Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(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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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
Progressive group fundraises for NSA leaker's legal defense
June 10th, 2013
04:24 PM ET
10 months ago

Progressive group fundraises for NSA leaker's legal defense

Updated 7:20 p.m. ET Monday 6/10

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.
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Filed under: NSA • PCCC
Progressive group hits McConnell on guns
February 5th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Progressive group hits McConnell on guns

(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.
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Filed under: Mitch McConnell • PCCC
Progressive group hits milestone in support of Warren
September 5th, 2012
02:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Progressive group hits milestone in support of Warren

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.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • PCCC
Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days
June 2nd, 2012
11:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Democratic group makes $100k Wisconsin push in final days

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Bob McDonnell • Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • PCCC • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Fresh ads in Wisconsin recall, fresh off Tuesday election
May 9th, 2012
10:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Fresh ads in Wisconsin recall, fresh off Tuesday election

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • PCCC • RGA • Scott Walker • Tom Barrett • Wisconsin
Progressive group pushes back at Democratic legislators
April 20th, 2012
05:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Progressive group pushes back at Democratic legislators

(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.
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Filed under: Democrats • PCCC
Progressive groups warm to president over deficit reduction plan
September 19th, 2011
04:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Progressive groups warm to president over deficit reduction plan

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.
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Filed under: MoveOn • PCCC • President Obama
National politics ascend on Wisconsin elections
July 20th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
3 years ago

National politics ascend on Wisconsin elections

(CNN) – The recall elections of state senators in Wisconsin are receiving increased national attention, with both sides of the political aisle capitalizing on the events.

The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, a conservative political action committee, used Tuesday's race as a fundraising opportunity while Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal advocacy group, and Democracy For America launched an ad in Wisconsin.
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Filed under: PCCC • Wisconsin
Progressive Dems threaten Obama over debt ceiling
July 15th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Progressive Dems threaten Obama over debt ceiling

(CNN) – The liberal advocacy group Progressive Change Campaign Committee delivered 200,000 pledges to President Obama's campaign headquarters Friday, demanding he hold their line in debt ceiling negotiations or lose their support.

The group wants a potential agreement to include tax increases on higher income earners instead of cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicaid and Medicaid, the committee's co-founder Adam Green said Friday. Members of the group said they will not contribute to or volunteer for the president's reelection campaign unless their conditions are met.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Democrats • PCCC • President Obama
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