Tag: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Gillibrand Hires New Aide, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has hired a communications director for an expected presidential campaign, a sign that she is all but certain to join the race against President Trump and that her entry may be imminent. Ms. Gillibrand has recruited Meredith Kelly, formerly the top spokeswoman at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as […]

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Chris Collins Overcomes Indictment, Absentee Ballots, to Capture 4th House Term

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Representative Chris Collins was narrowly re-elected to a fourth term, overcoming his indictment on insider trading charges and a prolonged vote count that left him with more than a 2,500-vote cushion. Mr. Collins, a Republican from Western New York, […]

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Democratic Committee Ends House Campaign Cycle $18 Million in Debt

In the three weeks since the midterm elections, Democrats have been steadily watching their number of victories in House races tick up. As of Wednesday, the party had gained 39 congressional seats, easily giving it control of the House. But all that winning came at a cost: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the arm of […]

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Has the Votes to Become House Speaker

WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi asserted Thursday that she has enough support among her colleagues to become the next speaker of the House, as the first hint of opposition emerged from an Ohio Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge, who said she is considering a run. “Come on in, the water’s warm,” Ms. Pelosi said, dismissing the […]

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Amy McGrath, a Soaring Democratic Candidate, Is Brought Back to Earth on Election Day

RICHMOND, Ky. — At 5 a.m. on Election Day, Mark Nickolas awoke to write a speech he thought would never be delivered. Mr. Nickolas, the campaign manager for Amy McGrath, one of the Democratic Party’s most high-profile candidates for Congress, quickly drafted a 400-word concession, printed it, sealed it in an envelope, and then deleted […]

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Pelosi Tells Democratic Allies Party Will Make Big Gains in Midterms

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted sweeping Democratic gains in the midterm elections at a private meeting with political allies in Washington on Tuesday, but warned that President Trump might attempt to brand the election as “rigged” if the ultimate result was close, according to three people present for her remarks. A California Democrat who […]

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What the Primaries Say About the Future of Democrats

During the Democratic primaries this year, the headlines about what was happening in the party were both breathless and contradictory. The most common message, though, was that a segment of the Democrats had lurched far left and was engaged in a “civil war” with the party establishment. These Democratic Socialists, this version goes, were “conquering” […]

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Frustration and Finger-Pointing as a House Pact Over Hacked Materials Fizzles

WASHINGTON — Casting blame across the aisle, House Republicans withdrew on Thursday from negotiations with Democrats over a pact that would have effectively barred both parties from using hacked or stolen material on the campaign trail this fall. Leaders of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm of House Republicans, and their counterparts at […]

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Duncan Hunter’s Indictment in California Opens the Door for a Long-Shot Challenger

SAN DIEGO — Ammar Campa-Najjar is the son of an Arab father and a Mexican-American mother. His campaign for Congress has been embraced by Democratic activists across the nation. He is an advocate of tough environmental measures, including a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling, and legal protections for immigrants who were brought into this nation […]

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