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A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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2016 Campaign Starts With Jim Webb’s Walk Into Inner Cities, Focus on White Poverty

Former Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, launched his campaign for President late last night via an e-mail and a video.  Webb is establishing a exploratory committee that is likely to become a full presidential campa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Butterfield Elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) was unanimously elected today as the 24th Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 114th Congress.  Beginning in January, Butterfield will lead the largest...
by Politic365 Staff
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Donna Edwards, Joaquin Castro: Will DCCC Finally Step Into the Future?

The selection of who will be the next Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair will tell you all you need to know about whether or not House Democrats have learned anything from November 4th.  Will the party choos...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Black Caucus Chair Fudge Drops “Dear Colleague” On Seniority Issue

  SENIORITY “DEAR COLLEAGUE.” Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has sent out a letter to members of the Democratic Caucus regarding seniority. “Those who through years of service have gained significant...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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After Pelosi Letter Black Caucus Meets on Seniority

SENIORITY AS “A CONSIDERATION.” Members of the Black Caucus met over dinner last night for over three hours — primarily on the issue of committee seniority.  All of the Black Caucus’ most senior membe...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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November 4, 2014: A Historic Night for 3 Black Republicans

Mia Love. Will Hurd. Tim Scott.  Last night, Utah’s Mia Love was elected to be the the first black woman elected to Congress. Additionally, Senator Tim Scott became the first African American Senator elected in South Caro...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Looking for a Midterm Surprise? Look to Georgia #Midterms2014

Georgia on My Mind. For the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats spent $60 million on a grassroots focused effort called the “Bannock Street Project.” The Bannock Street strategy focused on ten states with push ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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