Tuesday - October 16, 2018
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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Scott Walker's Education Cuts Still Hurt As Much As Ever
MADISON, Wisconsin, Oct. 15 -- The Wisconsin Democratic Party issued the following news:

Governor Scott Walker announced today another empty, desperate political promise, but the damage done by Walker's anti-education agenda looms as large as ever. Driven by partisan politics and personal ambition, Walker has methodically worked to dismantle the state's education system. Through his two terms a Governor, Walker has slashed education funding, antagonized educators, and forced students to suffer the consequences.

"Scott Walker has absolutely zero credibility on this issue -- one of his very first ... Show Full Article

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Issues Statement on Death of State Rep. O'Brien
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15 -- The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills on the death of Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike O'Brien, D-Philadelphia:

"The people of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania have lost a great champion in Representative Mike O'Brien today.

"He was a dear friend and neighbor to all who knew him in his district.

"He was a leader in ensuring that children have a good, quality education so they can succeed, regardless of their zip code.

"His voice will be missed in Harrisburg, and on behalf of the entire Pennsylvania Democratic ... Show Full Article

Peapack Gladstone Mayor Bill Muller Endorses Tom Malinowski
MARTINSVILLE, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Tom Malinowski, a Democrat running for election in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news:

Peapack-Gladstone Mayor Bill Muller today endorsed Tom Malinowski in his race for House of Representatives in New Jersey's 7th District. Muller, a Republican, has served as mayor since 2014 and is seeking a second term.

"This Congress is not working together to produce meaningful results for the country and punishing New Jersey taxpayers in the process," said Mayor Muller. "Tom Malinowski is the kind of out of the ... Show Full Article

LCV Action Fund Endorses Andy Levin for Congress
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan, Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Andy Levin, a Democrat running for election in Michigan's 9th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:

October 15, 2018The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund endorsed Andy Levin for the 9thCongressional District on Saturday with a rally and canvassing event in the district.

"Andy Levin has long been a strong ally in the fight for environmental protections and clean energy," said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. "He understands the importance of reducing pollution ... Show Full Article

Katie Porter Raises Nearly Three Times More Than Mimi Walters in Third Quarter
IRVINE, California, Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Katie Porter, a Democrat running for election in California's 45th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:

Today, the Katie Porter campaign announced raising nearly $3 Million in the third quarter of 2018, and more than $5 Million in the general election cycle - far outpacing two-term incumbent Mimi Walters in the race for the 45th Congressional seat.

"Katie Porter is humbled by the overwhelming support she has received in her bid for the 45th congressional seat. Our campaign received more than 180,000 contributions in ... Show Full Article

Kara Eastman Releases Medicare for All Policy Paper
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Kara Eastman, a Democrat running for election in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:

Today, Kara Eastman, the Democratic candidate for Nebraska's Second District released a policy paper on Medicare for All.

"Every American should have the right to healthcare, regardless of income level. Medicare for All would help us finally achieve this goal by keeping healthcare costs in check, allowing medical professionals to make the decisions about our healthcare needs, and making it so families no longer need to ... Show Full Article

Bill to Reform Government, Elections Should Be the Top Item on the Agenda in 2019
IRVINE, California, Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Katie Porter, a Democrat running for election in California's 45th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:

Americans don't believe that their government works for them. And they're right. They also know that all of the money spent in politics affects every decision made in Washington - and it's not to the benefit of everyday, working families.

Instead, mega donors and special interests have access and influence to lawmakers, members of the administration, and other decision makers that the rest of us don't. At best, there's ... Show Full Article