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<p><strong>GOP SENATE DYSFUNCTION

March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

GOP SENATE DYSFUNCTION RETIRES ONE OF THEIR OWN. The first two months of the Republican-controlled Senate has been nothing short of a disaster. They’ve undermined national security by leading us to the brink of a DHS shutdown, signed a dangerously shortsighted letter to Iran during sensitive negotiations, attacked women’s health at the expense of human trafficking victims and refused to hold a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch.

The GOP Senate’s dysfunction is so bad that it retired a Senator from their own party.

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<p><strong><em>*Similar releases will

March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

*Similar releases will be sent today targeting Republican Senators in Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire*

As the Senate wrapped up a slew of budget amendment votes Ron Johnson’s priorities were on full display, and now he has to begin the difficult work of trying to explain his indefensible votes to his constituents back home.

Below is just a sampling of where Ron Johnson voted against Wisconsin’s best interests:

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<p><em>DSCC Chair Jon Tester issued the

March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

DSCC Chair Jon Tester issued the following statement about Harry Reid's announcement and the Nevada Senate race:

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<p><strong>TO: Interested Parties<

March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: DSCC

RE: Republicans Hiding On Medicare

DATE: 3/26/15

As we approach a slew of amendment votes on the budget in the Senate, one thing has been made imminently clear – vulnerable Republican Senators up for re-election in 2016 are running scared from their records of voting to end Medicare as we know it.

What They’re Saying (Or Not Saying) Now

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<p>After Ron Johnson explained that the

March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

After Ron Johnson explained that the GOP budget strategy is to remain vague and cagey on actual details, it seems he may be warming up to one possible detail –  he wants to cut federal student aid.

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<p><em>The DSCC issued the following

March 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

The DSCC issued the following statement from Communications Director Justin Barasky on Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS’ newest ridiculously false attack ads against Harry Reid & Michael Bennet:

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<p>In the new Republican-controlled

March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the new Republican-controlled Senate Budget Committee’s first legislative session last Thursday, Pat Toomey successfully added an amendment that weakens consumer protections by attacking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB works to protect Pennsylvanians who are treated unfairly by predatory lenders. Since 2011, the CFPB has fielded just over 13,000 complaints in Pennsylvania. 

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<p>In the new Republican-controlled

March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the new Republican-controlled Senate Budget Committee’s first legislative session last Thursday, Kelly Ayotte voted for an amendment that weakens consumer protections by attacking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB works to protect Granite Staters who are treated unfairly by predatory lenders. Since 2011, the CFPB has fielded over 2,000 complaints in New Hampshire. 

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<p>After a <a href="http://www.dscc.org

March 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

After a shocking report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel detailed Ron Johnson’s appalling lack of action after a whistleblower brought complaints about the Tomah VA to his office, Johnson has spent the past two weeks coming up with excuse after excuse to try and explain away his failures. Now, as we enter week 3, will Ron Johnson finally step up and accept responsibility for letting these whistleblower complaints die in a "the equivalent of a Congressional black hole"?

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<p><strong>SENATE REPUBLICANS CAN’T

March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

SENATE REPUBLICANS CAN’T GOVERN: HUMAN TRAFFICKING EDITION: It seems we’re given weekly examples of just how irresponsibly Senate Republicans plan on governing this Congress.

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<p>As the Budget Committee begins

March 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

As the Budget Committee begins marking up the Republican budget, one thing is already clear – the new majority and Senators like Kelly Ayotte are working as hard as they can to be intentionally vague about how they plan to achieve their savings. Budget Committee member Kelly Ayotte has already been on record supporting the dangerous Ryan budget that would gut Medicare and increases costs for seniors as well as a dangerous plan that would force cuts to Social Security.

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<p>As local press in Wisconsin <a href=

March 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

As local press in Wisconsin skewered Ron Johnson last week for failing to act on whistleblower complaints about the Tomah VA brought to the attention of his office, Johnson tried everything from denial to blaming colleague Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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<p>In a move that one Missouri outlet

March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

In a move that one Missouri outlet says will “highlight the senator’s links to lobbyists,” longtime Washington insider Roy Blunt has hired his lobbyist son to manage his campaign. Some in the Missouri GOP have already lamented Blunt’s too-close ties to lobbyists and his “Washington baggage.”

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<p>In 2012, Wisconsin Senator Ron

March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

In 2012, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was allegedly ready to purge most of his DC-based staff in order to “refocus his efforts on political messaging.” At the time, Roll Call noted that “he could also be creating political jeopardy for himself in Wisconsin by pivoting so publicly to focus on political messaging…”

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<p align="center"><em>Johnson Voted

March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Johnson Voted Three Times For Ryan Budget That Would Turn Medicare Into A Voucher And Increase Costs For Seniors

 

The newly released Republican Senate budget attempts to remain vague enough that voters won’t immediately see the new majority’s desire to dismantle Medicare and balance the budget on the backs of seniors. But Ron Johnson hasn’t been so subtle.

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<p>Continuing his trend of outlandish

March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Continuing his trend of outlandish and offensive rhetoric, Mark Kirk once again showed he just can’t help himself. This time, Kirk has compared Senate Democrats who are defending the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions to defenders of slavery in the 1850s.

From Roll Call, referring to Senate Democrats who are standing strong against an abortion provision that was snuck into the anti-trafficking bill:

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<p>In 2012, Wisconsin Senator Ron

March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

In 2012, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was allegedly ready to purge most of his DC-based staff in order to “refocus his efforts on political messaging.” At the time, Roll Call noted that “he could also be creating political jeopardy for himself in Wisconsin by pivoting so publicly to focus on political messaging…”

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<p>After a week of <a href="http://www

March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

After a week of bad press for Ron Johnson following a report detailing a shocking lack of action after VA whistleblower complaints were brought to the attention of his office, Johnson tried to save face during a recent radio interview.

His excuse for his appalling lack of response? His staff was busy “doing job interviews and stuff.”

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March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Arizona Republic: “McCain of all people should know better” than to “stomp on the constitution”

 

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<p>In the days following the stunning

March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the days following the stunning report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that found Ron Johnson’s office ignored complaints from a VA whistleblower and then purposely misled the public on what action he had taken, local TV stations across Wisconsin are slamming Johnson for his appalling lack of action.

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