• Run with Cory Booker

    Cory Booker sent the following email to supporters urging them to run with him for his upcoming U.S. Senate bid. The special election takes place on October 16th. Join the campaign today.

    Friend --

    It's a fair question these days: why would someone want to go to Washington to serve in the Senate at all? My answer: some people run from big challenges -- I run toward them.

    I'm running in the October special election to be New Jersey's next United States senator -- and in a sign of the times, my extreme opponent has turned his campaign into an attack on President Obama and his agenda.

    Too many of America's leaders turn their backs on the big challenges we face as a nation: the kinds of challenges that could make the lives of our children harder than our own. People like my extreme, out-of-touch opponent are more concerned with sticking it to President Obama than sticking up for American families.

    Run with me to help win this special October senate race and solve our toughest challenges together. Join my campaign today.

    I understand the skepticism about politics today. I saw it when I took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. Some people said we couldn't create jobs or attract businesses. But today the city's population is growing for the first time in 60 years, and while Newark represents only three percent of the state's population, it's now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development. Families can see a better future for themselves here.

    I believe that we can do better. I know that when you bring people together to focus on our problems, even the most difficult things become possible.

    But my opponent promises to put his extreme ideology above all else. He calls Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" and wants to do away with Medicare. He would outlaw abortion even in cases of rape or incest. He advocates a "tax increase for the poor" while eliminating the corporate income tax. This is the type of divisive agenda that would undo decades of consensus and pull our nation backward.

    I reject division and skepticism. And with your help, so will the people of New Jersey in this special election.

    Our special election is coming up fast: October 16th. And these special elections are wildcards -- we've seen out-of-touch candidates get elected in these typically low-turnout contests.

    We don't have any time to waste, and we can't risk losing this seat.

    Tell me you'll run with me before the election next month:

    The author Jim Rohn once said, "Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change."

    I'm running because the truth I've lived in Newark is that people who care can find solutions to even the most difficult challenges.

    I hope you'll join me,

    Cory Booker

  • The road to victory

    If being on the road to visit six State Democratic Parties both in the South and the Lower- and Upper-Midwest in four days is any indication of what Democrats have in store for the Republicans this cycle, my judgment is we’re in good hands! The innovative projects and sheer grassroots organizing happening in states across the country right now is staggering. We're in this to win elections – and with these State Democratic Parties, we will! I started in Tennessee at a great lunch with Chair Roy Herron and Executive Director Kevin Teets who are laser-focused on building constituency caucuses and how we best achieve successes within both the National Party and on the state level. We also discussed bringing greater focus to members of the faith community within the Party. We ended with a note about political humor and the two books he’s authored. What a truly accomplished State Party Chair!

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  • 10 highlights from 2012

    10. Karl Rove's, the Koch brothers', and other conservative groups’ $1 billion in outside money was no match for your grassroots organizing.

    9. Everyday citizens stood up to Republican attempts to suppress the vote—and our nation's courts struck down some of the GOP's most blatant efforts in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio.

    8. The Supreme Court affirmed what we've known all along: Obamacare is constitutional.

    7. Four states made history by supporting marriage equality at the ballot box.

    6. Back from the brink of collapse, General Motors is posting record profits and investing billions in the U.S., thanks to a President who wouldn’t let Detroit go bankrupt.

    5. President Obama and congressional Democrats prevented 7.4 million college students' loan interest rates from doubling.

    4. With the DREAM Act stalled in Congress, President Obama signed an executive order helping undocumented young people in college or the military.

    3. As of this year, 3.1 million young people now have health insurance and birth control is co-pay free—all thanks to Obamacare.

    2. We've added 5.6 million jobs over 33 straight months of private-sector job growth. That's progress.

    1. With 332 electoral votes, President Obama won re-election—decisively.

  • We want to hear from you

    As 2012 comes to a close, we're heading into a new year, a new Congress, and a new term for President Obama. That means it's an important time to speak up.

    We want to know what your priorities and interests are as Democrats, so we've put together a quick survey. Check out this email our chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, just sent out, then make your voice heard—because this is your party.

    Friend --

    While we at the DNC are still reflecting on the President's victory and all our other wins, we're also refocusing and planning for the work ahead.

    How we move forward depends on you. This is your party, and we want to hear from you. What are your priorities and interests?

    Please share your thoughts about the election and how you think we should move forward.

    Now is the time to hone our strengths and identify areas for improvement.

    Together, we're facing a big moment in American politics. We have the chance to accomplish some major successes for the American people. Your input today -- and your participation going forward -- is incredibly important.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    As always, thank you so much for your support,


    Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Democratic National Committee

  • Election Night 2012

    Check out a slideshow of photos from Election Night 2012, as Team Obama celebrates the President's re-election in Chicago.

  • “I’m really proud of all of you”

    Every single person who helped build this campaign—volunteers, organizers, contributors—deserves to see this thank you from President Obama.

    Every single person who helped build this campaign deserves to see this thank-you video from President Obama. We couldn't have re-elected him without you.

  • “How this happened”

    Yes, we did. And President Obama knows we have all of you to thank tonight. Check out this email he just sent out to supporters, and then go celebrate out and four more years.

    Yes, we did.

    And President Obama knows we have all of you to thank tonight. Check out this email he just sent out to supporters, and then go out and celebrate four more years.


    I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

    I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.

    You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

    I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support and doing what I can to finish what we started.

    But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

    Today is the clearest proof yet that against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

    There's a lot more work to do.

    But for right now: Thank you.


  • Tomorrow

    $450,000. That’s how much it cost to save my life when I was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. For me, and for so many others, Obamacare is the difference between life and death, wellness and illness, solvency and bankruptcy. That is why I am asking you to consider your vote tomorrow. This is what is at stake in this election.

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