American Bridge Releases Ads Hitting Vulnerable Republicans on Shutdown

American Bridge released new ads today hitting Republicans on the government shutdown they caused. The 15-second ads focus on the impact the shutdown could have on our country’s veterans, from delaying disability checks to hindering medical procedures.

The ads, which target Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada, Rep. Martha McSally in Arizona, and Rep. Steve Pearce in New Mexico, will target swing voters in each state on multiple social media platforms.


Watch the Heller ad here.

Watch the McSally ad here.

Watch the Pearce ad here.

“Republicans are in complete control of our government and they can’t hide from their responsibility for this dangerous shutdown that’s hurting the most vulnerable Americans, including our veterans,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “This shutdown is the direct result of the GOP’s infighting, their total inability to govern, and their insistence on funding an […]

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Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer Have A Record Of Keeping Pay During Gov’t Shutdowns

The federal government shut down last night after the Republican-led Congress failed to pass a bill to fund the government — and federal workers and contractors across Indiana face the specter of missing paychecks. But Hoosiers already know what Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer will do: they’re going to keep their taxpayer-funded paychecks, no matter what.

In 2013, the last time their party caused a shutdown, Rokita and Messer took their pay even though many other members of Congress chose to forgo or donate theirs.

“Our federal government shut down last night and Republicans like Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, who control all the levers of power in Washington, are the reason why,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Rokita and Messer work for the people of Indiana, and if they aren’t doing their jobs, they shouldn’t get paid. Hooisers deserve to know if their representatives will keep their hard-earned tax dollars while […]

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Jim Renacci Has A Record Of Keeping His Pay During Gov’t Shutdowns

The federal government shut down last night after the Republican-led Congress failed to pass a bill to fund the government — and federal workers and contractors across Ohio face the specter of missing paychecks. But Ohioans already know what Congressman Jim Renacci, one of the richest members of Congress, will do: he’s going to keep his taxpayer-funded paycheck, no matter what.

In 2013, the last time his party caused a shutdown, Renacci took his pay even though many other members of Congress chose to forgo or donate theirs. He didn’t even have the decency to explain himself to his constituents.

“Our federal government shut down last night and Republicans like Jim Renacci, who control all the levers of power in Washington, are the reason why,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Jim Renacci works for the people of Ohio, and if he isn’t doing his job, he shouldn’t get paid. Ohioans deserve to […]

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Then vs Now: Rick Scott Government Shutdown Edition

Despite a disastrous likely government shutdown tonight, Rick Scott has remained shockingly silent on the issue. As Florida’s Governor during the last shutdown in 2013, Rick Scott repeatedly said the president bears responsibility for a shutdown — even saying “the buck stops with the President.” So far, he has said absolutely nothing about President Trump needing to take any responsibility at all.

Rick Scott on Presidential accountability in 2013:

 

“The buck stops with the President.” 

“The President needs to step up and lead.”

“The President needs to sit down with Congress and they need to compromise.”

https://twitter.com/FLGovScott/status/384784413164175360

 

Rick Scott on Presidential accountability in 2018:

[Crickets]

“For a likely U.S. Senate candidate, Rick Scott has been deafeningly silent on the issue of a government shutdown that could devastate Florida’s economy,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Back when Democrats held the White House, Rick […]

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Quick Clip: Rick Scott’s Nursing Home Scandal Just Keeps Getting Worse

New details have emerged in the tragic story of the South Florida nursing home where 12 people died during Hurricane Irma. By giving out his cell phone number to nursing homes — who called 120 times, and almost never reaching the governor — Rick Scott likely delayed help to the nursing homes and “may have encouraged unrealistic and possibly dangerous expectations.”

“Rick Scott thought he could buy political points during a major disaster by pretending to personally help nursing homes, but he tragically made a bad problem even worse,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “That — combined with Rick Scott’s reckless inattention and his deregulation of Florida’s nursing home industry — proved deadly.”

Watch the clip from NBC Miami here.

In September, American Bridge released a digital ad holding Rick Scott accountable for this tragedy. 

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Will Doug Ducey Continue to Stick With Trump Despite Mismanaging the Opioid Crisis?

A recent cavalcade of stories have reported on Trump’s mismanagement of Drug Policy – putting a 24 year-old whose only experience was working on Trump’s campaign in one of the most senior positions at the drug policy epidemic in the midst of a nation-wide opioid epidemic. Meanwhile, Gov. Ducey has been sitting on the sidelines of this crisis – and his silence speaks volumes.

In Arizona, opioid deaths have increased by 16.3% between 2015 and 2016, with heroin on the rise – from 11% of opioid deaths in 2007 to an astonishing 39% in 2016.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Arizona faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Ducey has failed to stand up to Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the opioid crisis. Will he continue to stick […]

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