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<p>As the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary

July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

As the 50th Anniversary of Medicare approaches, the DSCC is highlighting the various ways in which vulnerable Republican Senators like Pat Toomey have sought to undermine and dismantle Medicare.

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<p>As the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary

July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

As the 50th Anniversary of Medicare approaches, the DSCC is highlighting the various ways in which vulnerable Republican Senators like Pat Toomey have sought to undermine and dismantle Medicare.

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<p><strong><em>In light of Medicare’s

July 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

In light of Medicare’s 50th anniversary, this week the DSCC will hammer Republican Senators & candidates for their terrible records on Medicare. Our effort is called “GOP Medicare Memories” and will dive into their voting records, history of anti-Medicare statements, and feature a paid digital component on Facebook and Twitter as well as a fundraising push.

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<p><strong>DSCC BESTS NRSC IN JUNE,

July 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

DSCC BESTS NRSC IN JUNE, FIRST HALF OF YEAR FUNDRAISING. The DSCC reported another strong fundraising month, raising $5.6 million in June, $1.5 million more than the NRSC, and reporting $8.9 cash-on-hand, $2.4 million more than the NRSC. The DSCC has now outraised the NRSC in four out of six months this cycle despite being in the minority, and has already outraised the NRSC by a total of $3 million this cycle -- $27 million to $23.9 million.

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<p>Mark Kirk spent the weekend

July 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mark Kirk spent the weekend frantically attempting to walk back his inflammatory charge that President Obama wants “to get nukes to Iran” and that thousands in the Middle East would lose their lives “because of this decision by Barack Hussein Obama.” He also compared the Iran deal to Nazi appeasement pre-World War II. After once again finding himself amid a firestorm of criticism, Kirk tried to backtrack, suggesting that “That was me being too carried away.”

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<p><em>DSCC Communications Director

July 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

DSCC Communications Director Justin Barasky released the following statement on lobbyist turned Congressman Jolly’s announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination in the Florida Senate race:

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<p><strong>LOPEZ-CANTERA’S EPIC

July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

LOPEZ-CANTERA’S EPIC DISASTER OF A ROLLOUT. Florida Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera officially announced his bid for Senate this week, joining an already crowded primary field. The reaction to Lopez-Cantera’s big announcement was less than enthusiastic – but how much enthusiasm can you expect when you’ve been wasting taxpayer money and not doing your job? Don’t just take it from us, the headlines surrounding Lopez-Cantera’s announcement speak for themselves…

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<p>Today, Senator Toomey chose to

July 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Today, Senator Toomey chose to protect millionaires and billionaires rather than support an amendment that would expand access to high-quality preschool programs. Senator Toomey joined Republican Senators up for re-election next year in voting to kill the Casey amendment to expand access to quality early childhood education.

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<p><em>DSCC Communications Director

July 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

DSCC Communications Director Justin Barasky released the following statement on Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s candidacy for the Republican nomination:

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<p>The Student Non-Discrimination Act

July 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) would prohibit discrimination against LBGT youth in schools, a worthy goal that should have no partisan boundaries. But unfortunately, several Republican Senators up for re-election next year sunk this legislation by voting no on protecting these students. GOP Senators voting no included Senators Burr, Grassley, McCain, Paul and Toomey.

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<p>As questions abound as to just how

July 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

As questions abound as to just how much Kelly Ayotte exerted political pressure to obstruct progress on the New Hampshire state budget for political purposes, her GOP allies in the state are going to bat for her and refusing to release records about the matter.

From WMUR:

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<p>As Kelly Ayotte catches heat back

July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

As Kelly Ayotte catches heat back home for allegedly interfering in the state’s budget process in order to foil her potential political opponent, it’s worth recalling a similar incident from 2010. Back then, it was revealed that, as Attorney General, Ayotte used her official email account to discuss and strategize on partisan politics with a political advisor.

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<p>Kelly Ayotte is catching heat in New

July 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Kelly Ayotte is catching heat in New Hampshire for putting her own political ambition ahead of the people of New Hampshire by allegedly interfering in the state’s budget process in the name of political gain.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party filed a right-to-know request last week seeking information about Ayotte’s political operation alleged meddling in the state budget process and exerting political pressure in a desperate attempt to prop up her reelection effort. 

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<p>Ron Johnson has tried for weeks to

July 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ron Johnson has tried for weeks to avoid questions about his shady 2010 campaign finance scheme, while also refusing to answer Russ Feingold’s proposed “Badger Pledge” to stop outside money. But last week, the questions got a little harder to dodge after Johnson was hit with an FEC complaint regarding the $10 million “deferred compensation” package he was awarded by his company after spending $9 million of his own money on his Senate race.

As Roll Call reports:

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<p><strong>TO: Interested Parties<

July 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: DSCC

DATE: July 13, 2015

RE: Richard Burr’s Vulnerability & The North Carolina Senate Race

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<p><strong>FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: DEM

July 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: DEM CHALLENGERS SEE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT IN BATTLEGROUND STATES. With second quarter fundraising numbers rolling in, it’s clear that Democratic candidates are seeing a groundswell of support in battleground states.

WISCONSIN – FEINGOLD BESTS JOHNSON. Russ Feingold raised over $2.2 million in his first quarter in the race, besting Johnson – something incredibly rare for a challenger.

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<p><strong>FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: DEM

July 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP: DEM CHALLENGERS SEE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT IN BATTLEGROUND STATES. With second quarter fundraising numbers rolling in, it’s clear that Democratic candidates are seeing a groundswell of support in battleground states.

WISCONSIN – FEINGOLD BESTS JOHNSON. Russ Feingold raised over $2.2 million in his first quarter in the race, besting Johnson – something incredibly rare for a challenger.

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<p><em>Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the

July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the DSCC, issued the following statement announcing the Committee’s support of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in Illinois:

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<p><strong>TO: Interested Parties<

July 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: Tom Lopach, Executive Director

DATE: July 9, 2015

RE: Florida Republicans Brace For A Bloody Primary

 

Florida is a reliable swing state in every election year at every level, and 2016 is no different. But as the Florida Senate race takes shape, one thing stands out – Republicans are about to endure one of the most damaging, costly, and overall nasty primaries in recent memory.

GOP Mayhem

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<p>As senators return to DC this week

July 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

As senators return to DC this week after recess, Ron Johnson will find that the holiday weekend didn’t erase the major questions still looming about his shady 2010 campaign finance scheme.   After Johnson put $9 million of his own money into his 2010 race, he was conveniently awarded a $10 million “deferred compensation” package from his company.

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