Washington (CNN) – Two Senior Democratic sources tell CNN Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discussed with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet the possibility of taking over the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, but one of the sources now says Bennet has said no.
The two talked this week, the sources said.
(CNN) – Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Robert Menendez says legal action has begun to resolve voting irregularities in Connecticut and Illinois.
Democrats are seeking a one hour voting extension in Bridgeport, Connecticut because the town ran out of ballots.
"Turnout was so huge they ran out of ballots of every sort," Menendez said. "And so we, as we speak, are going to court to seek an hour extension, so that voters can continue to vote. There are huge lines there."
(CNN) – Polls and pundits may have Republicans winning Senate seats in the November elections, but it's Democrats who are the recent money winners - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $27 million in the last three months, according to a statement released Friday.
Over $15 million of that total was raised in September, a figure that trumps the $8.3 million the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised in the same month, according to their statement.
(CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will put just over $2 million into Nevada over the next two weeks, sources confirm to CNN, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid battles for his political life.
This comes after Reid's Republican Tea Party-backed challenger Sharron Angle announced she raised over $14 million in the last quarter, between July and August.
Washington (CNN) - With six weeks to go until election day, the Democratic party faces a tough political climate, but they have more money in the bank than the GOP.
Late Monday the Republican National Committee released their August fundraising figures, hours after their counterpart, the Democratic National Committee, showed their cards.
The RNC says they brought in nearly $8 million last month, but spent just over $8.5 million. The RNC reports having nearly $4.7 million cash on hand, with a debt of nearly $1.2 million.
The amount raked in by the RNC is around $3 million less than the nearly $11 million the DNC brought in last month. The DNC says it has $13.4 million cash on hand as of the end of August, with $8.4 million in debt.
(CNN) – While it remains unclear if national Republicans will run ads in Delaware supporting Christine O’Donnell, Democrats are already up with a spot attacking the surprise Senate nominee.
In the ad that launched Sunday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee takes aim at questions surrounding O’Donnell’s financial history.
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(CNN) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Sen. Robert Menendez issued a statement Tuesday night following Christine O'Donnell's victory in Delaware's GOP Senate primary.
“Tonight Mike Castle became the eighth Republican establishment candidate to be upset by a party in complete turmoil. Instead, Delaware Republicans chose an ultra-right wing extremist who is out of step with Delaware values," Menendez said. "Christine O'Donnell cares more about imposing an extreme social doctrine than addressing the challenges facing working people. Even the Delaware Republican Party Chairman has said O’Donnell is 'not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware,' and 'could not be elected dog catcher.'"
“Tomorrow begins the general election, and Chris Coons is focused like a laser on growing Delaware's middle class. As New Castle County Executive, Chris Coons reformed local government and created jobs. As a United States Senator, he'll do the same in Washington," Menendez added.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is making another major investment in his own party.'
The president ordered $4.5 million from the old Obama for America campaign account to be transferred to the Democratic Party, a top party official confirmed to CNN. The funds will be evenly divided among the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The money originally was set aside to cover legal expenses involved in shutting down Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
(Updated at 8:40 p.m. ET)
(CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial campaign committee is out Saturday with a new attack ad that paints senior Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt as a symbol of Washington insider politics and condemns the Senate candidate for voting for the federal government's massive bailout of the financial industry in 2008.
"A culture of corruption and special interests where Missouri gets left behind," the DSCC's ad says. "And, when our economy collapsed, Washington is where Roy Blunt took the lead and voted for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout."
The bill passed largely due to the support of Democrats - 172 of them voted for the bailout package. It passed the House in October 2008 with 263 votes and with members of both parties split on the issue.
The 30-second television ad calls Blunt "one of Congress' most corrupt politicians," a reference to the unflattering designation bestowed upon him in 2005 and 2006 by the advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
(CNN) – The Senate Republican primary race in Alaska still isn't over, but Democrats are moving fast to define Joe Miller - the previously unknown attorney who is on the verge of upsetting incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
In a statement Wednesday, DSCC Communications Director Eric Schultz described Miller as "an extremist who intends to transition-out Social Security, phase-out Medicare, and end unemployment benefits for all Alaskan families."
"Joe Miller seems more intent on imposing a strict social doctrine to please his out-of-state tea party backers but would leave the people of his state high and dry. Alaskans deserve a Senator who will stick up for them in the United States Senate," Schultz added.
The Anchorage Daily News reported last month that Miller has called for phasing out government Medicare and Social Security, as well as nixing the federal Department of Education.