(CNN) - President Barack Obama told donors at a trio of fundraisers Monday evening that the U.S. can learn lessons from the resilience of Boston in the marathon bombing and the town of West, Texas, in the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant. Altogether, the fundraisers netted more than $3 million for national Democratic groups.
He raised more than $2 million for the Democratic National Committee and at least $1 million for the main Democratic groups that campaign for House and Senate candidates. The fundraising totals are calculations based on the number of attendees and the lowest ticket price, which started at $16,200 for the DNC events and $7,500 for the other events, according to officials with the organizations. They said some tickets cost as much as $32,400 a person.
(CNN) - Not wasting a minute, Democratic campaign groups in Congress are bringing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan–which he's set to release Tuesday–into the line of fire, attempting to make it a wedge issue in the 2014 midterm elections.
But Republicans are hitting back, attacking Democrats for their lack of a balanced budget one day before Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray is expected to make public the Senate's budget plan.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado will serve as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2014 cycle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.
The DSCC, a group tasked with getting Democrats elected to the Senate, was chaired by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington in the last cycle, one marked by a net gain of two seats for Democrats in the upper chamber.
(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Friday it had its best third quarter fund-raising in the history of the committee.
The organization in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate said it raised $29.2 million from July 1 through September 30.
(CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Tuesday released two new television ads attacking Republican Rep. Rick Berg in North Dakota's tight Senate race.
Both commercials blast the congressman over the House Republicans' recent decision not to vote on the so-called farm bill until after the elections.
(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in $5.6 million in May, while their GOP counterparts brought in $3.9 million, according to the fund-raising arms in charge of electing the parties' candidates to the upper chamber.
The DSCC ended the month with $28.3 million cash on hand and the National Republican Senatorial Committee had $23 million available, the groups said Wednesday.
(CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $5.76 million in March, bringing its first quarter haul to $15 million, the group announced Thursday.
The national fundraising arm in charge of electing Republicans to the Senate now has $19.6 million cash on hand with no campaign debt.
Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in nearly $18 million in the first quarter of 2012, marking the fundraising arm's most successful quarter, according to the group.
It brought in $7.4 million in March, bringing its total to $17.7 million in the first quarter. The organization in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate now has nearly $24 million in the bank and zero debt, the DSCC announced on Thursday.
(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.