 28th, 2014
03:27 PM ET
7 months ago

Biden teams up with top donor to raise big bucks

(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.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democratic National Committee • DNC • DSCC • Fundraising • Tom Steyer • Vice President Biden
First on CNN: DNC makes big dent in debt
May 20th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
7 months ago

First on CNN: DNC makes big dent in debt

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.

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Obama: Democrats 'don't vote' in midterms
May 9th, 2014
08:15 AM ET
7 months ago

Obama: Democrats 'don't vote' in midterms

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.

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Filed under: 2014 • DNC • President Obama
Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
8 months ago

Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

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.
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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • Primary Calendar • South Carolina
First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
10:44 AM ET
8 months ago

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

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.

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • South Carolina
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