April 13th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
5 days ago

Sunday Chatter: The midterms, Sebelius' legacy and Burwell's future

The Sunday political talk shows waded into controversial territory. Missed them? We've got you covered with the most important parts of Sunday’s political chatter.

2014: Sitting side by side on CNN’s “State of the Union” - a rarity these days on political shows, where members of opposing parties often appear during different segments to talk about the same topics - Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, addressed the challenges they both face in the upcoming midterm elections.

FULL POST


Filed under: DCCC • IRS • Kathleen Sebelius • NRCC • Obamacare • Rand Paul • Sylvia Mathews Burwell • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vance McAllister • Vladimir Putin
Rice helps break record while boosting political profile
March 26th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Rice helps break record while boosting political profile

Washington (CNN) - Condoleezza Rice is helping House Republicans set a new fundraising record.

The former secretary of state and national security advisor to President George W. Bush is headlining Wednesday night's annual March fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Last year's NRCC dinner, which Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker keynoted, brought in a record $14.4 million dollars. A GOP source with knowledge of this year's event told CNN the amount raised at Wednesday’s dinner is expected to bring in $15.1 million.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Condoleezza Rice • NRCC
First on CNN: Republican committees tie Democrats to proposed Medicare Advantage cuts
February 26th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Republican committees tie Democrats to proposed Medicare Advantage cuts

Updated 2:15 p.m. ET, 2/26/2014

Washington (CNN) - Republican groups are hitting Democrats over the Obama administration's proposal to cut payment rates to insurers who administer Medicare Advantage, highlighting a potentially damaging report for Democrats among seniors ahead of this year's midterm elections.

A joint memo released Wednesday by three Republican committees - the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee - ties Democrats to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report released last Friday.

FULL POST


Filed under: NRCC • RNC • Medicare • NRSC • Obamacare
Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading
February 16th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Republican campaign group tweaks websites, makes them less misleading

Washington (CNN) – The National Republican group whose mission is to elect GOP House members has altered some of its misleading websites for 2014 congressional candidates, making it more clear that any contributions made through the sites will be going toward defeating Democrats, not supporting them.

CNN Special Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin featured the National Republican Congressional Committee’s strategy earlier this month. At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates are actually run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Ads • NRCC
February 6th, 2014
05:54 PM ET
2 months ago

National Republican Congressional Campaign using fake Democrat websites to lure voters

(CNN) – A warning this election season: If you are searching the Web for information on Democratic congressional candidates, read the fine print.

At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

FULL POST


Filed under: DCCC • NRCC
Another House retirement in a swing district
January 14th, 2014
02:03 PM ET
3 months ago

Another House retirement in a swing district

Washington (CNN) - The list of House members retiring at the end of the year rather than running for re-election keeps growing.

Democratic Rep. Bill Owens of New York State announced Tuesday that he won't seek another term, leaving another competitive seat open for the midterms.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Bill Owens • Congress • DCCC • House of Representatives • NRCC
House Republican not running for re-election
November 6th, 2013
11:21 AM ET
5 months ago

House Republican not running for re-election

Updated 11/6/2013 at 12:04 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN) - Former star pro-football player Jon Runyan, a two-term Republican congressman from New Jersey, will not run for re-election next year.

 In a statement released Wednesday morning Runyan said "politics shouldn't be a career and I never intended to make it one. While it has truly been an honor to serve the people of New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, at this stage in my life, and more importantly, the lives of my three children, spending time with them is my top priority. As I serve out the rest of my term, I will continue to work hard on behalf of the people of South Jersey."

FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • DCCC • New Jersey • NRCC
Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push
June 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

Republicans tie rivals to Obama's climate change push

(CNN) - Republicans aren't wasting any time going after President Barack Obama over the aggressive climate change agenda he laid out Tuesday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is putting money behind a slew of online ads linking vulnerable House Democrats to the president's renewed fight against carbon pollution.
FULL POST


Filed under: climate change • NRCC • President Obama
May 14th, 2013
05:54 PM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: GOP going after Dems in ads over IRS scandal

Washington (CNN) - As the Obama administration takes heat for the recent Internal Revenue Service controversy, the House Republican campaign arm is making sure some Democrats in Congress face pressure, as well.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is rolling out a slew of web ads, calling on House Democrats to condemn the IRS' targeting of conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status in the last few years. However, a number of the targeted Democrats have issued such statements.
FULL POST


Filed under: IRS • NRCC
Sanford will work with GOP, despite campaign abandonment
May 12th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
11 months ago

Sanford will work with GOP, despite campaign abandonment

(CNN) – After soon-to-be congressman Mark Sanford is sworn into office this week, he’ll begin working with the national Republican Party, despite their campaign wing’s decision to pull out of his race just weeks ahead of the May 7 vote.

“I think always past is past, and I look forward to working with the entire Republican team,” Sanford said on “Fox News Sunday.”
FULL POST


Filed under: Mark Sanford • NRCC
« older posts