8:29 PM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Steve Israel is stepping down.
"Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) will leave his job as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after Republicans gained at least a dozen House seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections," the Huffington Post reports. "Israel confirmed his intention to step down to The Huffington Post."
“I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do over any term. I’m not going to stay on as D.C.C.C. chair,” the Times quoted Israel as saying. Israel, DCCC chair since December 2010, told Newsday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked him to serve for another election cycle, but he declined.
House Democrats lost at least 12 seats in Tuesday’s election, giving Republicans their largest majority in the lower chamber of Congress since the 1940s. Some races remained too close to call on Wednesday.
1:01 PM, Nov 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
This election might determine whether the "climate crisis" is solved, former Vice President Al Gore claims. The former politician makes the statement in a fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
"Here's what I believe," writes Gore.
"There is nothing more pressing in our time than confronting and solving the climate crisis.
"We have no time to spare. We must act now. Luckily, we have all the tools we need to solve this challenge. All we need is political will -- but political will is a renewable resource!
4:01 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
It looks like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is bracing for a bad election next week. At least, that's what they're openly telling supporters.
The latest alarmist fundraising email from the Democratic group has this subject line: "Accept Defeat."
"We are completely out of ideas," the first line of the email reads.
"After Hillary Clinton emailed you this morning to ask for help, we really thought we would be in a better place.
2:35 PM, Oct 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democrats "are completely out of ideas." That line isn't from the head of the Republican National Committee; it's what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch.
"We are completely out of ideas," reads the opening of an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
5:59 PM, Sep 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democrats continue to sound the alarm. The latest fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has this subject line: "kiss any hope goodbye."
"Here’s what happening: A just released Rasmussen poll shows the race for Congress is TIED, 4O%-4O%," the email reads.
"Here’s what it means: Control of Congress is at stake in the final month of this election.
1:28 PM, Jun 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hoping that fear will cause Democrats to donate money. The latest plea comes in an email with this subject line: "kiss all hope goodbye."
"Today, in a closed door meeting, Boehner announced he’s transferring $1,5OO,OOO.OO into Republican campaign coffers dedicated to growing the Tea Party majority," the opening of the email reads.
"This news could not come at a worse time. Earlier this month, Boehner authorized $3O,2OO,OOO.OO targeting top Democrats nationwide.
7:35 PM, Jun 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is giving away a signed copy of Hillary Clinton's latest memoir, Hard Choices. In an email sent out to the DCCC's list, Nancy Pelosi says the book will be given to someone who signs an e-card thanking Clinton for serving this nation.
"My only interest is making sure that when I look back 20 years from now..."7:02 AM, May 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a fundraiser last night in Chicago, President Barack Obama signaled that he's interested in his legacy as a president and insisted that he's willing to work with anyone.
Raising money to win back the House.7:02 AM, May 29, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Later this evening, President Barack Obama will head to his hometown of Chicago to attend two Democratic party fundraisers aimed to help his party help win back the House of Representatives from the Republicans.
"In the afternoon, the President will travel to Chicago. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at O’Hare International Airport are open press," Obama's schedule reads.
4:32 PM, May 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In an email to supporters of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi encouraged readers to sign a petition to "declare your support" for Obamacare ahead of the House plan to hold a vote on repealing the unpopular health care law. The email, which had the subject line "this has gotten out of control,"claims that the vote to repeal is "worthless," particularly because "a real repeal would actually COST money rather than save it."
Read the whole email from Pelosi below:
7:08 PM, Sep 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A recent email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which focuses on getting Democratic party members elected to the House of Representatives, announces a contest to find the "Worst. Republican. Ever."
2:56 PM, Aug 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a desperate plea for money, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is telling potential donors that "Mitt Romney will sell America out if he becomes President." The Democrat is arguing that, in order to prevent this, one should make a donation.
9:02 AM, Jun 27, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rep. Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is urging Democratic candidates to skip his party's national convention in September.
"If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts," Israel reportedly said at a Reuters conference, according to Reuters.
"I don't care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now," he said. "I think (candidates) should be in their districts," rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3-6.
11:19 AM, Oct 10, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
From an email sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC):