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Published: 03/22/11

Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden Warns Party

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden Warns Party

Democrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. "I am writing to you today because at a moment when the stakes are highest, Democrats in the Senate face the toughest electoral climate we've seen in a long time," he said in his e-mail from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Politico reported. "Democrats are defending 23 seats in 2012, five of which are open. Republicans only need to pick up four to take control of the Senate," Biden wrote. In late January, ...

Published: 03/9/11

Obama's Education Trip: As Much About Campaigning as Classrooms

By  Alex Wagner - Politics Daily
Obama's Education Trip: As Much About Campaigning as Classrooms

Given President Obama's recent (and very public) focus on education, one might think that he was stepping above the partisan fray to tackle long-term "strategic investments in America's future," as the White House would put it. Having decided that March is, unofficially, Education Month, the commander in chief went on the road to tout education reform, a historically bipartisan issue. But a closer read of Obama's message -- and the fact that his visits were coupled with party fundraisers -- are signs that this effort wasn't simply about schools and teaching. Despite whatever consensus exists...

Published: 11/30/10

Sen. Patty Murray to Lead Democrats in Bid to Hold Senate in 2012

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Sen. Patty Murray to Lead Democrats in Bid to Hold Senate in 2012

Sen. Patty Murray, the mom in tennis shoes who narrowly won re-election to a fourth term on Nov. 2, will lead Democrats in what is likely to be a struggle to hold their majority in the Senate in 2012. After prodding from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Murray accepted the post of chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. As such, she will head up fundraising and recruitment for the Democrats who lost six seats in the midterm election, but retained a 53-47 majority. "Senate Republicans made clear only days after the last election that defeating President Obama was the top...

Published: 11/12/10

Democrats Ask Colorado Sen. Bennet to Head DSCC, Sources Say

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Democrats Ask Colorado Sen. Bennet to Head DSCC, Sources Say

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has been asked by Majority Leader Harry Reid to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Politico reported Friday, citing a senior party source. The freshman senator did not immediately decide whether to take the post, which would put him in charge of the Capitol Hill panel devoted to electing Democrats. Reid made the overture during a conversation Tuesday, Politico said. Bennet, the former Denver schools chief, hung on to his seat by fewer than 16,000 votes over GOP challenger Ken Buck after an expensive race that featured nasty TV ads. He was appoi...

Published: 10/15/10

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Raised Record $15 Million Last Month

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Raised Record $15 Million Last Month

It's the election season of record-breaking fundraising, and the eye-popping numbers are bipartisan. On Friday the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported it raised $15.5 million in September, its largest one-month total ever. The haul was more than double what the DSCC took in during August, The Hill reported. "Democrats are increasingly unified and motivated in the final stretch of the midterm elections," DSCC Executive Director J.B. Poersch (pictured) said in a statement. "As Republicans nominate extremists who want to return to the failed Bush economic policies of the past, D...

Published: 09/21/10

Democrats' National Campaigns Rake in More Money Than GOP in August

By  Tom Diemer - Politics Daily
Democrats' National Campaigns Rake in More Money Than GOP in August

Hoping against hope? Despite polls indicating big trouble in the midterms, the Democratic Party's national campaign committees out-raised and out-spent their Republican counterparts in August. The Democratic National Committee raised $10.9 million last month, compared to the $7.9 million collected by the rival Republican National Committee, the Washington Post reported. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (known on Capitol Hill as the D-Triple-C) bested the comparable GOP committees by $1.7 million, collecting $8.3 million for U.S. House candidates. It's worth noting that the ...

Published: 07/7/10

New Breed of GOP Groups Rises to Party's Challenges

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
New Breed of GOP Groups Rises to Party's Challenges

WASHINGTON (July 7) -- Depending on whom you ask, the proliferation of new conservative groups here represents either a "shadow" Republican Party aimed at getting around the dysfunctional real thing or a political renaissance by a GOP that sees its best chance in years to regain power in the capital. A combination of factors -- from the gaffe-prone chairman of the Republican National Committee to the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United case to the Democrats' continued unpopularity -- has spurred a new generation of right-leaning advocacy groups, think tanks and polling groups. Among the ...

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