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DSCC Statement on Kevin McCarthy’s Decision To Pull Himself From Speaker’s Race


DSCC Communications Director Sadie Weiner released the following statement after Kevin McCarthy announced he was pulling himself from the race to become the next Speaker of the House:

“Kevin McCarthy’s stunning fall from leading candidate to be Speaker to dropout signals very bad news for Mitch McConnell and his dysfunctional Senate majority. As extreme elements of the Republican party throw the House into chaos, McConnell’s inability to govern responsibly will only be made more obvious and more dangerous, and Republicans weak hold on their majority will grow shakier.”

Will Kelly Ayotte Support Latest Extreme Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood?


*Similar releases will be sent today in Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, and Nevada

DSCC Statement on Special Interest Spending In New Hampshire


Justin Barasky, Communications Director of the DSCC, made the following statement after the latest Rove-funded ad has now brought special interest spending for Kelly Ayotte up to a whopping $3 million.

DSCC Endorses Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona Senate Race


Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement announcing the committee’s endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona: 

“Throughout her career Ann Kirkpatrick has built a reputation as a commonsense leader who works across the aisle to fight for Arizona families, and today we are proud to endorse her in Arizona’s Senate race. No one knows Arizona better than Ann, and we look forward to supporting her campaign and watching her give Arizonans a Senator who puts them first.”

DSCC Executive Director Statement On Illinois Senate Race


Tom Lopach, Executive Director of the DSCC made the following statement regarding the NRSC's despicable allegation that Veteran Tammy Duckworth is siding with terrorists:



GOP’S COLORADO DISASTER GETS WORSE. In case you thought it couldn’t get worse for Republicans in Colorado – it did. After months of drama and infighting within the state Republican Party and four of the GOP’s top-choice candidates quickly passing on the race, focus shifted to second-tier candidates. This week, District Attorney George Brauchler became the latest Colorado Republican to pass on challenging Michael Bennet in 2016.

VIDEO: Rob Portman: I’ll Decide What Women’s Health Needs Are “Legitimate”


Rob Portman’s extreme positions on women’s health care are no secret – he’s voted multiple times to defund Planned Parenthood and deny access to affordable health care for millions of women across the country. But this week, Senator Portman took things one step further during an interview on Fox Business when he suggested that some women’s health care services are not “legitimate” or “needed."

DSCC Announces New Communications Director


The DSCC today announced that Sadie Weiner has been promoted to fill the role of Communications Director effective next Thursday, October 8. Weiner, who currently serves as the DSCC National Press Secretary, is a veteran of multiple Senate campaigns in key battleground states.

Toomey: Let Others Fund The Government, I’d Rather Play Politics


As the Republican Senate majority has been driving the country to the brink of another government shutdown, Senator Pat Toomey joined in the partisan obstructionism and voted against a bill to stop the government from shutting down over Planned Parenthood. In response to a slew of negative headlines following the vote, Toomey told one local outlet:

With Shutdown Hours Away, Republican Senate Candidates Waste Time With Continued Attacks on Women’s Health


Republicans Senate candidates in Florida, Indiana and Nevada today cast a shameful vote attacking women’s health care despite the fact that a potential government shutdown is just hours away. Reps. Joe Heck, Marlin Stutzman, Todd Young and Ron DeSantis continued to put partisan political games ahead of responsible governing as they wasted time voting to attack women’s health today in the House instead of working to keep the government open.