Ohio: Joyce Raised $234,000 in First Quarter

Rep. David Joyce raised a strong $234,200 during the first quarter of this year, according to fundraising figures provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call.

Joyce, perhaps Ohio’s most vulnerable House Republican, ended last month with $463,000 in the bank.

Joyce’s haul shows he is taking his 2014 re-election seriously, building cash reserves for the Cleveland television market.

Democrats have already indicated they plan to target the 14th District as a pick-up opportunity in 2014. As early as December, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel named Joyce as a top GOP target in an interview with CQ Roll Call.

Local Republicans picked Joyce as their nominee last August after now former GOP Rep. Steven C. LaTourette suddenly announced his retirement late in the cycle.

In November, Joyce defeated a perennial Democratic candidate by 15 points and coasted to a first term. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney carried the 14th District by 3 points.



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Rep. David Joyce looks back on first 100 days

Depending on what you’re doing, 100 days can either seem like a lifetime or go by in the blink of an eye.

I’d have to say, my first 100 days in Washington certainly falls into the latter category. I wanted to take some time to share with you what I’ve been working on in Washington for the people at home in Northeast Ohio.

As the son of a World War II veteran, my dad always talked about how, if our country didn’t get its financial house in order, the debt would be passed on to our children and grandchildren.

Well, no longer can we talk about our debt in terms of how it will affect the next generation, because it’s impacting us today — right now. Let me throw a couple of facts at you. We have borrowed as much as $3.8 billion a day and spent close to $200 billion last year just to pay the interest on our debt.


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Rothenberg: Is the House in Play? A District-by-District Assessment

Now, add districts where Obama almost won and Democrats had relatively weak House candidates. That would include two districts in Pennsylvania — now held by GOP incumbents Patrick Meehan and Michael G. Fitzpatrick — and one in Ohio (held by freshman Rep. David Joyce).





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Dave Meets With Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Farm and Dairy: Washington lawmakers talk budget cuts and sequestration with Ohio Farm Bureau, Kick

During a forum hosted by Reps. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, Farm Bureau members heard from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Ohio representatives Brad Wenstrup and David Joyce.


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“Violence is violence and it has absolutely zero place in our society”

Plain Dealer: Six Ohio Republicans buck party to back Violence Against Women bill, Sabrina Eaton

… “Violence is violence and it has absolutely zero place in our society,” said Joyce, who served as Geauga County’s prosecutor before his election to Congress. “Now victims of violence will receive crucial services they need and law enforcement will have the resources to help our most vulnerable.”


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Local Groups Proud of Dave’s Vote for Violence Against Women Act

The News-Herald: Northeast Ohio representatives join bipartisan in House for Violence Against Women Act – UPDATE, Lunblad

…“We are thrilled about today’s vote,” said Shayna Jackson, executive director of The Green House, Geauga County’s only domestic violence shelter. “We were so excited that our legislators really took a stand and showed support for victims of violence.” Citing the strong bipartisan support for VAWA, Jackson said the vote is incredibly encouraging for the work organization like hers performs.


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Dave speaks at Lake County Legislative Breakfast

Dave took spent the morning of February 25th with leaders from Lake County discussing legislation both at the state and federal level. Joined by State Sen. John Eklund, State Sen. Nina Turner, State Rep. John Rogers, State Rep. Ron Young, & Lake County Commissioner Rob Aufuldish, Lake Erie College President Michael Victor moderated a lively debate about the road ahead for Ohio.

The News-Herald: Budgets, sequestration are chief topics of annual Legislative Breakfast in Lake County (with video)

“… Joyce is frustrated with how Washington leaders have taken an approach leading toward a sequester that would trigger automatic spending cuts. “I don’t believe in doing cuts this way,” Joyce said. “I think we should be responsible and we need to control spending, but we shouldn’t cut spending with a meat ax the way this administration asked for and is now receiving the sequestration.”


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