Monday - May 29, 2017
Politics - Parties, Candidates

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from politicians, candidates and interested parties - covering the U.S. political arena including state and national political parties.

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RNC Issues Statement on Montana Special Election
WASHINGTON, May 26 -- The Republican National Committee issued the following statement by Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:

"Tonight Montanans spoke and chose to send a conservative voice to Washinton. Once again, voters responded to President Trump's call to protect the hard work this administration has done to reform a burdensome tax code, cut onerous regulations, and relieve hardworking taxpayers across the country from the rising costs of Obamacare," said Chairwoman McDaniel.

"Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte was right to apologize for his actions in Wednesday's incident.

"Tonight's apology ... Show Full Article

Wisconsin Republican Party Issues Statement on Plan to Freeze Tuition
MADISON, Wis., May 25 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following statement by Executive Director Mark Morgan on the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee supported a plan to freeze tuition that will help make college more affordable for hard-working Wisconsin families - a stark contrast to Wisconsin Democrats who have nothing left but the same old policies of yesterday:

"This is a perfect example of Republicans working to better the lives of people in Wisconsin, and Gov. Walker and leadership in the Legislature getting results for hard-working families.

"While Democrats ... Show Full Article

Rick Scott's Appointment Process: Cronies to the Front of the Line
MIAMI, May 25 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news:

On Tuesday, the Miami Herald broke another story about Governor Rick Scott appointing a political crony to head a major agency. The governor and his cabinet appointed Noah Valenstein to head the Department of Environmental Protection without disclosing any of his potential conflicts of interest--Valenstein was the only candidate the cabinet interviewed for the position.

Valenstein, a land-use lawyer and former lobbyist, currently serves as executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District. More notably, ... Show Full Article

Michigan Democratic Party Issues Statement on AHCA
LANSING, Mich., May 25 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement by Party Chair Brandon Dillon on the Congressional Budget Office's latest assessment of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House with only Republican votes earlier this month:

"Once again, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the Republican health care bill, kept alive by Congressman Fred Upton, and passed with unanimous support from Michigan Republicans in Congress, is an absolute disaster," said Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.

"This ... Show Full Article

Kansas Democrats Care Kickoff
TOPEKA, Kan., May 25 -- The Kansas Democratic Party issued the following news release:

Saturday, May 20th, the Kansas Democratic Party kicked off its Kansas Democrats Care program. The program is based in community service projects, and aims to help communities all across the state through various local events and drives.

This past weekend, the Kansas Democrats Care team of volunteers and organizers gathered in Wichita to volunteer with Senior Services as they hosted Senior Olympics and a Pickleball Tournament.

Following the events, the Kansas Democratic Party Chair, John Gibson, spoke ... Show Full Article

City of Wilmington Delegate Selection Caucus
WILMINGTON, Del., May 25 -- The Delaware Democratic Party issued the following news release:

Thursday, June 1st, the City of Wilmington Democrats will gather to elect delegates to attend the 2017 Democratic State Convention. At the State Convention, delegates will elect State Party leadership and vote on other matters that come before the delegation.

On June 1st, Democrats from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Representative Districts (RD) will elect delegates to represent their RD at the State Convention. Any registered Democrats that meet the eligibility requirements may run to become a delegate.

Democrats ... Show Full Article

CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu on 4th Circuit Upholding Block of Muslim Ban
WASHINGTON, May 25 -- The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus issued the following statement by Chair Rep. Judy Chu after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's injunction against President Donald Trump's repackaged Muslim and refugee travel ban:

"Today, the Fourth Circuit Court confirmed what we have been saying for months - President Trump's Muslim travel ban is not only anti-Muslim and un-American, but fundamentally violates our constitutional right to freedom of religion. Both of the President's failed attempts to discriminate on the basis of religion prove that ... Show Full Article