DCCC Seizes the Michael Grimm Bathroom Story

One of the DCCC images.
One of the DCCC images.

Give them points for creativity–even if it’s a tad childish.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee started a new Tumblr compiling things Republican Congressman Michael Grimm “could have done in 17 minutes”–a direct reference to the amount of time a New York Post report suggests Mr. Grimm recently spent in a bar bathroom having sex. Continue reading “DCCC Seizes the Michael Grimm Bathroom Story”

President Obama Parties With Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel

President Barack Obama arriving at JFK this afternoon. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama arriving at JFK this afternoon. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama returned to the city this afternoon for a trio of star-studded fund-raising events.

Mr. Obama’s first stop was the West Village home of movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, where about 65 people paying between $16,200 and $20,000 gathered around tables draped in white linen to hear the president speak.

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Steve Israel Touts New York’s Chocolate-Covered Pizza

(photo: chocolatepizza.com)
(photo: chocolatepizza.com)

Long Island Congressman Steve Israel, last seen facing off with Rep. Jerry Nadler over whose Jewish deli was superior, has expanded his competitive food interests to pizza. And at a New York event this weekend for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Mr. Israel presented a chocolate-covered pizza to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to argue the Empire State’s pizza is, in fact, better than her native California’s.

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Tied Presidential Poll Leads to a Sleepless Night at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

dccc 150 Tied Presidential Poll Leads to a Sleepless Night at Democratic Congressional Campaign CommitteeThe folks at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are apparently freaking out about a new national poll that shows Mitt Romney tied with President Barack Obama. After Gallup put out their three day tracking poll today showing both candidates tied at 47 percent among registered voters, the DCCC responded with a rather panicky fundraising email.

“We could hardly sleep last night. Have you seen this poll?” the email begins before showing the Gallup numbers.  Continue reading “Tied Presidential Poll Leads to a Sleepless Night at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee”

California Congressional Candidate Accuses Rival of ‘Stalking’ His Family

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Footage from Gary DeLong’s new video show the alleged “stalker” following him and his family. (Photo: YouTube)

Gary DeLong says he, his wife and his six year old daughter are being stalked by operatives working with his rival in a California House race. Mr. DeLong released a web video today documenting what he says is his family being tailed through the streets by “a tracker” sent by his Democratic opponent in California’s 47th Congressional District, Alan Lowenthal. Footage in Mr. DeLong’s ad shows him walking around Long Beach’s annual Greek Festival with his wife and child while being closely followed by a young, blonde woman wielding a video camera.

“The lady following Gary? That’s not his videographer,” text explains in Mr. Delong’s video. “Unfortunately Lowenthal and his party bosses felt it necessary to intrude on Gary’s quality family time by sending a tracker to record his every move.” Continue reading “California Congressional Candidate Accuses Rival of ‘Stalking’ His Family”

James Carville: Democrats Will ‘Have To Go Through Hell And High-Water To Win’ The Election

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James Carville (Photo: Getty)

Democratic political consultant James Carville warned Democrats to expect a tough presidential race in a fundraising email entitled “nightmare” that he wrote on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Mr. Carville, a television pundit and key strategist on President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign blamed his nightmare scenario on a “plot to buy the election” enacted by the Koch brothers, “big-oil” billionaires and Republican super PACs.

“I want to tell you that President Obama has a second term in the bag. I want to tell you that the Koch Brothers are giving up their plot to buy the election,” Mr. Carville wrote. “But here’s where things really stand: We’re gonna have to go through hell and high-water to win this damn thing It’s gonna be hard. Every big-oil billionaire and Republican Super PAC is throwing the kitchen sink at President Obama.” Continue reading “James Carville: Democrats Will ‘Have To Go Through Hell And High-Water To Win’ The Election”

Hakeem Jeffries Prepares to Go National

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Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, fresh off his dominating June 26th primary victory for Congressman Ed Towns’ seat, looks like he’s already set to be a player down in Washington D.C.

For one, Mr. Jeffries has been named a “Majority Maker” by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a title that carries the expectation of raising campaign cash for Democrats in competitive districts. And, as POLITICO reported it, “Those who participate might get plum committee assignments or general gratitude from important friends when they arrive on Capitol Hill.”

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