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Another Week in Review for the GOP 2016 field

Another week for the GOP potential presidential field, and another week of struggles. Here’s a recap: Rick Perry Rick Perry had a big week. He finally announced his run for president, and simultaneously tried to cover up his terrible record by saying he’s turned a new leaf. Unfortunately for him, Texans won’t forget the policies he’s stuck them with anytime…

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Seven things you need to know about Rick Perry

1. Rick Perry doesn’t believe in the federal minimum wage, despite the fact that Texas has the largest number of minimum wage earners in the nation. 2. Rick Perry refused to expand Medicaid, despite Texas having the highest percentage of uninsured Americans in the country. When asked to defend this embarrassing decision, he said “that’s what Texans wanted.” (He’s wrong.) 3. Rick Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism, just days after…

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About those outdated ideas, Marco Rubio…

This morning Marco Rubio addressed Gov. Rick Scott’s Economic Growth Summit at the Yacht & Beach Club in Orlando via video message saying “outdated leaders continue to cling to outdated ideas.” Why, yes they do, Senator Rubio: Marco Rubio wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Marco Rubio wants to implement a tax plan that would lower taxes on the…

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Shot/Chaser: Rand Paul: record vs. rhetoric

Shot: Rand Paul said today in New York City that “we need to be a more diverse party.”   Chaser: Rand Paul on the gender pay gap: “I’m sort of a glass half-full” kind of guy Rand Paul on the Voting Rights Act: “We have an African American president.” Rand Paul on LGBT rights: “I don’t think I’ve ever used…

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Happy Mother’s Day From the GOP 2016 Field

On Mother’s Day, families across America are celebrating the infinite contributions mothers make every single day. While today they’re probably celebrating with flowers, cards and touching phone calls, it’s important to keep in mind all the work we need to do to truly support moms of all kinds. Under a Republican administration – judging by the statements we’ve seen from…

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Here’s Where GOP 2016ers Stand on Equal Pay

The President and Democrats have been clear that equal pay is a top priority and the fact that women make only 78 cents to the dollar is not only wrong, it’s harmful to our economy. As the party of inclusion, empowerment, and equal opportunity, Democrats continue to fight for equal compensation for women. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was…

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Equal Pay by the Numbers

Today is Equal Pay Day – an important time to recognize the pay gap between men and women and remind America how much work needs to be done to ensure that women earn equal pay. 78 – the number of cents a woman makes for every dollar earned by a man. 40 – the percentage of American households with children that rely on mothers as…

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Five Things Latinos Need to Know about Marco Rubio

As a presidential candidate, Rubio’s poll numbers with Latinos are just as bad as the rest of the GOP field – if not worse – and after a look at his policies, it’s easy to see why. Rubio’s Damaging Record for the Middle Class Marco Rubio opposes raising the minimum wage, calling it “silly” and “a waste of time.” At the same time, his tax…

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6 things you need to know about Marco Rubio

“Marco Rubio is no new type of leader – not when he’s just pushing all of the same-old failed Republican policies that Americans have rejected time and time again. Instead of doing what’s best for his constituents and the country, Marco Rubio keeps peddling a tired Republican playbook. Nothing new to see here.” – Holly Shulman, DNC National Press Secretary 1.  Rubio’s tax…

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DNC MEMO: Marco Rubio’s Candidacy is Steeped in Failed GOP Ideas of the Past that Hurt the Middle Class

TO: Interested Parties FROM: Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director DATE: April 13, 2015 RE: Marco Rubio’s Candidacy is Steeped in Failed GOP Ideas of the Past that Hurt the Middle Class This evening, Marco Rubio will announce his candidacy for President, and we’re likely to hear him try to reframe himself as a candidate with a “new vision” for the…

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