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House Republicans’ campaign arm raised $400,000 more than its Democratic counterpart in June, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.
The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $7.3 million last month and had $15.4 million in the bank at the end of June. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $6.9 million in the same time frame and ended the month with $14.4 million in cash on hand.
The Republican women’s recruitment effort is experiencing some growing pains.
Project GROW (which stands for Growing Republican Opportunities for Women) was launched in 2013 to try to elect more GOP women to Congress. But with the historic Republican majority in the House, the effort has a big challenge to address in its second cycle: limited room to grow.
Democrat Mike Derrick, a retired Army colonel, said Wednesday he will run for Congress in New York’s 21st District, challenging freshman Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik in a district President Barack Obama won twice.
In a statement from his hometown of Peru, New York, Derrick touted his 30 years in the military — which took him from the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, to the German border and to domestic posts — but said his campaign would focus on issues such as education, agriculture and income inequality.
Republicans have a new defensive responsibility in their quest to maintain their House majority.
Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, who has represented the 1st District for three terms, not only faces potential primary threats for breaking his term-limit pledge, but now also has a credible Democratic challenger.
As political parties pick up the pace of recruiting candidates ahead of next year’s congressional elections, Democrats are searching for a candidate in NY’s 24th Congressional District to challenge what they see as a vulnerable incumbent.
Considered one of only 10 Tossup districts in the country by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call, both parties have made winning the seat a top priority. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has targeted first-term Rep. John Katko on its “One-Term Wonders” list of Republican freshmen, and the National Republican Congressional Committee placed Katko in the party’s Patriot Program, which is meant to protect its most at-risk incumbents.
Five current senators are running for president in 2016. Along with a number of former governors, the field includes two candidates with medical degrees, one former tech CEO and a billionaire real estate mogul/TV host.
Here’s a look at the major candidates who have declared that they’re in the race for the Democratic or Republican presidential nomination.
Updated 4:32 p.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $700,000 more than the National Republican Congressional Committee in May, according to figures provided to CQ Roll Call.
The DCCC brought in $4.4 million last month, while its Republican counterpart raised $3.7 million over the same period.
Iowa Republican Rep. Rod Blum’s re-election effort is not getting much support from his party. But that’s just fine with him.
The freshman Republican alienated himself from some of his GOP colleagues after he cast his first vote in Congress against John A. Boehner’s speakership — despite getting Boehner’s support in his 2014 bid for Iowa’s 1st District. And while Blum admits his vote has hurt his relationship with groups such as the National Republican Congressional Committee, he says there are other outlets he can turn to for support.
Democrat Sean Eldridge, who failed to unseat Rep. Chris Gibson in 2014, told Vanity Fair that he will not mount another bid to represent New York’s 19th District.
The district, which President Barack Obama carried twice, is a top Democratic target, and with Gibson retiring at the end of this term, and Hillary Rodham Clinton likely topping the ticket, Democrats are looking at the open seat as one of their best pickup opportunities. The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call rates the race as Tossup.
Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.
“I have decided to seek re-election in the House so that I may continue my mission to clean up the VA, where my position as Chairman of the House Veterans Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee has allowed me to shine a light on the culture of bureaucratic incompetence and corruption,” Coffman said in a prepared statement obtained by the Post.
Updated 8 a.m. | The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee slightly outpaced its Republican counterpart in April fundraising, and is now debt-free as the party gears up for the 2016 cycle.
The DCCC raised $5.4 million last month, as opposed to the $5.1 million the National Republican Congressional Committee raised in the same time period.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added newly minted Rep. Dan Donovan to its Patriot program Friday, signaling to its donor base that the New Yorker is among the GOP’s most vulnerable House incumbents in 2016.
The Patriot program provides organizational and fundraising support to the House GOP’s most endangered members.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added eight more members to its Patriot program Friday, according to a list provided first to CQ Roll Call.
The program provides fundraising and organizational support to the GOP Caucus’ most vulnerable incumbents. Democrats are targeting these members in 2016, when the party will look to make a dent in the House Republican majority.
The National Republican Congressional Committee raised more than its Democratic counterpart in March, bringing in $10.3 million, according to an NRCC aide.
The March haul brings the NRCC’s cash on hand to $6.9 million, and allowed the committee to pay off the $7 million in debt it carried from the 2014 midterms. It’s a rare feat for a party committee this early in the cycle. At the same point last cycle, the NRCC had $8.25 million in debt.
A California mayor will announce a challenge to Republican Rep. David Valadao Monday in California’s 21st District — a top Democratic pick-up opportunity in 2016.
“I am running for Congress to be a bold voice on behalf of Central Valley families and local neighborhoods throughout the 21st District,” Daniel Parra — the mayor pro tem of Fowler, Calif., an Air Force veteran who had been contemplating a bid — said in a news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.