'Jumbo joints': How big will the newest political animals get?

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court ruling has emboldened political groups designed to serve as collective fundraising operations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… han a dozen as potentially competitive. Or assume, for instance, that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wants to aid its most competitive candidates. Currently, two dozen incumb …"

Outside groups help boost David Jolly to victory

By Michael Beckel

Outside groups spent nearly $5 million aiding Republican in Florida's heated House race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… 000) and American Crossroads ($470,000). Outside allies — including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Majority PAC — also sprung to vanquished Democrat Alex Sink’ …"

Outside groups dwarf candidate spending in Florida special election

By Michael Beckel

Less than one-third of money pumped into House contest is controlled by Sink or Jolly.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… g about $470,000. All the while, Democratic-aligned groups, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and several left-leaning super PACs, have pummeled Jolly. These organizati …"

Netflix stacking deck on Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

'House of Cards' distributor is accelerating its own political efforts in Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; the leadership PAC of Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt.; and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Federal Election Commission records show. At the end of 2013, FLIXPAC re …"

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

By Michael Beckel

A new Center for Public Integrity money-in-politics index highlights the year's top stories and key trends.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ring a 21-hour talk-a-thon in September: 5 ½ Number of hours per day the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recommends embattled freshmen spend fundraising: 4 Amount of campaign cas …"

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama campaign bundler Laura Ricketts named Kennedy Center trustee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… 00 this year to Democratic candidates and groups, including $32,400 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $30,000 to the Democratic National Committee, according to a Center fo …"

Investors, companies fuel super PAC tied to Boehner

By Michael Beckel

Hamburger chain, wealthy businessmen among Congressional Leadership Fund's first backers in 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… e Politics: $2,600 to Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., and roughly $30,300 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which seeks to increase the party’s ranks in the U.S. House of Represen …"

New super PAC forms in contested Calif. district

By Michael Beckel

New group forms in one of California's most contentious congressional districts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ornia saw more non-candidate spending during the 2012 election cycle. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee alone pumped nearly $2.7 million into the district in 2012 on advertisemen …"

IRS scandal sparks fundraising blitz

By Dave Levinthal

Numerous candidates, committees fundraising off agency's targeting of conservative groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… d women. "Scandal-ridden Republican Michele Bachmann is at it again," the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee writes today. "That's right: in the midst of a federal investigation …"

Negative ad blitz can't stop Mark Sanford in S.C.

By Michael Beckel

Cash from national Democrats couldn't stop Republican Mark Sanford in special election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… si," the highest ranking House Democrat who hails from San Francisco. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the deep-pocketed super PAC known as House Majority PAC, which backs H …"

Colbert Busch backed by D.C.-based groups

By Dave Levinthal

Nearly all independent expenditures made in S.C. special election come from beltway benefactors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… sts might include guns or energy and environmental issues. The D.C.-based Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has so far spent the most during the South Carolina special election, hitt …"

Need political cash? Use the force

By Dave Levinthal

Democratic congressman using the force to fill campaign coffer.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… cycles for congressional candidates' compulsory creativity. In 2005, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee lambasted three Republican congressmen for conducting a political fundrais …"

Lobbyists make it rain for Democrats

By Michael Beckel

DSCC, DCCC collect nearly $1 million from lobbyist-bundlers during first quarter.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… irst quarter, records show, while one organization bundled $18,500 for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Top lobbyist bundlers for the DSCC this year include Democratic sup …"

Graham's campaign collects bundle from lobbyists

By Michael Beckel

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., collected 10 percent of campaign cash from lobbyists.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… National Republican Senatorial Committee ($1 million). Additionally, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee collected roughly $617,000 thanks to fundraising efforts by lobbyists, whi …"

Terrorism, disasters can't stop political fundraising

By Dave Levinthal

Terrorism, disasters can't stop lawmakers from fundraising.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… Boehner's side" is the title of one fundraising message Thursday from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to supporters, which warns them: "Tomorrow is our ad buy deadline in the S …"

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats' latest fundraising pitch rife with misleading rhetoric.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… questions about today's fundraising email.     …"

DCCC's most vulnerable House members reaped millions in 2012

By Michael Beckel

DCCC identifies its most vulnerable House members, politicians the group spent millions to elect in 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ions, but that's not keeping Democratic freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from taking any chances. Bustos, who defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Bobby Sc …"

Fox News host Sean Hannity bankrolls Republicans despite assertion he's not one

By Michael Beckel

Fox News host's political giving benefits Republicans despite assertion he's not one.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… emocratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who now serves as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. New York is one of the few states that engages in "fusion voting." Under …"

Rival Super Bowl team owners allies on political field

By Michael Beckel

Super Bowl team owners have both backed NFL's political action committee.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ampaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The PAC also reported making a $10,000 donation to the Congressional Bla …"

Hillary Clinton card, gun violence petition help Democrats build data dossier

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton thank-you card, gun violence petition help Democrats build data dossier

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… well? The State Department’s snail mail address is found here. …"

Fiscal cliff politics: Dems target GOP House members

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic group tries to make political hay from 'fiscal cliff' issue.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… en the two parties, it is feared the nation will slip into a recession. …"

Rove-affiliated groups spend $175 million, lose 21 of 30 races

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Super PAC American Crossroads goes 3-10, nonprofit Crossroads GPS goes 7-17

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… 13 candidates the DSCC made independent expenditures on behalf of won.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee had more mixed results.The …"

Redistricting: GOP and Dems alike have cloaked the process in secrecy

By Nicholas Kusnetz

GOP, Dems alike have cloaked process in secrecy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… publican Congressional Committee, the Republican National Committee or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.A Mess in the Lone Star StateWhile most state legislatures operate for pol …"

Outside groups outspend candidates in 26 House races

By Viveca Novak

Out-of-town parties and super PACs are outspending candidates in some House races, numbers show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… ide spending can be attributed to the heavy- hitting party committees: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee together have spent mo …"

Daily Disclosure: Tennessee congressman targeted in ads over alleged affair

By Rachael Marcus

Ad targets Rep. Scott DesJarlais over sex scandal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… two pro-Mitt Romney ads, “Feeling Guilty” and “Mr. Dependable.”The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported spending $7.5 million on numerous House races.The League of Conse …"

Daily Disclosure: Congressman gets help from Chevron-powered super PAC

By Rachael Marcus

Corporate donation helps super PAC spend big in Ohio congressional race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… , the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.The statement is true, according to PolitiFact – Renacci and his wife un …"

Christian college asks for refund of donation to super PAC

By Andrea Fuller

A Christian college in Colorado says a $5,000 donation to a super PAC was a bookkeeping error, asks for it back.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… Majority PAC. Sinema has been helped by almost $700,000 in spending by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to CRP.According to Jan PAC's newly filed documents, in additio …"

Daily Disclosure: It's labor versus tea party in PA House race

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… or Responsive Politics.House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have also supported his re-election with a combined $385,000 in spending.M …"

"… lorida that read, “OBAMA…OY VEY!! Had enough?”“Insider” from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hits Republican U.S. House candidate Rodney Davis for his support of Ryan …"

Daily Disclosure: DCCC runs ads in heartland House districts

By Rachael Marcus

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee runs first big ad buys in Wisconsin, Illinois.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… per PAC in New Berlin, Wis. …"

PAC profile: House Majority PAC

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Democratic House members and candidates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee":

"… rincipals:Alixandria "Ali" Lapp (founder and executive director): A former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee deputy director and the wife of DCCC consultant John Lapp.Candace Bryan Ab …"

"… irst Action Fund.Ali Lapp, who runs the super PAC, earned her spurs at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006 when the Democrats won back the majority. Lapp was campaign direct …"

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