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DCCC to target Carlos Curbelo, 18 incumbents in Labor Day digital campaign

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Over the approaching Labor Day weekend, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will target vulnerable Congressional Republicans using labor issues such as the minimum wage and overtime. As reported by Roll Call, the 18 GOP incumbents include first-term U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida’s 26th Congressional District. The campaign will comprise of sponsored tweets, targeted to voters in races Democrats hope to pick up in California, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania and others. According to Roll Call, the tweet will look like…

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DCCC singles out David Jolly on highway trust fund vote — even though Nancy Pelosi, other Fla. Dems did the same

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly caught fire from progressives Thursday over a vote this month on HR 2353, the short-term Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The Indian Rocks Republican was one of the 387 members of Congress to support a two-month extension of the highway trust fund. But singling out Jolly – who represents the mostly moderate Florida Congressional District 13 – may not have been the right thing to do politically. In a new radio ad launching this week,…

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National Democrats take aim at Carlos Curbelo

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put first-term U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo on notice Friday, preemptively calling him a “One-Term-Wonder” in his highly competitive South Florida U.S. House seat. Specifically, the DCCC called out the Miami Republican for keeping a $10,000 contribution in soft money from his disgraced former House colleague Aaron Schock, who resigned in March following revelations the 33-year-old Illinois pol was using taxpayers’ money to front a lavish Downton Abbey-inspired remodeling of his Washington, D.C., office, among other financial no-nos. The…

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Democrats expand ‘Red to Blue’ priority list — but Charlie Justice still not on it

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce today the addition of 11 candidates to its “Red to Blue” program, nearly doubling the number of eligible contenders. Party leaders are eager to demonstrate that they are not just playing defense this election year, and the Red to Blue program, which largely aims to flip Republican-held seats into the Democratic column, is a key part of that strategy. The DCCC has previously named 15 members of the program, bringing the total so far to 26. “These candidates being…

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Democrats expand ‘Red to Blue’ priority list — but Charlie Justice still not on it

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce today the addition of 11 candidates to its “Red to Blue” program, nearly doubling the number of eligible contenders. Party leaders are eager to demonstrate that they are not just playing defense this election year, and the Red to Blue program, which largely aims to flip Republican-held seats into the Democratic column, is a key part of that strategy. The DCCC has previously named 15 members of the program, bringing the total so far to 26. “These candidates being…

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CQ: ‘Bill Young’s decision to run again eliminates Democrats’ chances’

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From Congressional Quarterly: Springtime in the Sunshine State has brought a blossoming of congressional races shifting in favor of the GOP. An increasingly favorable environment for Republicans and strong GOP fundraising has prompted CQ Politics to revise several race ratings, moving two Florida House districts — the 2nd and 22nd — out of the Safe Democratic category and into the more competitive Likely Democratic position. Meanwhile, Democrats’ unsuccessful effort to get long-term Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young to retire in…

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CQ: ‘Bill Young’s decision to run again eliminates Democrats’ chances’

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From Congressional Quarterly: Springtime in the Sunshine State has brought a blossoming of congressional races shifting in favor of the GOP. An increasingly favorable environment for Republicans and strong GOP fundraising has prompted CQ Politics to revise several race ratings, moving two Florida House districts — the 2nd and 22nd — out of the Safe Democratic category and into the more competitive Likely Democratic position. Meanwhile, Democrats’ unsuccessful effort to get long-term Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young to retire in…

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