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Texas Democratic Party: Less Than One Week After Gov. Abbott Said State's Electrical Grid Was Fixed, ERCOT Asks Texans to Limit Use of Power as Problems Continue
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on June 14, 2021:

Just last week Gov. Greg Abbott said the state's power grid was fixed in time for the oppressive Texas summer heat. But just today, a week before summer officially begins, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is again asking consumers across the state to conserve electricity to avoid another failure.

Gov. Abbott and state Republican leaders held a press conference last week to say they had worked to pass legislation that fixed all the issues with the state's electrical grid. Experts, ... Show Full Article

Republican Party of Virginia: Washington Post Calls Out Two-Faced Terry McAullife's Repeated Lies
RICHMOND, Virginia, June 15 -- The Republican Party of Virginia issued the following news:

Lying must come as second nature to someone who's spent the last 40 years as a political boss. In fact, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe said as much in 2004:

Every day since he was entrusted with the Democratic nomination for governor, Two-Faced Terry McAuliffe has been lying to Virginia voters about the budget he inherited in 2014. The Washington Post this morning called out Two-Faced Terry on the lie, rating it a Four Pinocchio lie (out of four). It is the fourth time this particular claim has been judged a ... Show Full Article

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Jeff Jackson Continues to Bring on the Weird
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release:

North Carolina state Senator Jeff Jackson, aka Cal Jr., is working his way across the state as part of his "100-Day, 100 County" tour, and unintentionally producing wild content that will last long beyond this run for the U.S. Senate.

On Friday, in King, NC, Jackson brushed off the advice of his advisors, and returned to his favorite obsession: the NRSC! Once again, calling out the well-behaved young man in the audience, Jackson turned to face the camera and yell "Bring it! Bring it!" to which, ... Show Full Article

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Dems Walk Back Weak Criticism of Omar's Anti-Semitic Comments
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release:

Just days after Congresswoman Ilhan Omar compared the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban in a tweet, leading to bipartisan condemnation, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi went on CNN on Sunday to backpedal criticisms of Omar in shameful fashion.

Instead of seeking to remove Omar from her influential post on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Pelosi called Omar a "valued member of our caucus," and instead of standing with the members of her caucus who rebuked her comments, Pelosi made ... Show Full Article

National Republican Senatorial Committee: AOC Vs. Schumer, Part XV - 'Blocking Crucial Items in a Democratic Agenda'
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release:

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not happy at all with how Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is doing his job.

This weekend on CNN's State of the Union with Dana Bash, AOC blasted Schumer and Senate Democrats for a host of issues including how they're negotiating the infrastructure bill ("this isn't the best we can get"), their refusal to abolish the filibuster, and the speed at which they are working to pass her liberal wish list.

"I do think that we need to talk about the elephant in ... Show Full Article

Indiana Democratic Party: INGOP Helped Add $7.8 Trillion to National Debt, $2 Trillion From Trump Tax Law
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 15 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release on June 14, 2021:

The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today called on the Indiana press corps to hold the Indiana Republican Party accountable for their blatant dishonesty about the national debt and government spending. Recently, Indiana Republicans like U.S. Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, and U.S Senator Todd Young have used the topic of spending as a way to oppose President Joe Biden's American ... Show Full Article

Indiana Democratic Party: American Rescue Plan *Still* Delivering for Indiana, Helping State Build Back Better From COVID-19
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 15 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today echoed the continued success of President Joe Biden and Democrats' American Rescue Plan and the opportunity it's providing Indiana to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced IndyGo's upcoming Purple Line - a part of the city's larger Bus Rapid Transit Program - would receive about $12 million in critical investments needed ... Show Full Article