Friday - March 24, 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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Wisconsin Dems: Rep. Glenn Grothman Fights to Make Trumpcare Worse, Stifle Wisconsin's Economy in Process
MADISON, Wis., March 22 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news:

Last week, Congressman Glenn Grothman helped get Trumpcare across the finish line in the House Budget Committee by supporting the bill in the committee even though he publically voiced reservations about some aspects of the bill. One would hope that a Republican from Wisconsin would see the value in amending the widely-panned legislation estimated by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office to eliminate health care coverage for 24 million people by 2026. Unfortunately, giving more American access to quality, ... Show Full Article

Virginia Dems: Empty Ed: Refuses to Take Position on Trump Budget Cuts That Hurt Virginia
RICHMOND, Va., March 22 -- The Virginia Democratic Party issued the following news release:

Yesterday, Ed Gillespie visited a Boys and Girls Club in York County. Boys and Girls Clubs across Virginia are at risk of losing federal funding under Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts, threatening the program and services they provide for children across the Commonwealth.

When asked to give comment on Trump's budget and the impact it would have on programs like the Boys and Girls Club, Empty Ed refused to take a position:

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned around York County ... Show Full Article

Republican National Committee Issues Statement on Confirmation Hearing of Judge Gorsuch
WASHINGTON, March 22 -- The Republican National Committee issued the following statement by Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on confirmation hearing of Judge Neil Gorsuch:

"Today, Judge Neil Gorsuch continued to demonstrate his considerable legal knowledge before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His firm commitment to judicial independence and strict adherence to the law are traits that make him a worthy member of the Supreme Court," said Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

"Democrats have spent hours in a vain attempt to discredit Judge Gorsuch, but at the end of day three, it is the Democrats who look foolish. ... Show Full Article

Pennsylvania Dems Issues Statement on Legislation to Repeal Affordable Care Act
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 22 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman Marcel L. Groen ahead of the House's vote on the Republican's disastrous Affordable Care Act-repeal legislation:

"I implore the members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation to vote against this disastrous attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act. This legislation is dead wrong for Pennsylvania. This bill would increase premiums across the board and charge an age tax on Pennsylvania's seniors. It would gut funding to Medicaid, which would rip care away from hundreds of thousands of ... Show Full Article

N.M. Dems: Governor Martinez Seeks Government Shutdown, Risks New Mexico's Future
SANTA FE, N.M., March 22 -- The New Mexico Democratic Party issued the following news:

Governor Martinez ended the legislative session by promising to shutdown state government before the budget even arrived on her desk. Democrats in the legislature sent a balanced budget to the Governor's desk Saturday with important revenues that would mitigate cuts to public schools, health care, and other critical services.

"Governor Martinez shows an immense disrespect for our families, our traditions, our educators and our state as a whole when she threatens to shutdown the government. Democrats in ... Show Full Article

N.H. Dems Issues Statement on Death of Sen. McGilvray
CONCORD, N.H., March 22 -- The New Hampshire Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman Ray Buckley on death of New Hampshire State Sen. Scott McGilvray, D-N.H.:

"We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Senator Scott McGilvray's passing. Senator McGilvray will be remembered for his deep dedication to education and for the young people and educators whose lives he has impacted so greatly over his 25 years as a social studies teacher and a football coach.

"He spent his last months serving his state and fighting for the people of New Hampshire and for that we are endlessly ... Show Full Article

DFA Endorses Lou Braatz for Lincoln (NE) City Council
BURLINGTON, Vt., March 22 -- Democracy for America issued the following news release:

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Lou Braatz in his campaign for one of Lincoln, Nebraska's At-Large City Council Seats. Braatz is one of many city-level endorsements for the national organization, which has over 7,000 members in Nebraska and is committed to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle.

Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean on the national progressive organization's endorsement of Braatz:

"Now more than ever, we need more progressive citizens to enter the ... Show Full Article