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This Week On The Campaign Trail

 Yesterday, the July jobs report showed that 15 million private sector jobs have been created since early 2010, with 255,000 jobs created in the last month alone – more proof that Democratic leadership in the White House is the right choice to keep our economy growing.Happy Birthday, President Obama! The strong jobs report wasn’t the only milestone Democrats celebrated this…

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Republicans Don’t Want You To Know…

From Arizona to North Carolina, Republicans have been following the same playbook in order to tilt elections in their favor. Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are passing restrictive voting laws, claiming they fight voter fraud, while making it harder for groups that tend to vote Democratic – women, minorities, and students – to cast their ballots. Even former Senator…

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DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile Applauds VA Gov. McAuliffe on Rights Restoration

Washington, D.C. – Today the New York Times’ Editorial Board delivered a forceful and important endorsement of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive action restoring the voting rights of former convicted felons who have paid their dues to society. Reaffirming the Democratic Party’s commitment to protecting the right to vote, the DNC’s Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Donna Brazile,…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Between delegate fights and blame throwing from the GOP candidates, this week was truly about the accomplishments of the Democratic candidates. Last night, our candidates took the debate stage again to share their visions for moving our country forward. The discussion was lively and engaging, and it’s clear that the Democratic candidates are ready to fight on behalf of…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview With tomorrow marking 100 days until the Republican National Convention, it’s a countdown to catastrophe. Following two terrible weeks, the GOP is in disarray as Republicans continue to panic at the prospect of Lyin’ Ted or Dangerous Donald becoming their nominee. If the tepid support of Jim Risch or Ben Carson this week is any indication, the GOP is…

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Wisconsin Voters Aren’t Laughing

The long lines during the Wisconsin primary gave Seth Myers some good material for his late night show. WATCH But voters aren’t laughing. Wisconsin Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman spilled the beans about the real intent of Wisconsin’s voter ID law that – coupled with a reduction in early voting – led to long lines at the polls on Tuesday night….

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Voters waited in line for hours in Wisconsin, just as the GOP intended

Last night, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman “accidentally” told the truth about Wisconsin’s voter ID law – a burdensome law that disproportionately impacts minority and young voters. Their secret is out: it’s meant to help Republicans win elections. MILWAUKEE — In comments made to TODAY’S TMJ4′s Charles Benson on election night, U.S. congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) said he thinks Wisconsin’s…

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VIDEO: Wisconsin’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law Already Impacting Today’s Primary Election

Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected a suit brought by Ted Cruz supporter and Texas GOP elected official Sue Evenwel that would have threatened the concept of “one person, one vote.” The challenge was so egregious that the court’s decision was unanimous, with even the most the most consistently conservative justices on the bench voting with the majority. Today, the DNC…

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GOP Candidates Give the Black Community a Cold Shoulder

Another day, another missed opportunity for the GOP to connect with black voters. “Last night, the Republican candidates once again ignored the issues most important to the African-American community, just as they’ve done at almost every one of their debates and forums. During the CNN Town Hall, we heard Donald Trump whine that about the GOP establishment that paved the…

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Arizona Is No Accident

Don’t blame the voters. The five-hour wait times to cast a vote in Arizona weren’t an accident and, contrary to the Maricopa County Recorder’s initial claim that voters caused the problem by “showing up,” the blame lies in the GOP’s deliberate attempt to restrict access to the ballot box. “The Republican Party wants us to believe that the long lines…

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