Ted Cruz’s Trump-Inspired Drug Epidemic “Solution”: The Wall

Donald Trump has made his candidacy about anti-immigrant xenophobia — promises to “build the wall” and finally stop the immigrants who he claims are, among other things, “bringing drugs.”

Eight months later, Donald Trump’s still running in first place and the rest of the field is continuing to chase him on immigration — Ted Cruz more than almost anyone else.

Today, Cruz found a novel, new issue to inject Trump’s trademarked anti-immigrant demagoguery into: substance abuse. What’s Cruz’s policy proposal, rather than provide adequate funds to pursue treatment programs and other solutions?

“If we want to turn around the drug crisis we have got to finally and permanently secure the border,” Mr. Cruz said. “We need to solve this problem, we need to build this wall.”

Cruz may have beaten out Trump in Iowa, but he’s still about 22% behind Trump in New Hampshire, and showing no sign of backing off his […]

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With Endorsement of Rubio, Toomey’s True Colors Show Through

For Immediate Release
February 3rd, 2016
Contact: Katie Lewallen, 318-617-3258


With Endorsement of Rubio, Toomey’s True Colors Show Through

American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Senator Pat Toomey’s endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio:

“Senator Pat Toomey’s true colors show through with his endorsement of Marco Rubio. Sen. Rubio’s far-right positions on issues like common sense gun safety legislation, women’s health, and earned benefits are a reflection of Sen. Toomey’s own extremism. On gun safety, by supporting a candidate that voted against and blasted his namesake legislation, Sen. Toomey has proven that he lacks the leadership to fight for Manchin-Toomey. Sen. Toomey can try to mislead voters, but it’s clear that both he and Sen. Rubio are too beholden to the gun lobby to keep our communities and families safe. The Keystone state deserves better than Pat Toomey, who has voted with Washington Republicans 94% of the time to defund Planned Parenthood, […]

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California Dreamin’ Cole Heads To Palm Springs To Pick Up Koch Cash

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole got a break from West Virginia winter last weekend as he joined the billionaire Koch brothers for a retreat at the luxury Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in sunny Palm Springs. Between facials at the spa and rounds on the legendary Indian Wells golf course, Cole addressed the Koch network on his own extreme agenda, including his plans to make West Virginia a right-to-work state.

Cole’s attendance at the top secret retreat can only mean one thing – the Kochs have anointed yet another handpicked candidate to shill for their extreme, self-serving agenda. With Americans for Prosperity spending on his behalf, and having been named a preferred candidate of the Koch-affiliated money-bundling Aegis PAC, Cole has already benefited from the Koch network’s support. Like previous Koch retreat alums Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, and the like, he’s sure to make the Koch brothers’ agenda his own back at […]

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Hypocrisy Alert: Gianforte’s Empty Campaign Finance Pledge

Montana’s likely Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte wants to have his cake and eat it too on campaign finance – but it won’t be that easy for the Koch crony. Gianforte has pledged not to accept campaign donations from special interests, but as the AP noted this week, he’s “sidestepped questions about whether he would call on outside groups to refrain from spending funds on his behalf.”

It’s no wonder Gianforte wants to keep quiet on shady,outside groups spending on his behalf: he’s a handpicked candidate of the Kochs’ Aegis PAC. Aegis, shady political consulting firm that had a “blessing” from the Kochs at their inception, created a new, secretive nonprofit in 2014 that spent hundreds of thousands in dark money on strategically timed attack ads in a GOP primary and helped raise money for the Kochs’ chosen candidates, just like they’re doing for Gianforte. Gianforte may think he can pull the wool over the eyes of Montanans with […]

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VIDEO: Why Ted Cruz Is Choice of Right-Wing GOP

American Bridge is introducing a new digital ad targeting New Hampshire. After Ted Cruz’s Iowa win earlier this week, the ad shows in their own words why Cruz is the first choice of right-wing Iowans — and why the establishment should be worried about him in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and beyond.

Cruz has based his brand on radical policies and red meat messaging. But it’s not just his extreme conservatism that propelled him to victory in the Hawkeye state. Cruz is also fueled by the anti-establishment movement that coalesced around him in 2013 when he read Green Eggs and Ham to shutdown the government. Marco Rubio and Chris Christie have proven that the entire GOP believes in extreme anti-immigrant, anti-woman, and anti-Muslim policies, but Donald Trump and Cruz take it to a whole new level.

With less than a week to the New Hampshire primary, Cruz is continuing to push his extreme and […]

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Jolly & DeSantis Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal The ACA — Again

Not for the first time, Congressmen David Jolly and Ron DeSantis last night voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. (And not for the first time, they failed.)

For some reason, the two Senate hopefuls have decided to stake their 2016 runs on pledging to limit women’s healthcare options and promising to take away millions of Americans’ access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Jolly and DeSantis’s wash, rinse, and repeat attempts to “repeal and replace Obamacare” are all repeal and no replace. It’s partisan posturing with very real consequences for millions — including not just stripping away quality, affordable coverage, but also returning those with pre-existing conditions to a disadvantaged status that costs more and limits their health care.

Reps. David Jolly and Ron DeSantis yet again chose to vote with Washington Republicans over the best interests of Floridians.

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