Nunn campaign defends early campaign memo
July 28th, 2014
03:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Nunn campaign defends early campaign memo

(CNN) – Georgia Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn's campaign is defending Monday an early campaign plan detailing challenges the U.S. Senate hopeful might face in courting voters and outreach strategy, after the internal memo was leaked.

Republicans have jumped on the document, obtained by the conservative National Review, as an effort by the Democrat's campaign to exploit voters, while Nunn's team is pushing back, underscoring that the document was "...a draft of a document that was written eight months ago" and was always subject to alternation.

"Like all good plans, they change" campaign manager Jeff DiSantis said in a statement.

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn
McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'
July 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET
3 months ago

McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign said it expects to file a challenge "within the next ten days" to the results from last month's GOP Senate primary runoff in Mississippi.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mitchell Tyner, McDaniel's lead attorney, also had a pointed evaluation of the tactics used by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign and allied groups, accusing them of "race bating" in their strategy to garner support from African American Democrats to edge out McDaniel in the runoff.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
Pro-Warren group announces $1 million raised for candidates
July 16th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Pro-Warren group announces $1 million raised for candidates

(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.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Elizabeth Warren • Netroots Nation • PCCC
Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records
July 15th, 2014
03:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Fundraising in Kentucky Senate race breaks records

(CNN) - It's a fundraising showdown in one of the nation's high stakes Senate contest this year.

Democratic challenger Alison Grimes' campaign announced Tuesday it brought in over $4 million in the past three months - the most a senate candidate in the state has raised during a quarter fundraising period - with $6.2 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Tea party leader argues for immigration reform
May 14th, 2014
05:39 PM ET
5 months ago

Tea party leader argues for immigration reform

(CNN) – Bucking the general hesitation on the right to move forward with immigration reform in a midterm year, Sal Russo, a leading tea party activist, is making the case for conservatives to take the lead on the issue.

A co-founder for the Tea Party Express, Russo called on Congress to fix a "flawed and broken" system to keep pace with a growing economy.

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Filed under: 2014 • Grover Norquist • Immigration • Tea Party • Tea Party Express
Clay Aiken's star power put to the test in North Carolina
May 5th, 2014
02:16 PM ET
6 months ago

Clay Aiken's star power put to the test in North Carolina

(CNN) – Second place won't cut it this time.

North Carolina voters head to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary. And that means it's show time for Clay Aiken, the 2003 "American Idol" runner-up-turned Democratic congressional candidate.

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Filed under: 2014 • North Carolina • Renee Ellmers