President Barack Obama taped a television spot for the Richmond campaign during the last cycle, which was a huge boon in the majority-black district.
Louisiana pollster Bernie Pinsonat said he didn’t “see any real danger” to Richmond and the chances of him getting ousted in a presidential election year with Obama at the top of the ballot are “slim to none.”
Other disbursements the Richmond for Congress campaign reported in the Oct. 14 filing, which covers money raised and spent in July, August and September, included $21,991 paid to the Political Development Group, a Democratic fundraising and strategy firm on Capitol Hill; $2,795 to the Democratic campaign software firm NGP Software; and $2,287 for three meals at the New Orleans restaurant Zea.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.