Cramer’s Comments Disqualify Him From Serving In The Senate

“With each comment, Rep. Cramer further disqualifies himself from representing North Dakota in the Senate,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Assault is assault, period. That’s something Cramer just doesn’t seem to understand. And that makes him unfit to lead.”

Washington Post: GOP Rep. Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true
By Sean Sullivan | September 25, 2018

“Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee for Senate in North Dakota, questioned Monday whether a sexual assault accusation against Brett M. Kavanaugh should disqualify him from the Supreme Court, even if the allegation is true.”
“The comments from Cramer, a top Republican recruit in a marquee Senate race, highlight the extent to which the accusations against Kavanaugh have reached the midterm campaign trail, forcing candidates to respond to sensitive questions about the revelations.”
“In the interview with host Chris Berg televised Monday, Cramer said that if something like […]

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Senate Brief: Kavanaugh Is Already Hurting Republican Candidates

Week of Monday, September 24, 2018

IN BRIEF: Kevin Cramer is under fire for suggesting an alleged rape attempt by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was “absurd” because it “never went anywhere,” and the parties involved were “drunk” “teenagers.”

This isn’t your average Cramer gaffe. While most Republican Senate candidates are staying safely in the “she should testify” lane, Cramer is professing disbelief. What’s more, his suggestion that the allegation shouldn’t be taken seriously because it “never went anywhere” is being compared to Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments.
This will be a liability for Republicans. Cramer has moved the ball down the court by being the first Senate candidate to flat-out deny the allegations. He’s also crossed a line in the midst of a national conversation about assault and consent. And his fellow Republican office-seekers will have to answer for that.
Republicans have lost a major talking point. As Kavanaugh’s […]

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QUICK CLIP(S): Cramer Dismisses “Absurd” Kavanaugh Allegation Because Rape Attempt “Never Went Anywhere”

Kevin Cramer spent his weekend buried under an avalanche of bad press after he told a North Dakota radio station that the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was “absurd” because Kavanaugh and Dr. Blasey were drunk teenagers, and the alleged rape attempt “never went anywhere.”

While most Republican Senate candidates have been careful in their continued support of Kavanaugh, Cramer went out of his way to underscore his disdain for the accusation. Asked to clarify his comments, he doubled down, saying “The point of my answer was that the current allegations were even more absurd” than those made by Anita Hill against Clarence Thomas, because, “At the time, there was a sense of legitimacy to what Anita Hill was saying.”

Cramer’s comments were highlighted across North Dakota TV this weekend — and several stations caught up with him at local events.

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Money Talks: DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

“Money talks, and by not returning his contributions from a racist who freely uses racial slurs Ron DeSantis is sending a message that these comments are ok,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Ron DeSantis and his ever-growing list of white supremacist supporters might find this type of racist rhetoric acceptable, but the people of Florida don’t.”

AP: DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

September 20, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ campaign for Florida governor says he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about President Barack Obama.

But campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said Thursday that money they’ve already taken from Steven Alembik’s company, SMA Communications, won’t be returned because it was already spent on the primary election.

TheDemocratic affiliated group American Bridge provided ascreen shot of the Alembi’s tweet, […]

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WATCH: Danny on Dean

#TBT! Before Dean Heller and Danny Tarkanian take the stage with President Trump tonight in Las Vegas, we thought we’d take a walk down memory lane.

We’re sure tonight will be all about unity, but just one short year ago, with Tarkanian and Heller locked in a bitter Senate primary fight, they weren’t what we’d call allies.

Here’s a round up of Tarkanian’s greatest hits against Heller, to start the night off on the right — or, at least, the honest — foot:

WATCH Danny on Dean here.

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REALLY? Heller Calls Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations a “Hiccup”

“Nevadans are finally seeing who the real Dean Heller is: a rubber-stamp Republican who will casually dismiss sexual assault allegations against political allies — but only on a top-secret GOP conference call,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Voters should wonder what else Heller is saying behind closed doors — and whether he’s thinking of anyone but himself.”

Nevada Independent: Heller predicts Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court despite ‘hiccup’
By Riley Snyder | September 19th, 2018

“Republican Sen. Dean Heller is predicting that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the nation’s highest court despite the “hiccup” of a recent allegation that the judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were both teenagers.”
“In a ‘VIP’ conference call arranged by the Nevada Republican Party on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the state, Heller — who is running for re-election against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen […]

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WATCH: Mike DeWine Says He’d Sign Bill Restricting Abortion for Rape Victims

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“Tonight Mike DeWine gave a nervous, angry performance that highlighted just how out-of-touch he is,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Even worse, DeWine said he would sign extreme legislation that would criminalize abortion for rape victims and severely restrict women’s health. Mike DeWine’s agenda is dangerous for Ohio women and they can’t afford him as their next Governor.”

Watch DeWine say he’d sign an extreme “heartbeat bill” here.

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