(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) - As the impact of the forced spending cuts begins to kick in around the country, the blame game for who is responsible for the so-called "sequester" is filtering into Congressional campaigns on the web. House Republicans are running web banner ads criticizing 20 House Democrats who represent swing districts for not stopping what they call "Obama's sequester."
The House GOP's campaign arm cites these Democrats' opposition to the Republican plan to replace the across-the-board cuts as equivalent to backing the cuts.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic and Republican committees tasked with electing candidates to the House of Representatives are closing the book on the 2012 election cycle, with Democrats saying they brought in $184 million and Republicans raising $144 million.
The Democrats' figure was roughly $20 million more than they took in during the 2010 cycle, which saw them lose control of the House. In 2012, Democrats gained eight seats in the lower chamber, not enough to regain the majority.
(CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee has selected Rep. Lynn Westmoreland as their deputy chairman, chairman Rep. Greg Walden announced Tuesday.
Westmoreland hails from Georgia and is entering his fifth term in the U.S. House. He previously coordinated the committee's efforts surrounding redistricting, which changed the contours of congressional districts ahead of the most recent election.
(CNN) - The House Democratic campaign arm outraised its Republican counterpart in the first half of October, the groups announced Thursday.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took in $9.5 million between October 1 and October 17, while the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $7.4 million in the same period.
(CNN) – The group tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Monday it broke fund-raising records in the third quarter of 2012, bringing in $35.1 million over the past three months, ahead of their Republican rivals.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $15.3 million in September, putting them $2.9 million ahead of the National Republican Congressional Committee's haul of $12.4 million.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan, a self-made Florida millionaire, is only in his third term in Congress, but he already is in charge of fundraising for the National Republican Congressional Committee, and he sits on the powerful House Ways and Means committee.
But all that could be jeopardized. Federal investigations underway could result in Buchanan serving his next term behind bars.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The official committees tasked with electing Democrats to the U.S. House narrowly outraised the Republican effort, $6.68 million to $6 million, in May, numbers disclosed by the committees on Tuesday showed.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said their May haul means they have $27.5 million in the bank for the fall election, and said their total fund-raising this cycle is $96.75 million.
(CNN) - Current House Speaker John Boehner and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaged in an elections expectations debate Sunday, with both forecasting a party victory in November.
Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged there will be some tough battles for Republicans, but said most GOP members are doing “very well.”
(CNN) – The National Republican Campaign Committee, which is tasked with electing party members to the House of Representatives, outraised their Democratic competitors in April by a small margin, according to figures released Friday.
The NRCC raised $6.9 million in April, and increased their war chest by more than $4 million. The group ended the month with $31.3 million in the bank.