Washington (CNN) – Washington Sen. Patty Murray accepted the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Tuesday morning, two sources confirm to CNN.
"She was pushed," a source close to Murray told CNN. "It certainly wasn't something she had any plan for election day."
Thirty-three Senate seats are up for grabs in 2012, with 23 of those belonging to Democrats and the two independents who caucus with them.
Washington (CNN) – Democratic Party officials are blasting out emails accusing the Senate's second ranking Republican of backtracking on his pledge not to seek earmarks, but a closer look by CNN shows their accusations appear unfounded.
At issue – a $200 million project to provide drinking water for an Indian tribe in Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl's home state of Arizona.
Washington (CNN) – On the day that Sen. John Cornyn of Texas was re-elected as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the rival Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it outraised the NRSC by more than $3 million last month.
The DSCC said Tuesday that it brought in $17.4 million in October, topping the NRSC's $14.2 million raised last month. The DSCC says it raised more than $107 million for the midterm election cycle, nearly $15 million than the NRSC brought in during the same period. And the DSCC points out to CNN that they outraised the NRSC in eight of the ten months this year.
Washington (CNN) - When Senate Democrats held their leadership elections Tuesday morning, one spot was left vacant.
There is still no chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and it appears the reason is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn't convinced anyone to take the job yet.
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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