The DCCC Gives Up on Stopping Barbara Comstock
We have reached the time of year where the party committees have to prioritize, and the longer-shot challengers and competitors suddenly feel the rug pulled out from under them. Tough luck, John Foust. She’s not quite congresswoman-elect Barbara Comstock#…#but …
The DCCC’s Gift Shop, Untouched Since the Holidays
MyDemocraticStore.com is “the official store of the Democrats 2014 campaign#…#paid for by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”
It has also not been updated since Christmas the holidays.
When you’re offering “I heart Obamacare” bumper stickers, maybe you’re just not getting …
The 2014 House Retirement Scorecard: Better Districts for GOP
Would you rather have fewer members of your party retiring, or more members of the other party retiring in swing districts?
At this point, eight House Democrats and 17 House Republicans are retiring at the end of their 2014 terms or aiming …
What Issue Is Missing from the DNC, DCCC, and DSCC Home Pages?
Now that the Obama administration assures us HealthCare.gov is working smoothly, Democrats have no reason to run away from Obamacare, right? After all, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz both assured us Democrats will …
DNC: We Haven’t Been Using the Term ‘War on Women,’ Really!
This is a pretty amazing comment in an article by Dave Weigel over at Slate:
In her fateful CNN appearance, right before she evaluated Ann Romney’s economics cred, Hilary Rosen begged the media to “just get rid …
NRCC: Go Ahead, Democrats, Give Occupy Wall Street a Big Hug!
Everyone made a stir when the DCCC started tying themselves politically to the Occupy Wall Street protests, with good reason.
The National Republican Congressional Committee likes their odds of getting more support by standing on the other side.
It sounds …
The NRCC’s Pretty Good February
The National Republican Congressional Committee feels pretty good about their latest monthly fundraising numbers, $4.9 million during February,
That’s $3 million more than last month, and their cash on hand is now $4.3 million; they’ve paid off $1 million in debt. Their …
The DCCC’s Web Site Becomes a Metaphor
Much like the stimulus, the DCCC’s grammatically challenged “When Are the Jobs” web site is not working.
DCCC: When Are the Jobs? And Who Taught Us How to Write?
The DCCC, facing a steep comeback trail in 2012, has made its first move, launching a web site entitled “When Are the Jobs?”
I know, that doesn’t really make sense and is barely a sentence. The DCCC doesn’t just …
New DCCC Head: Yes, We Want Pelosi to Be Speaker Again
The NRCC is giddy this morning:
Dem campaign chief: Goal is making Pelosi Speaker again
House Democrats’ goal is to make Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the Speaker of the House again, their campaign chairman said Wednesday evening.
Rep. Steve Israel (N….
Are Democrats Set to Win the Get-Out-the-Vote Fight in 2014?
Hmmm. The Atlantic’s Molly Ball takes a long look at the respective get-out-the-vote operations of Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas and sees a familiar disparity:
Republicans now have 11 offices open across Arkansas, party officials told me, all of them staffed …
The DSCC: The Affordable Care Act? What Affordable Care Act?
Give credit where it’s due; unlike back in December, the homepage of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee now prominently features a section dealing with Obamacare/The Affordable Care Act, entitled “Faces of Repeal,” contending “millions of Americans will be hurt …
Democratic House Challengers, Suddenly Silent on Health Care
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization aiming to take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, touts 20 of their top challengers to GOP incumbents as “Jumpstart Candidates.”
Earlier this week I noted that the words “Affordable Care …
Republican Ekes Out 40-Point Win in Missouri Special Election
This is what happens when national Democrats pretend a special U.S. House election isn’t happening: Republican Jason Smith wins 67 percent to 27 percent over Democrat Steve Hodges, 42,145 votes to 17,203 votes. Yes, it’s a conservative district, but this is a …
NRCC: We’re $4 Million Ahead of DCCC in Cash on Hand
The National Republican Congressional Committee, whose mission is to preserve GOP control of the House, sends along word that they have enjoyed their best October fundraising in a non-election year ever, raising $4.56 million and leaving the committee with $13.8 million in …
NRCC: Hey, the Democrats Finally Found Something They Can Cut!
Folks at the National Republican Congressional Committee are having a good laugh over this…
IN NOVEMBER 2010, THE DCCC SAID IT WAS TARGETING 61 DISTRICTS CARRIED BY OBAMA: “The DCCC has identified 61 seats currently held by Republicans in districts that Barack …
When Will the ‘When Are the Jobs’ Site Be Fixed?
Fascinating: The DCCC is still issuing press releases that cite their “When Are The Jobs” web site, even though the day-counting clock on the web site broke some time ago.
March 14: According to the running clock at the Democratic Congressional …
The DCCC’s Attack-First, Get-the-Facts-Later Strategy
A beautiful “Doh!” moment, down in Tennessee:
Democratic officials have spent the past month savaging freshman Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, claiming he betrayed constituents by campaigning against the new health- care reform law, then signing up for government health insurance …
DCCC: Debt Could Consume Campaigns
A Washington Republican points out to me that one of the big narratives throughout the 2008 cycle was the National Republican Congressional Committee, tasked with chipping away at the Democrats’ 40-seat margin in the House, could not possibly compete or go …
I’ll Bet You Could Have Lost 63 Seats at Half the Price
I mentioned this in the Jolt, but it’s worth emphasizing again.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $54.8 million during the last fund-raising period (Oct. 14 through Nov. 22) and was left with $19.5 million in debt. The DCCC had just over $3 …