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NRCC Launches Website Targeting Utah Liberal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release:

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a website targeting UT-04 Congresswoman Mia Love challenger, Ben McAdams. The website, SayNoToMcAdams.com, highlights McAdams' past as a longtime Clinton family operative.

"Ben McAdams has gotten away with hiding his past as a hardcore partisan Democrat for too long," said NRCC spokesman Jack Pandol.

"McAdams must own up to his longstanding ties to the Clintons and come clean with Utahns that he's no moderate."

Maryland Dem Gov Candidate Kevin Kamenetz Remains Silent on Jealous-Sanders State Run 'Medicare-for-All' Plan
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

On Wednesday, Maryland Democrat candidate for governor Ben Jealous released his Bernie Sanders backed "medicare-for-all" plan, which would have the state of Maryland run its own single-payer healthcare system. Jealous refused to detail how much it would cost.

But Kevin Kamenetz, along with other Democrat candidates for governor, remained silent on Jealous' reckless plan, refusing to weigh in even as Jealous proposed a policy that could ban private insurance in the state and kill jobs.

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Rhode Island's Budget Gap Dramatically Expands After Dem Gov Gina Raimondo Fails to Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

Under Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo's failed leadership, Rhode Island's budget issues are getting even worse. After Raimondo's administration failed to move fast enough to make cuts mandated by the state's most recent budget, a legislative expert is painting an "alarming" picture. Rhode Island is now facing a $200 million budget gap for the next eighteen months, which is significantly higher than the roughly $60.2 million shortfall Rhode Island is on track to run in the current fiscal year. The expert ... Show Full Article

National Republican Congressional Committee Issues Statement on Rep. Franks' Resignation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following statement by Chairman Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, regarding the resignation of Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona:

"Congress should be held to the highest ethical standard.

"Trent Franks did the right thing in stepping aside.

"This is a safe Republican seat and we have no doubt it will stay in our column."

Health Care Remains GOP Target in Tax Bill, Which Moody's Slams As 'Fiscal Policy Mistake'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release:

As Senate and House Republicans negotiate the details of their tax scam, the New York Times reports that they will "likely undo [the] health insurance mandate," a move that would further sabotage the market and increase health care premiums for Americans across the country. The report comes as the nonpartisan economic analysis from Moody's calls the GOP tax efforts "a fiscal policy mistake." More:

Another fiscal policy mistake is on its way, as the Senate passed tax legislation. We believe the ... Show Full Article

Democracy for America Issues Statement on Senate, House Resignations
BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 7 -- Democracy for America issued the following statement:

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Today, Sen. Al Franken announced he would be resigning from the U.S. Senate in light of allegations of sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers announced his own resignation in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. On Friday (12/1), Democracy for America called on both Franken and Conyers to resign.

Statement from Democracy for America, led by the four women on its directing team, responding to the resignation of Franken and Conyers:

"The departures of Senator Al Franken and Representative ... Show Full Article

DNC Issues Statement on Trump Fighting Unions Precedent
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement by spokesperson Daniel Wessel in response to the Trump administration asking the Supreme Court to overrule precedent that would hurt unions:

"Once again, President Trump has sided with special interests and wealthy corporations over American workers. By attacking the fundamental rights of American workers to organize and bargain collectively, Trump is further rigging the economy against working people. While Trump believes in only helping himself and those at the very top, Democrats believe that when unions ... Show Full Article