House election committees add millions to coffers
April 17th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

House election committees add millions to coffers

Washington (CNN) - The Republican and Democratic fundraising organizations in charge of electing party members to the House of Representatives each raised over $9 million in March, the two groups announced on Tuesday.

The National Republican Congressional Committee brought in $9.3 million last month, ending the period with $27.1 million in the bank.
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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • Fundraising • NRCC
Romney floats new proposals, Ann Romney calls Rosen controversy a 'present'
April 16th, 2012
09:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Romney floats new proposals, Ann Romney calls Rosen controversy a 'present'

(CNN) - A Mitt Romney campaign official responded Monday to reports the presumptive Republican presidential nominee floated the possibility of eliminating or restructuring certain government agencies, saying he was tossing out ideas, not unveiling policy.

At a fundraiser in Palm Beach Florida on Sunday, Romney included the elimination of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a restructuring of the Department of Education among his ideas aimed at reforming Washington, according to reports from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Gingrich faults fundraising for campaign changes
March 28th, 2012
08:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich faults fundraising for campaign changes

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich on Wednesday blamed cash flow for the downsizing of his presidential campaign, but reiterated his plan to stay in the race until another candidate receives the delegates necessary to capture the GOP nomination.

"We're staying in that's exactly why we're downsizing and doing what we need to to be able to stay in," Gingrich told WTOP radio in Washington, D.C. "I think you have to respond to reality and we had you know, cash flow shorter than we'd like it to be so we're doing the appropriate things to be able to campaign."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
More money flows into New York special election
May 11th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

More money flows into New York special election

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a $250,000 TV ad buy Wednesday for the special election in New York's 26th district, according to a Democratic source, one day after the conservative group American Crossroads announced a $350,000 ad buy in the same district.

The May 24th special election that pits Republican New York State Assembly member Jane Corwin against Democrat Kathleen Hochul and independent Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, a conservative former Democrat, is becoming a referendum of sorts on the House GOP budget plan.
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Filed under: Congress • New York
Happy birthday to the stimulus
February 17th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
4 years ago

Happy birthday to the stimulus

Washington (CNN) - February 17th marks the two year anniversary of the stimulus package as well as the two year anniversary of politicians and political organizations using the measure as a political football.

Signed into law by President Obama in February 2009, the bill passed Congress with minimal Republican support. Democrats said it would encourage job creation and promote investment. Republicans criticized the original $787 billion price-tag and argued that it green lighted new spending instead of tax cuts. Thursday GOP groups continued their critique of the measure and President Obama.
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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Stimulus
October 30th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin’s plan to stop Obama

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.

At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.

"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.
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Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia