Republicans Should Take Their Own Advice, Delay Senate Business Until Sen-Elect Jones Is Seated

The people of Alabama spoke loudly and clearly when they elected Doug Jones, and he should be seated before any vote on major legislation takes place. The will of the people of Alabama must be respected, and the Senator they elected — not a Senator appointed by a disgraced ex-governor — should be allowed to vote on legislation that will affect every Alabamian.

This isn’t a new argument. This isn’t a partisan argument. This is exactly what Republicans said they believed in 2010 after Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election. Just hear for yourself what Republicans argued back then…

Trump in 2010: “[Obama] said now, you know, we have to give Massachusetts their vote, which was a very smart thing for him to say.”

John McCain in 2010: The Senate should delay its business until Scott Brown could be seated.
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FACT SHEET: American Bridge’s Alabama Impact

“We engaged from the start because we knew that Roy Moore was a historic disgrace, and we knew we had a shot to win. We were aggressive from the beginning because we believe Democrats need to compete everywhere in a cycle like this one is shaping up to be. Count on progressives to keep fighting and keep winning up and down the ballot in 2018,” said American Bridge Chairman David Brock.

Since before Roy Moore won the primary, American Bridge was engaged in Alabama:

1. In the final days of the Senate race in Alabama, American Bridge launched a five-figure digital ad campaign, targeting persuadable Republican voters with two messages as we approached election day:

– Our write-in ad encouraged Alabamians to follow the example of Sen. Richard Shelby and write in a respected leader instead of voting for Roy Moore. Our push was covered in Sports IllustratedMcClatchy Read more after the jump.

American Bridge: GOP Should Be Terrified After Jones Victory, Senate Must Seat Jones Immediately

Following Senator-elect Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race tonight, American Bridge released the following statement from Chairman David Brock:

“Republicans should be terrified tonight. While they’re divided and engaged in civil war, Democrats are energized and are turning out in record numbers. Doug Jones’ victory in a place where Democrats haven’t won statewide for 25 years is the clearest sign yet of a tidal wave coming in 2018. 

“Now that the people of Alabama have spoken, Doug Jones must be seated as a Senator immediately. Voters made their voices heard loud and clear, so there’s no excuse for Luther Strange to continue serving.  Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump may be desperate to pass their tax scam, but they cannot ignore the will of the voters.”

Earlier today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his intentions to not seat Jones until January.

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American Bridge Launches “Problem Putnam” Campaign

American Bridge today released their initial campaign against Adam Putnam including a memo outlining initial research into Adam Putnam’s record and a website called

In short, Putnam faces a lot of problems in 2018 – he’s failed to stand up to a historically unpopular Republican president, he’s cheered on the Republican Congress’s effort to steal healthcare from nearly a million Floridians, and his record in Washington and in Florida is as swampy as they come.  Adam Putnam’s priorities in public office have been clear: sweet deals for big business and his own bank accounts, while squarely ignoring the needs and concerns of Florida families.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Adam Putnam is truly the problem child for Florida Republicans – he’s been cozying up to and making sweet deals on behalf of the lobbyists and donors that keep him in office for decades, all […]

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Fourth Poll This Week Confirms Public Opposition To Trump-Republican Tax Scam

With the new Reuters/Ipsos poll released this afternoon, four polls published over the last week now all confirm that the American public strongly rejects the Trump-Republican tax plan, which they correctly recognize as an unaffordable, deficit-increasing giveaway to the wealthy and corporations at the expense of everyone else.

“Republicans have a defining choice in front of them,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Abandon this promise-breaking tax scam that overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and big business while cutting Medicare and raising taxes on millions of middle class families, or keep trying to jam it down the country’s throat – massive errors and tax avoidance opportunities and all – and face the anger of the American people at the ballot box next year.”

According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, “the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to […]

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American Bridge Promotes Ivanka Trump Comments on Roy Moore at Trump Rally

As President Trump prepares to campaign for child molester Roy Moore in Pensacola, American Bridge is promoting Ivanka Trump’s comments condemning Moore with a mobile billboard and audio.

When news broke that Moore had preyed on underage girls, Ivanka Trump said that “there’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children” and she “had no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”

At tonight’s rally, these quotes will be blasted over a loud speaker outside the rally and featured on a mobile billboard.


“Try as Trump and the Republican Party might, there’s no way to escape the truth about Roy Moore or Ivanka Trump’s own words,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “It’s a disgusting new low that the President, the RNC, and the rest of the Republican party are trying to help send a pedophile to the US Senate, and the American people won’t soon forget it.”

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American Bridge Closing Ad: “Predator Alert” Hits Child Molester Roy Moore’s Record

American Bridge today released a closing ad in the Alabama special election, holding Roy Moore accountable for his history of preying on underage girls and his record as a disgraced judge who repeatedly sided with rapists over victims.

The digital ad, titled “Predator Alert,” details Moore’s disgraceful history of siding with sexual predators as a judge — and his disgusting actions at the Gadsden Mall. “Predator Alert” is targeting persuadable Republicans in Alabama.

“Roy Moore is a serial sexual predator with a record of siding with other sexual predators when he was a judge,” said American Bridge President Bradley Beychok. “This disgraced judge is unfit for public service, and his record shows he is totally out of line with Alabama values. On Tuesday, the voters should reject him.”

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