Friday - December 15, 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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Tennessee GOP Gov. Haslam Holds Strong 63% Job Approval Rating
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

With six years of positive economic growth and large gains in the number of new businesses, Tennessee voters continue to strongly support GOP Governor Bill Haslam.

A new poll released by Vanderbilt University today finds that Tennesseans approve of Governor Bill Haslam by a wide margin, with 63% approving of his job as Governor.

Haslam's high approval ratings demonstrate that pro-growth GOP policies work, and it's a strong signal that voters will seek to continue Haslam's policies by electing another ... Show Full Article

Florida Dem Gov Candidate Andrew Gillum Caught Misleading Voters - AGAIN
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum continues to mislead voters about his struggling campaign's fundraising. Six months ago, Politifact called him out for not telling the truth about the number of donors who had contributed to his campaign. Despite this, Gillum and his staff have continued to repeat this embellishment, claiming that he has over 11,000 individual contributors to his campaign. But a recent report states he has much fewer.

Gillum's fundraising troubles are only one example ... Show Full Article

Embattled Connecticut Dem Gov Candidate Dan Drew Faces Union Grievance for Preventing Raise for City Employee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

Still dealing with the fallout of his scandalous attempt to shake down municipal employees - including firefighters and police officers - for campaign cash, embattled Democrat Middletown Mayor Dan Drew is facing yet another scandal that threatens to further derail his struggling gubernatorial bid in Connecticut. A Middletown city employee has filed a union grievance alleging that Drew personally intervened to stop her from receiving a raise, claiming she was treated unfairly. The employee's claim was ... Show Full Article

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Issues Statement on Speaker Ryan's Retirement
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following statement by Director Meredith Kelly on Speaker Paul Ryan's plan of retirement in 2018:

"There's nothing more dangerous than a man with nothing left to lose. After attempting to rip away insurance and increase healthcare costs for millions of Americans, and fighting to increase taxes on middle class families, Speaker Ryan has exposed himself as deeply out of touch with hardworking Americans and unable to clean up the swamp he helped create.

"Now, Speaker Ryan is dead-set on coming for our Medicare and ... Show Full Article

Democracy for America Issues Statement on FCC Vote Ending Net Neutrality
BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 14 -- Democracy for America issued the following statement by Communications Director Neil Sroka:

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Moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission voted in a 3-to-2 party-line ruling to end Internet net neutrality rules. Democracy for America (DFA) has worked on the fight for net neutrality alongside its progressives allies for the better part of a decade.

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"Today's FCC vote ending net neutrality is a dark day for the country and the future of the internet.

"At a time when our country should be talking about expanding internet access and making sure that ... Show Full Article

DCCC Launches Digital Voter Registration Campaign Capturing Momentum From Alabama
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release:

On Tuesday, Doug Jones was propelled to victory in Alabama with a turnout surge among African American voters, particularly women. African American women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, and Alabama's Senate election demonstrated their power in deciding future elections. Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a targeted voter registration Facebook campaign in 42 districts with significant African American populations.

These ads are part of a larger ... Show Full Article

CPC: Congress Should Immediately Nullify Attack on the Open Internet
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus issued the following news release:

Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) reacted to the Federal Communications Commission's reversal of the 2015 Open Internet Order, which enshrined the policy of "net neutrality" into law and prevented large corporate internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, favoring or blocking certain types of online content, or engaging in other types of anti-competitive behavior. On December 12th, 28 Members of the CPC sent a letter ... Show Full Article