Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching new television ads and robo-calls attacking Democrats for supporting their party's fiscal blueprint instead of the House GOP budget plan, in the latest round of political attack ads.
(CNN)–The latest volley between Democrats and Republicans as they try to gain the public relations momentum in the battle of the budget comes from the House Republicans. On Tuesday the National Republican Congressional Committee, responsible for electing Republicans to the House, went up with a campaign aimed at 13 Democratic incumbents.
The committee, launching a similar effort to its Democratic counterpart, is launching radio ads, robocalls and other measures to try to put pressure on the Democrats.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden blasted Republicans during a fundraiser in Philadelphia on Friday, comparing their approach to the budget battle to the mentality of "blaming the victim" of a rape.
The remarks came as he appeared at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) event with former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, who co-authored the Violence Against Women Act with him. Biden referenced the act in his comparison to Republicans, saying that before it was passed, "there was this attitude in our society of blaming the victim."
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic and Republican Congressional fundraising arms launched campaigns Wednesday targeting vulnerable candidates ahead of the 2012 election.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) will run automated phone calls, web ads and emails throughout the week aimed at 50 House Republicans for "backing partisan plans that make the wrong budget choices."
Washington (CNN) - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie will headline the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual fundraising dinner in March, the group announced Friday.
In a statement, NRCC Chair Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said, "Governor Christie has become a highly regarded Republican since winning his gubernatorial race in 2009, and we are excited that he will be joining us in March. With his credentials and experience, his address will be of great value to our supporters as we continue to build on our historic gains for 2012."
Washington (CNN) – Just minutes after being handed the speaker's gavel by outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, new Speaker John Boehner is already asking for financial support.
In an email put out by the National Republican Congressional Committee, Boehner points out that "with President Obama in the White House and Democrats running the Senate, we're still outnumbered in Washington."
Washington (CNN) – It appears the band is sticking around for another two years.
The National Republican Congressional Committee will keep many of the key players from its top staff as the GOP goes from playing offense to most likely playing defense in the upcoming 2012 election cycle, a GOP source confirms to CNN.
(CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has announced its biggest fundraising month on record.
In a statement released by the NRCC, spokesman Ken Spain said, "By the end of today, the committee is expected to have raised $16 million for the month of October."
(CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) says they raised $11.2 million in the month of September.
"For the past seven weeks, the NRCC has outspent the DCCC on the air and we will continue to do everything within our power to retire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi," Ken Spain, NRCC Communications Director said.
Washington (CNN) - The air wars for control of the House of Representatives are heating up.
This week the National Republican Congressional Committee will begin spending $4.4 million to run television commercials in 45 districts. The ads are part of the Republican's strategy to go on the air early in hopes of locking up seats they think they can win back from the Democrats. The GOP needs a net gain of 39 seats in the midterm elections to regain the House, which Democrats have controlled the past four years.