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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

House Democrats Top GOP Fundraising By Nearly $100 Million

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.


Democratic Congressional candidates have trounced their Republican counterparts in fundraising efforts through the first two quarters of the 2018 election cycle toward a record-breaking year of fundraising. And while the full third-quarter tallies aren’t due to be filed to the Federal Election Commission until Oct. 15, it looks like the Democrats are still killing it.

Through the first six months of the year, Democratic House candidates pulled in about $312 million, almost $100 million more than the GOP’s $214 million total, according to FEC data, compiled by Center for Responsive Politics.

For the third quarter, more than 60 House Democratic candidates have raised more than $1 million, which Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujan announced a week before the official numbers were due to be filed with the FEC.…

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GOP Drops Tax Bill From Midterm Ad Blitz

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Turns out Republicans know their tax scam — running up trillion-dollar deficits to supply handouts to billionaires and Wall Street banks — won’t do them any favors during the midterm elections.

A tax scam heavily tilted toward the rich is barely mentioned in ads from the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a Republican-aligned dark money group that spends millions of dollars trying to shore up a failing Republican majority.

Out of more than 31,000 ads the group has aired, a mere 17 percent refer to the tax scam, reports Bloomberg.

“The data underscore concerns among Republicans that the 2017 tax law — championed by President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders — hasn’t gained traction with voters ahead of the Nov.…

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Insecure Trump Stumping In Deep-Red Districts

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As Republicans struggle to hold on to their majorities in Congress, Trump is staying far away from the swing and Democratic counties where he might be unpopular — and focusing instead on holding rallies for his sycophantic supporters in deep-red areas.

NBC reports that according to Air Force One travel records, “The president’s itinerary so far has taken him largely to heavily Republican parts of GOP-leaning states and districts to help Republicans who are loyal to his cause.”

Out of a dozen “Make America Great Again” rallies Trump has held since Labor Day, just two of them were held in counties he lost in 2016, NBC reports.…

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