Wednesday - April 24, 2019
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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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Zody Statement on GOP Education Budget Press Event
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 23 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman John Zody after Indiana Republicans held a press conference to announce their education budget deal:

"Governor Holcomb and Statehouse Republicans continue to disrespect hardworking Indiana teachers by delaying significant pay hikes for teachers with the slowest-growing salaries in the country.

" Hoosier teachers have accepted an 'I owe u' from Statehouse Republicans for the better part of a decade and that didn't change this session. Empty promises don't pay the bills.

"Today's event reinforced ... Show Full Article

Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg Top DFA's April 2019 Presidential Pulse Poll, Show Shifting 2020 Race
BURLINGTON, Vermont, April 23 -- Democracy for America issued the following news release:

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released the results of its second Presidential Pulse Poll of the 2020 election cycle that shows a contest that has shifted over the course of the first quarter of 2019.

The grassroots poll shows Bernie Sanders holding on and strengthening the lead he had in DFA's December 2018 Presidential Pulse Poll, but shows Elizabeth Warren coming in second, newcomer Pete Buttigieg taking third, followed by Joe Biden (previously in 2nd) and Kamala Harris. Beto O'Rourke, who came in ... Show Full Article

On Pace for an Apology a Month in 2019, Virginia Democrats Field Record Setting Fourth Racist
RICHMOND, Virginia, April 23 -- The Virginia Republican Party issued the following news:

The Democratic Party of Virginia is making history in 2019, though we doubt it's the kind of history they had in mind.

A record setting FOURTH Democrat in 2019 has been forced to apologized for racism. Kevin Wade of Woodbridge, VA, was forced to apologize for posting a racist cartoon on his Facebook page. Wade has been asked to withdraw by the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia. However, much like his Governor, he has refused.

To recap the Democratic Party of Virginia's 2019, here is a list of the accomplishments ... Show Full Article

New Hampshire Republican Party: Voter Integrity Matters
CONCORD, New Hampshire, April 23 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Stephen Stepanek on Sen. Shaheen's call for out-of-state Presidential candidates to comment on New Hampshire's voter laws:

"New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is gleefully calling for out-of-state Democrat candidates for President to push for voting rights for out-of-state voters here in New Hampshire. While it's unsurprising that Senator Shaheen is trying to rally the support of Washington Liberals ahead of her tough re-election, Governor Sununu remains committed to standing with ... Show Full Article

NRCC Announces First Round of Patriot Program Members
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release, dated April 19:

Today National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Tom Emmer and NRCC Patriot Program Chairman John Katko (R-NY) announced the first round of Patriot Program members for the 2020 election cycle. The program, developed in 2009, is designed to help incumbent members of Congress build strong, offensive campaigns through rigorous goals, benchmarks and accountability.

"Our initial Patriot Program Members are among the most accomplished and effective members in ... Show Full Article

GOP Governor Eric Holcomb Highlights Indiana's Workforce Development Efforts on Fox News
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

GOP Governor Eric Holcomb is committed to making Indiana the number one state for workforce development in the nation.

In a new interview with Fox News, Governor Holcomb highlights Indiana's growing economy and how his administration is rising to the challenge to meet the demand for skilled labor across his state through workforce development initiatives. Governor Holcomb's "Next level Jobs Program" is aimed at reforming Indiana's education and job-training efforts to give working Hoosiers the tools ... Show Full Article

Caught! Karen Handel Lied to Press About Fundraising
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release:

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- Kevin McCarthy's handpicked candidate used money from her failed 2018 campaign to lie about her Q1 fundraising

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On Monday, we told you about career politician and perennial candidate Karen Handel's curious Q1 fundraising and how Handel actually raised nearly $100,000 less than she initially announced.

Today, Georgia voters have their answer. According to Roll Call's Simone Pathe, Karen Handel's "Q1 announcement included money leftover from 2018."

Yikes. Georgia voters sent ... Show Full Article