(CNN) - Democrats unveiled their "Make it in America" agenda Thursday to counter the Republican "Pledge for America," which they say is more of the same.
"Americans deserve to hear a real plan," said Democratic National Committee vice chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
(CNN) –Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Houston Mayor Bill White have spent most of the summer sparring over whether or not to have a debate in their race for the Governor's office with a deadlock being the apparent result.
"There is no formal debate," said Texans for Rick Perry Press Secretary Alejandro Garcia
White had until Sept.15th, a deadline set by Perry to submit the remainder of his tax returns which included returns from the 1990s when he worked under the Clinton Administration.
Candidates running for public office have no formal process when it comes to submitting their tax returns for public viewing. Garcia said it is up to the candidate to decide how they want to make their tax returns public this is separate from the campaign finance reports each candidate must file with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle is making a final push in the last two months before the Election Day to attract more Hispanic voters to the polls.
Angle has yet to release a Spanish language campaign ad, but a campaign spokesperson tells CNN the first commercial is on its way.
"We will be airing Spanish-language ads and continuing our grassroots outreach to the Hispanic community," Angle communications director Jarrod Agen said.
(CNN) - We've still got two months left until the 2010 midterm elections, but we now have our first television commercial of the 2012 presidential campaign. And the ad advocates for a person who says she has no intention of running for the White House.
"She has more experience working in and with the White House than most living presidents. She is one of the most admired women in our nation's history. Let's make sure the president we should have elected in 2008 will be on the ballot in 2012. Hillary 2012: Hillary Clinton for President. Start now. Where there's a Hill there's a way," says an ad that began running on television in New Orleans Wednesday.
The commercial was paid for by a Chicago dentist named William DeJean.
When asked why he put the ad up, DeJean told CNN Thursday that "I'm a dentist and I don't think this country is headed in the right direction."
Regarding Clinton, DeJean says "I think she is the most qualified."
Washington (CNN) - Officials are scrambling to ensure that voting this fall will occur as planned in one Texas county after a fire destroyed $30 million worth of voting equipment early Friday morning.
The fire in the Harris County Election Technology Center located in northeast Houston destroyed more than 10,000 pieces of voting equipment. The damage to the facility was so severe fire officials had to tear down the entire building, according to Harris County Clerk Spokesman Hector DeLeon.
But DeLeon said they're working to guarantee a trouble free election despite the fire.
"Our goal is still to conduct the election according to the guidelines," said DeLeon.
The lost equipment included everything from voting booths to eSlates, a computer-based machine used for collecting votes.
Washington (CNN) – Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin fired back at critics Wednesday, a day after EMILY's List, a women's group of abortion-rights advocates, launched a campaign against her.
In a Facebook message on the women's suffrage movement posted Wednesday, Palin responded to the group's attacks, part of a campaign titled "Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me."
"Unfortunately, I've recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office," said Palin. "Regardless of whether the many candidates I've had the honor of endorsing win or lose this time around, I support them because they boldly shake things up in their primary races."
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic women's political group EMILY's List launched a new campaign Tuesday, taking on conservative candidates endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"We didn't want Sarah Palin's voice to go unchallenged," EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock said at a Washington news conference. She said the campaign, 'Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me' is a way to "call upon women and men to let their voices be heard and to reject Palin's reactionary candidates and backward-looking agenda."
Palin has endorsed candidates in gubernatorial, Senate and Congressional races around the country, calling the women candidates she backed "mama grizzlies." EMILY's List has made its own series of endorsements in races nationwide.
Schriock said the campaign was created because the candidates Palin has endorsed are "extreme" and "bad for America."
Schriock focused criticism on candidates like Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.
(CNN) – The welcome wagon didn't exactly show up for the opening of Meg Whitman's new campaign office in East Los Angeles.
The Republican gubernatorial candidate's new outreach office was surrounded by a group of more than 100 protesters ranging from union workers to members of the Latino community Wednesday afternoon, according to California Labor Federation Director of Communications and Media Relations Steve Smith.
The Service Employees International Union Local 1877, a union workers group, the California Labor Federation and other local political activists organized the protest.
Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed yet another candidate-this time it's Brian Murphy, Maryland Republican candidate for governor.
In a statement posted on Palin's Facebook page, "I'm honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence."
"As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership," said Palin.