Rick Scott’s Opioid Producer Ties Are The Definition Of A Conflict Of Interest

“It’s no wonder Rick Scott delayed taking action on Florida’s opioid crisis for years — he’s profiting from their deeply unethical business practices. Scott has nearly $300,000 invested in one drug company, and has given that company and others millions in tax breaks while their drugs hurt Floridians. That’s the definition of a conflict of interest,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Tampa Bay Times: Opioid makers, called “drug dealers,” gave $1 million to Florida officials over 20 years

By Lawrence Mower | May 18, 2018

“When she announced her lawsuit against some of the largest makers of opioids this week, Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi vowed the companies would “pay” for what they’d done.”
“But for the last 20 years, they have been paying – to Florida politicians.”
“Gov. Rick Scott, also a Republican, has taken $6,000, records show, although his ties to one of the companies runs deeper.”
“Scott, upon taking office […]

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Dean Heller Hasn’t Held a *Single* Subcommittee Hearing Since He Was Given The Gavels

“Can anyone explain why lazy Dean Heller deserves his taxpayer-funded salary? Anyone?” asked American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Nevada Independent: Despite early promises, Heller has yet to hold hearings in either of his congressional subcommittees

By Riley Snyder | May 18, 2018

“Over the past two years, Republican Sen. Dean Heller has publicly urged his fellow senators and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to work ‘full time, 24/7‘ to advance President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda in the U.S. Senate.”
“But that enthusiasm hasn’t translated to Heller’s role chairing two Senate subcommittees, which have yet to meet over the last year and a half since Heller was appointed to lead them and touted his ability in news releases to help Nevada through those roles.”
“A review of committee calendars for both the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee […]

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BREAKING: Adam Laxalt Finally Confronted About Support for Alleged Rapist Sheriff, Runs Away

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In a rare public appearance, Washington, D.C. native Adam Laxalt was finally confronted about his support for alleged rapist and admitted sexual harasser Gerald Antinoro.

As Laxalt’s handlers nervously watched, perhaps contemplating how someone got between them and the candidate they’ve been sworn to protect from interactions with actual voters, Laxalt was asked about recent Facebook ads regarding his support for Antinoro. Instead of using the opportunity to renounce his numerous supporters like Antinoro who are accused of sexual harassment and assault, Laxalt refused to answer the question and awkwardly ran away.

“Adam Laxalt’s handlers finally failed at keeping Laxalt away from questions about his support of an alleged rapist and sexual harasser,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson.“Unfortunately, Laxalt still refused to provide a straight answer – or any answer – on why he continues to tout the endorsement of an alleged rapist. […]

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Lou Barletta’s Bad Week 1

Fresh off his primary win, Lou Barletta is bending over backward to alienate, bore, or confound every Republican in Pennsylvania. Check out some of the press coverage Barletta’s winning strategy has received in his first week as Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Washington Examiner: Pennsylvania Republicans hit the panic button over Senate nominee Lou Barletta
Al Weaver & David M. Drucker | May 17, 2018

“Senior Republicans are sounding the alarm about Rep. Lou Barletta’s, R-Pa., struggling Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, fretting that his lackadaisical, disorganized effort will hand a third term to incumbent Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.”
“The congressman is taking fire from Republicans at home and in Washingtonwho worried that he is relying too much on the president to boost his flagging Senate bid.”
“Barletta has been a disappointing fundraiser and been too slow to ramp up a capable statewide campaign operation, his critics charge.”
“’The sense is, nobody knows what the fuck […]

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American Bridge Launches New Ad Against Adam Laxalt for Standing With Sexual Predators Over Female Victims

American Bridge launched a new ad today around the ongoing scandal engulfing Washington, D.C. native Adam Laxalt over his support of alleged rapist and admitted sexual harasser, Gerald Antinoro. Last week, American Bridge launched digital ads and a petition calling on Laxalt to denounce the sexual predators supporting his campaign. Laxalt has refused to do so, allowing his handlers to keep him in a bubble and refusing to deviate from his tight script in his rare public appearances.

The new ads feature media reports detailing the allegations against Antinoro, as well as Laxalt’s continued support for him. The ads begin running on Facebook and Twitter today and are targeted to female swing voters in Reno and Las Vegas.

“While Adam Laxalt’s handlers try to hide him from the media, Nevada women are seeing firsthand that Laxalt is standing with alleged rapists and sexual predators over female victims,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “What will it take for Adam Laxalt to finally […]

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VIDEO: Walker Stapleton Called Out for Repeatedly Lying in New Ad

WATCH: “We’ve been putting political ads to our truth test for years, and you really don’t see that many blatantly false claims…but Walker Stapleton, he dares to be different”

“Bona fide false”

“Overstatement”

“As State Treasurer, Stapleton barely has the power to stop payment on a check”

“This ad is writing checks his record can’t cash”

That’s gonna leave a mark. Last night, 9 News in Denver ran a brutal segment tearing apart the claims in Republican candidate for Colorado Governor, and occasional State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton’s first television ad. Stapleton, who boasts that he doesn’t show up to work when it rains, made numerous claims in the ad that 9 News found to be “bona fide false,” “blatantly false,” and “overstatements.” The segment concluded with journalist Brandon Rittiman saying, “this ad is writing checks his record can’t cash.” Ouch.

“Maybe if […]

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Martha McSally’s Missing Mortgage

“Martha McSally’s hypocrisy seemingly knows no end. Between her blatant flip-flop on DACA and her shoddy coverup of a mortgage that doesn’t seem to exist, McSally is making a powerful case to Arizonans that she can’t be trusted,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. 

ThinkProgress: Arizona Senate candidate kept talking about her mortgage. We can’t find it anywhere.
Josh Israel | May 15, 2018

Martha McSally “promised during her 2012 Congressional campaign that ‘truthfulness’ and ‘integrity’ would be ‘core values’ of her campaigns. But that truthfulness may not have applied to her required disclosure statements.”
“As a House candidate, McSally argued that the federal government should not take action to help underwater mortgage holders — even those who were victims of predatory lending and misleading terms — because she believed in ‘individual responsibility.’”
In 2012, McSally “noted that she could relate to those who owed more on their mortgages than the properties were even worth because […]

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