Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns
July 26th, 2012
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Both political parties begin coordinated ad efforts with the campaigns

Washington (CNN) – For the first time during this campaign season both the Democratic and Republican National Committees have begun coordinated ad efforts with their respective presidential campaigns as the media war in battleground states intensifies, ad tracking information shows and representatives of both parties confirmed to CNN.

This means some of the money for the ad buys is coming from funds that are set aside by each party for coordination with its presidential nominee. This move is important because each presidential campaign can keep some of its money in the bank but still stay on the air for the month preceding the conventions by dipping into the party coffers. The Federal Election Commission has said each party committee can spend $21.6 million in coordinated efforts this campaign cycle.
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Filed under: Ads • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
DNC to stop using Romney horse in attack videos
July 19th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

DNC to stop using Romney horse in attack videos

Cleveland (CNN) – In the future, the Democratic National Committee will no longer use the Romney's Olympic-bound dressage horse to portray Mitt Romney as "dancing around the issues" because it could be seen as offensive to the GOP candidate's wife Ann.

Nearly 17 hours after they promoted a video linking the GOP presidential candidate's unwillingness to release years of tax returns to Rafalca, the dancing show horse co-owned by Mrs. Romney attending this summer's London Olympics, Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said the DNC will no longer "invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation."
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Filed under: Ann Romney • DNC • Mitt Romney
Another day on the trail: Dancing horses, cronyism
July 18th, 2012
10:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Another day on the trail: Dancing horses, cronyism

(CNN) - On July 18, a dancing horse officially became a part of the 2012 presidential campaign.

A web video from national Democrats uses an equine performer to suggest GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "dancing around the issues," namely the issue of releasing more of his personal income tax returns.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • RNC
Obama raises $71 million in June, trails Romney
July 9th, 2012
10:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama raises $71 million in June, trails Romney

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign announced Monday that it, along with the Democratic National Committee, raised $71 million in June from more than 706,000 donors.

The amount lags far behind the $106 million Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised last month, a number the campaign made official early Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • President Obama
Dem's tweet spikes the ball on health care, draws ire
June 28th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Dem's tweet spikes the ball on health care, draws ire

(CNN) – Some Republicans took issue with an off-color tweet by the Democratic National Committee's executive director on Thursday, immediately following the Supreme Court's announced decision to uphold the federal health care law.

"It's constitutional. Bitches," Patrick Gaspard wrote on Twitter.

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Filed under: DNC • Health care • Supreme Court
Romney: 'America has a long history of heckling'
June 19th, 2012
01:57 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney: 'America has a long history of heckling'

(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would not call off the dogs in what's become a war of heckling on the campaign trail between his team and that of President Barack Obama.

Asked in a radio interview if he would condemn the practice, the former Massachusetts governor said "it would be a nice thing" for it to end but argued Obama's supporters would also have to stand down.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney bus tour turning into a political carnival?
June 14th, 2012
07:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney bus tour turning into a political carnival?

(CNN) - The battle for the White House has ventured onto the airwaves, into mailboxes, across the internet –and now the bitter contest will hit the asphalt.

On the same day Mitt Romney launches his five-day bus tour in New Hampshire Friday, the Democratic National Committee will kick off a bus tour of its own in the Granite State.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Mitt Romney
Obama campaign: Booker spoke with DNC
May 22nd, 2012
12:18 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign: Booker spoke with DNC

Washington (CNN) – As it turns out, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker did talk with an official at the Democratic National Committee following his off-message appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," an Obama campaign spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the president's re-election team, told CNN in an interview on Monday that Booker was never pressured by the Obama campaign to record a YouTube video clarifying his remarks on the Sunday talk show.
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Filed under: 2012 • Cory Booker • DNC • President Obama
Obama campaign announces April cash haul
May 16th, 2012
06:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign announces April cash haul

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says they brought in $43.6 million last month.

The campaign made their announcement early Wednesday morning on Twitter, saying "in April, #Obama2012 raised $43.6 million across committees. Thanks to everyone who pitched in."
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Fundraising • President Obama
Republicans jump on president's 'forget' comment
May 11th, 2012
08:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Republicans jump on president's 'forget' comment

Washington (CNN) - National Republicans and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are criticizing President Barack Obama for saying that "sometimes I forget" how bad the economy was when he took over in the White House in January 2009.

The Republican National Committee came out Friday morning with a web video that highlighted the quote from Obama, which the president made at a re-election campaign fundraiser Thursday afternoon in Seattle, Washington.
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Filed under: 2012 • DNC • Economy • Jobs • Mitt Romney • President Obama • RNC
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