(CNN) - Democrats in North Dakota welcomed Heidi Heitkamp to the state's open U.S. Senate race following her official announcement Tuesday.
The former state attorney general said she is launching her bid because with a badly broken Washington, the state needs an "independent voice who will go there to stand up for North Dakota."
(CNN) – Democrats in charge of electing members of their party to the Senate in 2012 see an opportunity in North Dakota where a Republican is currently favored for the open Senate seat.
Guy Cecil, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told CNN the Senate race in the state is "number one" on their list of contests that could become competitive in the next election.
Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outpaced its Republican counterpart for the month of September, according to numbers released late Thursday.
In a push to regain control of the House of Representatives, the fundraising arm for House Democrats raised $6.64 million last month, compared with $3.8 million raised by the National Republican Campaign Committee.
(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee responded Friday to a scathing letter from a top executive at Koch Industries, Inc., who blasted the group after he was solicited for campaign contributions.
Philip Ellender, president for government and public affairs at Koch Industries, a frequent Democratic target, said he received a letter and voicemail from DSCC Chair Patty Murray in June. He posted the audio from the voicemail on KochFacts.com, a website dedicated to defending the influential conservative Koch brothers - David and Charles.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it out raised its rival, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, last month.
The DSCC reports Monday morning that they brought in $4.1 million in May, about a million dollars more than what the NRSC reported raising last month. The DSCC says they've raised $18.62 for the 2012 election cycle and have nearly $8 million cash on hand.
Washington (CNN) – As the next battle for the Senate heats up, both the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee are showing their latest finance numbers.
The DSCC Wednesday reported raising $5.6 million last month, with $5.5 million cash on hand as of April 1, and a debt of $4.89 million.
Washington (CNN) - To keep control of the Senate, Patty Murray, Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is targeting six currently Republican held Senate seats while defending the 23 seats held by Democrats up for reelection in 2012.
Although she's not expecting the cycle to be easy, the senior Washington senator said unrest in the Republican Party only helps her chances.
Washington (CNN) – As the next battle for the Senate heats up, the Democrat's re-election committee brought in more money than its Republican counterpart in February.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday reports raising more than $3.4 million last month, which they say is the strongest February cash haul by either Senate party committee ever in an off election year.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced the hiring of Matt Canter as their new communications director Wednesday. He was previously the communications director for Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Canter will make the leap from managing the communications for one Senate campaign to managing the message for senatorial campaigns across the country as Democrats seek to hold on to their majority. With twice as many Democratic senators retiring than Republicans, Democrats must ready a battle plan for 2012 that accounts for the obstacles of keeping blue the seats of three retiring Democratic senators and one retiring senator who caucuses with Democrats, Joe Lieberman.
Washington (CNN) - The fundraising outlook is better for Republicans than Democrats this month, since the GOP outraised the current Senate majority party by roughly $200,000.
Though the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee broke its own fundraising record for the first month of an election cycle by bringing in $2.63 million, the National Republican Senatorial Committee edged out Dem fundraising numbers by taking in $2.86 million in the month of January.