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 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 …
The DNC’s Weird, Futile Gesture Against Boehner in Ohio
The DNC announced yesterday it will be spending some money in Speaker Boehner’s district on robocalls and web ads, tying him and the GOP leadership to the government shutdown.
The NRCC sends along word they will be launching an onlineYouTube …
Obamacare, Ending Health Insurance for Families as We Know It
Obamacare, the policy enacted by the party that keeps loudly bragging about standing for the “middle class” and “working families,” is spurring companies to ditch health-insurance coverage of their employees’ working spouses.
But wait, there’s more; companies that aren’t making …
The NRCC, Harvesting a New Message on the Vine
I’ll end the week by sharing two items from the Friday edition of the Morning Jolt. First, a Jolt/Campaign Spot exclusive . . .
The NRCC, Harvesting a New Message on the Vine
Are you familiar with Vine?
It’s sort …
That Other Big Political Fight in 2012
Over on the home page, a look at the GOP prospects for holding the House of Representatives in 2012. I figure it will get many comments and links and Facebook likes, as it’s one of our biggest articles.
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 …
After NY-9, 50 Democrat-Held House Seats Could Be Competitive
This is not to say Republicans will pick up 50 House seats in 2012. But if, indeed, we are in a national political environment where a D+5 district like New York’s 9th congressional district is “in play,” then it means we …
Two Big GOP Hires This Monday Morning
Two interesting bits of campaign hiring news, involving two men who played key roles in the GOP wins in the midterms:
First, a big hire for Tim Pawlenty: “Fox News has learned former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will announce on …
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 …
NRCC: Please Bring President Obama to Red House Districts!
Yesterday, to discuss the referenda in Crimea and the crisis in Ukraine on “Meet the Press,” the White House dispatched… Dan Pfeiffer. You know, the guy who was previously communications director for the Obama campaign. And before that, a spokesman …
Lose the Wolf, Gain the Love
Two big retirements in the House of Representatives today.
Frank Wolf, a Republican who represents Virginia’s tenth district and has served in Congress since 1981, is retiring. His district includes parts of Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, and Warren …
Wrong Time for Boehner to Ask Anti-Amnesty GOP Donors for Cash
A recent NRCC fundraising e-mail begins:
[Name], this can’t be right.
Chairman Walden just emailed me a list of NRCC members for 2013, and I don’t see your name.
You’ve been one of the NRCC’s most loyal supporters in …
Meet the House Republicans the NRCC Wants to Help Most
Today’s Morning Jolt features… (sigh) yes, some Bob Filner and Carlos Danger Anthony Weiner revelations and reaction, but also an eye on the upcoming lower-ticket campaigns that might not get nearly as much attention…
Looking at the House Races and …
Not-Quite-Maddow Stars in New NRCC Ad
The NRCC has fun emulating Rachel Maddow in their latest web video, hitting President Obama for holding up the Keystone XL Pipeline project.
“Lean Backwards.” Well, it’s safer than leaning forward when you’re atop Hoover Dam.
NRCC: Stand With the AFL-CIO, Not Obama, on the Keystone Pipeline!
On Twitter, I asked this morning, “Does anyone doubt that if the Keystone Pipeline ran through must-win swing states for Obama, he would have instantly approved?”
The NRCC is going after Democrats like Ohio Rep. Betty Sutton , arguing that by …
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 …
NRCC Hits Democrat Marshall in Nevada
The NRCC takes to the airwaves in Nevada, hitting Democrat Kate Marshall for supporting tax increases. They also imply that Nevada’s recent severe economic troubles can be laid at her feet, but I’m not sure how much voters …
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 Obama …
NRCC: Even Democrats Outside D.C. Know We Must Cut Spending
If you thought you would never see the National Republican Congressional Committee speaking well of Democrats like California governor Jerry Brown, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, departing Chicago mayor Richard Daley, and New York governor Andrew Cuomo . . . well, here’s their …