(CNN) - As liberals flock to Detroit this week for a major progressive confab, a leading grassroots group announced a big fundraising haul to help Democratic candidates ahead of the midterm elections.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said Wednesday that it raised over $1 million this campaign cycle. The report comes a day before the kickoff of Netroots Nation, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country.
Washington (CNN) - A leading grassroots liberal group is forming a book club to try and help boost Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new book to best seller status.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announcement Tuesday that it's forming a national progressive book club comes on the same day of the official book release from the freshman senator from Massachusetts. The group is encouraging its nearly one million members to purchase Warren's memoir, titled "A Fighting Chance," and spread it on social media.
(CNN) - Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.
Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.
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Washington (CNN) - A progressive group upset with news about the breadth of the Obama Administration's surveillance efforts started raising money Monday to help self-confessed leaker Edward Snowden's legal defense.
Snowden admitted Sunday he leaked information to The Guardian and The Washington Post about the large, classified telephone and internet surveillance programs aimed at thwarting terrorism.
(CNN) – A group whose aim is to elect progressive Democrats to Congress released an ad Tuesday hitting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for opposing gun control legislation while receiving campaign donations from gun manufacturers.
The spot, from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, will run on broadcast and cable television in McConnell's home state, as well as in Washington, D.C., including on CNN. The group said they would spend $27,000 initially to air the ad for one week.
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Hours before Elizabeth Warren speaks in prime at the Democratic convention, a leading progressive group backing the Democrat's Senate nominee in Massachusetts will announce they've raised $1 million for her bid to defeat Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
In addition, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) also tells CNN that they've received more than 50,000 grassroots donations that will be directed to Warren's campaign, with the average donation being $16.
(CNN) - The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced on Saturday it is spending $100,000 in the last five days before the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote.
This latest spend brings the PCCC's investment supporting the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, plus his lieutenant and several state legislators, to $300,000, the group said, with two thirds of that coming in the last two weeks.
(CNN) – Groups on both sides of the political aisle launched new ads in Wisconsin Wednesday morning, after a Democratic challenger was picked to face incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election.
The Republican Governors Association aimed their fire at Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday. The 30-second spot criticized Barrett's record as mayor, charging him with increasing taxes, government spending and unemployment, a consistent line of attack from Republican groups in the state.
(CNN) – A progressive group is again taking on some Democratic state legislators, calling on Friday for them to drop their membership or association with the American Legislative Exchange Council.
ALEC bills itself as a think tank and research resource that brings together state legislators and private business leaders. It says it does not lobby, but holds meetings which bring together legislators and business leaders, as well as provides draft legislation and research to state policymakers.
Washington (CNN) - Two leading national progressive groups that have been critical of President Barack Obama are applauding the president's plan to reduce the nation's budget deficit.
Obama released his long-awaited plan Monday, outlining a roughly $3 trillion savings blueprint that includes $1.5 trillion in new revenue generated largely by higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a proposal strongly opposed by GOP leaders who insist that any tax increase will undermine an already weak economy. The president's proposals include a new tax surcharge that could also be imposed on millionaires, the "Buffett Rule," named after investor Warren Buffett, who argues that the richest Americans are not taxed enough.