Thursday - July 20, 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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Rhode Island Dem Gov Gina Raimondo's Approval Rating Plummets, Faces 'Difficult Path To Re-Election'
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

In Rhode Island, Democrat governor Gina Raimondo received more unwelcomed news this morning as a new Morning Consult poll shows her approval rating further dropping since April, making her the most unpopular and most vulnerable Democrat incumbent running for governor in 2018. The poll notes that Raimondo faces a "difficult path to re-election."

The last Morning Consult poll from April of this year showed Raimondo with a 48 percent approval rating, which was described as "soft" by WPRI-TV's Ted Nesi, ... Show Full Article

NRCC Releases 'Running Us Dry' Digital Ads, Targeting 6 CA, AZ Democrats
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release:

The National Republican Congressional Committee today released a series of digital ads titled "Running Us Dry" targeting six House Democrats for voting against expediting much-needed water delivery to drought-stricken communities in California and Arizona. The ads target Reps. John Garamendi (CA-3), Ami Bera (CA-7), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Scott Peters (CA-52), and Tom O'Halleran (AZ-1).

"These Democratic Members of Congress clearly value loyalty to Nancy Pelosi and radical ... Show Full Article

LNC Seeks Applicants for Credentials Committee
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Libertarian Party issued the following news release:

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Credentials Committee for the June 30-July 3, 2018, national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LNC expects to make the appointments during its Aug. 19-20, 2017, meeting so as to give the committee plenty of time to do its work.

The LNC appoints 5 of the 10 Credentials Committee members. The Credentials Committee members gather and verify delegate data in the months leading up to the national convention, and then are expected to ... Show Full Article

Governor Martinez Absent From Bipartisan Letter Rejecting Republican Repeal Without Plan
SANTA FE, N.M., July 18 -- The New Mexico Democratic Party issued the following news:

Today, a bipartisan group of governors rejected Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act today, but Governor Martinez was noticeably absent from their letter.

"Governor Martinez is shirking her responsibility to stand up for New Mexico--not only would the Obamacare repeal take medical care away from hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans, it will kill jobs in our state," said Richard Ellenberg, chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. "Republicans fail to put New Mexico first, and their policies ... Show Full Article

GOP Proves They Don't Give a Damn About Quality Affordable Health Coverage
ATLANTA, July 18 -- The Georgia Democratic Party issued the following news release:

"Nothing is more telling than Tom Price's admission that the GOP's endgame is to place power back in the hands of insurance companies. Before the Affordable Care Act, Georgians with pre-existing conditions were charged higher premiums or denied coverage altogether, being a woman was considered a pre-existing condition, and out-of-pocket expenses for lifesaving preventative care like mammograms and immunizations placed these services out-of-reach for many. Repeal of the ACA is cruel and dangerous." - DuBose Porter, ... Show Full Article

DNC on Trumps 45% Increase in Visas for Foreign Workers
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement by Deputy Communications Director Adienne Watson in response to news the Trump administration will allow a 45 percent increase in visas for temporary foreign workers:

"This is just the latest example of Trump's empty and hypocritical views on American jobs. He says we need to 'hire American,' but he continues to hire foreign workers to staff his own hotels and golf courses, and now he's increased the number of temporary foreign workers - the same workers he uses at his properties - by 45 percent. He says we ... Show Full Article

DCCC: Rep. Bost Must Heed Candidate Bost's Call for Public Town Halls
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following statement by spokeswoman Rachel Irwin ahead of Rep. Mike Bost's telephone town hall this evening, calling out his hypocrisy for his previous comments blasting his opponent for holding telephone town halls in 2014:

"Rep. Mike Bost should heed his own advice and stop hiding behind a phone and reading scripted lines while taxpayers foot the bill," said DCCC spokeswoman Rachel Irwin.

"His constituents are asking for the same in-person forums that Mike Bost called for in 2014. The only thing that has changed ... Show Full Article