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.
(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.
(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."
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.
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.
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.