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Tech Firms Donate Amid Frank Pallone Battle

blogs.rollcall.com — Rep. Anna G. Eshoo's leadership political action committee raised $203,000 - mostly from high tech and telecommunication firms - as she bids to be ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. It is the first leadership PAC of the California Democrat's nearly 14-year congressional career.
Eshoo Raises Money From Tech Industry Ahead of Ranking-Member Battle With Pallone blogs.rollcall.com/218/eshoo-pall…
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Greetings from San Francisco! The last piece I wrote for @rollcall before I left for vacation: blogs.rollcall.com/218/eshoo-pall…
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Kerry Bentivolio's GOP Foe on Air With Positive Ad

atr.rollcall.com — The Republican challenger to Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., is on the air with a positive spot and is putting big money behind it. Attorney David Trott's campaign aired a spot featuring him commuting to work and touts him as a job creator and Washington outsider.
Bentivolio’s Republican Rival Goes On the Air | At the Races roll.cl/1qKgxo9 #MI11
RT @CahnEmily: RT @rollcall: Bentivolio’s Republican Rival Goes On the Air | At the Races roll.cl/1qKgxo9 (via @RollCallAbby)
RT @rollcall: Bentivolio’s Republican Rival Goes On the Air | At the Races roll.cl/1qKgxo9 (via @RollCallAbby)

Richard Tisei Gains Steam to Defeat John Tierney in Massachusetts

blogs.rollcall.com — Massachusetts voters haven't sent a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from any district in nearly 20 years. Republican Richard Tisei nearly broke that streak in 2012 and is challenging Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., once again in 2014. Tierney's vulnerability is specific.

Paul Broun Campaigns for Senate in Georgia versus Handel, Gingrey

atr.rollcall.com — MARIETTA, Ga. - If one knew of Rep. Paul Broun only from a 90-minute Senate candidate forum Tuesday, it wouldn't be obvious he is the cause of so much heartburn among Republican strategists from Capitol Hill to Atlanta - all hoping to hold the party's most vulnerable open seat.

Obama, Cantor, Boehner Trade Barbs on Immigration Bill Anniversary

blogs.rollcall.com — President Barack Obama and other Democrats are marking the one-year anniversary of the introduction of an immigration overhaul in the Senate by slamming House Republicans for failing to take up the issue - and GOP leaders are firing right back.
Immigration, One Year Later: Obama Blames GOP, GOP Blames Obama from @MEPFuller roll.cl/1jL4l3G

John Cornyn Presses Eric Holder About Gun Databases, Tracking

blogs.rollcall.com — Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn is asking Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. about the possibility of the Obama administration trying to track gun owners. The Texas Republican's letter puts the Justice Department on the spot following Holder's testimony about new gun safety devices at an April 4 House subcommittee hearing about the department's fiscal 2015 budget.
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DCCC Fundraising for March: $10 Million

atr.rollcall.com — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.3 million in March, according to a committee aide. The haul comes in the same month that President Barack Obama headlined a Miami fundraiser for the House Democrats' campaign arm. The DCCC will report $40.2 million in cash on hand.
RT @rollcall: .@RollCallAbby reports the DCCC raised $10M in March, after Obama headlined a major party fundraiser: atr.rollcall.com/dccc-fundraisi…
RT @rollcall: .@RollCallAbby reports the DCCC raised $10M in March, after Obama headlined a major party fundraiser: atr.rollcall.com/dccc-fundraisi…

Williams & Jensen Pros Start Alignment Government Strategies

blogs.rollcall.com — Five lobbyists at Williams & Jensen are leaving to set up their own bipartisan shop, Alignment Government Strategies. Bert Carp, Michael Beer, Rebecca Anderson, Jenny DiJames and Pat Pettey, all formerly with Williams & Jensen, are joining with Leo Jardot, who previously ran the Washington office for the pharmaceutical firm Wyeth.
Alignment Government Strategies, New Lobby Boutique, Comes Into Alignment | Downtown Moves blogs.rollcall.com/beltway-inside… via @rollcall

Awesome Con Attempts to Morph D.C. Into Cosplay Capital of the World

hoh.rollcall.com — Another day, another few thousand costumed characters kicking back outside the U.S. Capitol. That's how Awesome Con organizers see things coming into focus on Friday, when they'll attempt to assemble a collection of cosplayers by the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol in a bid to break a standing world record.

Republican Governors Association Raises $22 Million, Lists Donors

blogs.rollcall.com — Under the chairmanship of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican Governors Association reported more than $22 million in donations during the first quarter of the year. The Republican Governors Association, a Section 527 political organization, reported to the I.R.S. receipts of $22,432,846 and disbursements of $15,643,221 during the first quarter of 2014.

What Janet Yellen is Watching

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Ylan Q. Mui: In past speeches, Yellen has cited 10 economic indicators that she is watching to determine the health of the labor market. The dashboard not only includes standard measures such as the unemployment rate and payroll job growth, but also average hourly earnings, jobs quits and hires, and long-term unemployment.

The Way to Circumvent Roe v Wade

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Erika Sanchez at The Guardian: "The Texas legislature has become an extreme example of new restrictions on abortion continuing to sweep statehouses in 2014, and the particulars buried by all those Wendy Davis profiles showcase a slick new tactic of the pro-life movement: a requirement for admitting privileges.

Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Gallup: "The uninsured rate among adults aged 18 and older in the states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own exchanges in the health insurance marketplace has declined significantly more this year than in the remaining states that have not done so.

Republican Gov. Sandoval Joins Democrats' Call for Action

blogs.rollcall.com — The governors of the two states with the highest unemployment rates are urging Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio to take up the Senate's unemployment extension bill. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, wrote to Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
RT @rollcall: Unemployment Extension: Republican Gov. Sandoval Joins Democrats’ Call for Action | 218 roll.cl/1m5Ungy (via @dnewhaus…
RT @rollcall: Unemployment Extension: Republican Gov. Sandoval Joins Democrats’ Call for Action | 218 roll.cl/1m5Ungy (via @dnewhaus…
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) ask Boehner to take up Senate UI bill blogs.rollcall.com/218/unemployme…