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<p>Justin Barasky, Communications

March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Justin Barasky, Communications Director for the DSCC, released the following statement about Rob Portman’s latest negative attack:

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<p>Justin Barasky, Communications

March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Justin Barasky, Communications Director for the DSCC, released the following statement about American Crossroads continued efforts to prop up vulnerable New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte:

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<p>Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the

March 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement this afternoon on Senator Barbara Mikulski's announcement and the Maryland US Senate race:

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<p>With just one day left before a

February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

With just one day left before a potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Rob Portman today voted against funding the agency and in favor of a shutdown. The bill that Portman opposed would fully fund DHS without politically motivated policy riders and passed the Senate on a bipartisan basis.

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<p>Ron Johnson has <a href="https://www

February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ron Johnson has once again stepped in it while trying to defend his support for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. Yesterday on the Vicki McKenna radio show, Johnson agreed with the host who said there “will be no such thing as a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Excuse me?

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<p><span>Ron Johnson has been making

February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ron Johnson has been making the rounds on cable news, trying to publicly abdicate all responsibility for his role in driving us closer to a DHS shutdown. Today, despite chairing the Homeland Security Committee, Johnson essentially shrugged his shoulders when pushed on Fox News about his responsibility to strike a compromise.

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<p>With just five days until the

February 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

With just five days until the funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, and local first responders in Wisconsin already dealing with the fallout from Johnson’s political games, Republicans returned from recess with no plan to keep the agency operating.

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<p><span>Senator Jon Tester, Chair of

February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement this morning on Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s announcement that he is running for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat:

 

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<p>As the Republican Senate majority

February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

As the Republican Senate majority continues to move full speed ahead towards a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) despite the risks to national security and public safety, Ron Johnson is refusing to back down on his push to shut down the DHS. Just yesterday, Johnson urged his party to continue their political posturing:

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<p><span>As the Republican Senate

February 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

As the Republican Senate majority inches closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with no plan in sight, Ron Johnson continues to ignore the direct consequences of a DHS shutdown to Wisconsin – including the fact that a DHS shutdown could leave local fire departments lacking funding and without necessary equipment.

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<p>Facing a tough re-election fight,

February 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

Facing a tough re-election fight, Rob Portman has set a new standard for ridiculous DC political theater by introducing legislation intended to prevent government shutdowns while continuing to oppose the very obvious solution that would prevent a looming shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security.

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<p>At a time when our nation faces

February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

At a time when our nation faces unprecedented threats, Senators Mark Kirk, Roy Blunt, and John Boozman, have once more put politics over national security in voting against Ashton Carter’s nomination to be Sec

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<p>After Mark Kirk took heat for his

February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

After Mark Kirk took heat for his inflammatory remarks that Republicans “should build a number of coffins outside each Democratic office” if there was a terror attack during a potential DHS shutdown and that “all the dead Americans from [an attack] should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus,” it seems he has changed his tune after seeing some brutal poll

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<p>As the GOP majority inches closer to

February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

As the GOP majority inches closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), new polling shows voters in key Senate battlegrounds are turned off by the shutdown strategy and inclined to punish Senators like Mark Kirk and others at the ballot box. 

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<p>As Ron Johnson and the Republican

February 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

As Ron Johnson and the Republican Senate majority inch closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with no plan to keep the agency operating, Johnson hypocritically continues to talk about border security and even visited the southern border this weekend.

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<p>Refusing to heed the warning of

February 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Refusing to heed the warning of homeland security experts from both parties and without a plan to pass a commonsense clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, Senate Republicans senselessly attempted to pass an already doomed bill for the third time in three days.

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<p>Despite Homeland Security

February 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Despite Homeland Security Secretaries of both parties calling for passage of a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Republican Senators continue to leave our national security hanging in the balance by pushing bills that have no chance of becoming law.

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January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

 

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<p>Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson

January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson yesterday voted for a measure that experts say could increase the cost of energy for consumers, even potentially tripling the price of natural gas. A report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that increased exports meant price increases here at home.

 

A separate study found that unchecked natural gas exports could additionally harm domestic employment and manufacturing.

 

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<p>The Democratic Senatorial Campaign

January 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee today is announcing two key senior staff hires for the 2016 election cycle.

 

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