Rick Scott’s Own Anti-Opioid Panel “Mystified” Why Scott Ignores Opioid Solutions

Rick Scott’s Drug Policy Advisory Council is “mystified” why Rick Scott isn’t paying closer attention to their report “outlining clear steps to fight the opioid crisis.”

The Council is almost entirely made of people elevated to high office in Florida by Rick Scott himself. People like Peggy Sapp, who asked: “My question would be to all of us, ‘Who is going to deliver that message to the governor?’”

Apparently, no one has. Rick Scott’s spokesperson has been refusing to answer whether Rick Scott even knows his own Council’s anti-opioid report exists.

Maybe it’s because Scott’s Council says the best step he can take is undoing his disastrous 2011 decision to eliminate the Office of Drug Control.

“Rick Scott’s inaction and carelessness when it comes to Florida’s opioid crisis have life and death consequences for Floridians. Now, his office refuses to even confirm he is interested in his own commission’s recommendations for resolving the opioid crisis,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Scott might dismiss […]

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Walker campaigned for alleged blackmailer Greitens in 2016

You may have heard something about Gov. Eric Greitens, who allegedly blackmailed and slapped the woman he was having an affair with in 2015. Now, he faces a criminal investigation.

But just 14 months ago, Gov. Walker campaigned for Greitens, who he said he was “just so impressed” by. In footage of Walker introducing Greitens in 2016, he said that Greitens “understands that actions speak louder than words.”

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Scott Walker praised Eric Greitens for understanding that actions speak louder than words, so mere words won’t allow Scott Walker to weasel his way from his hand-picked candidate in Missouri. Walker’s stunning silence on Greitens speaks volumes.”

October 2016: Walker Campaigned For Greitens At Three Rallies

Greitens: ‘Scott Walker Is Coming To Missouri On Sunday To Support Our Campaign!’

[Facebook – Eric Greitens, 10/24/16]

Walker Campaigned For […]

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VIDEO: Martha McSally’s Announcement Day Flip-Flop on Trump’s Border Wall

With two Trump-backing candidates already in the race for Arizona Senate, Rep. Martha McSally spent her announcement day abandoning her previously held positions faster than Arizonans can say “career politician.”

In her announcement speech, McSally blatantly flip-flopped on her opposition to Donald Trump’s border wall.

“Arizonans saw everything they need to from Martha McSally today — a typical politician willing to say and do anything she thinks people want to hear. They’re quickly learning they can’t trust a word she says,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Watch Martha McSally change her position on Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise.

Read it to believe it…

McSally Town Hall, 2/23/17:
Q: “Do you support a border wall? Yes or no.”
McSally: Not a contiguous 2,000 mile border wall, no.”

McSally Announcement Speech, 1/12/18:
“On illegal immigration, strategy of control over our border by more agents, sensors, aerial assets, man and unmanned and every other effective means, […]

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Establishment Favorite Martha McSally is an Untrustworthy, Weak Candidate

To: Interested Parties
From: Bradley Beychok, President, American Bridge 21st Century
Date: 1/12/18

If Martha McSally is the best Senate Republicans can do in Arizona, they’re in for a tough 2018. McSally’s Senate bid faces the same hurricane-force headwinds that pushed Senator Jeff Flake into early retirement. Although she votes with Donald Trump 96 percent of the time, she’s been a vocal critic of him in the past. Trump allies don’t like her and even tried to scare her out of the race. And there are now two far-right, well-known GOP candidates in the race she’ll have to face in a primary.

On top of that, Democrats are well-equipped to hold McSally accountable. American Bridge has had staff on the ground in Arizona for 12 months and already has more than 120 hours of tracking footage of McSally and more than 700 pages of research.

Here are just a few of McSally’s […]

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New Analysis: Arizona CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Arizona families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.

Arizona is among the 11 states identified by the report as likely to run out of funding in the next few weeks, due to the Republican Congress’s unconscionable inaction. Over 88,00 children in Arizona depend on CHIP for their health care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Eleven states will likely burn through their share of short-term CHIP funding before the end of next month, according to researchers at Georgetown University…They are: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Washington state and Washington, D.C.,” reports Axios.

“Republicans’ priorities couldn’t be clearer: cutting taxes for their wealthy campaign donors and stripping health care from hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. Keeping poor kids on their […]

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New Analysis: Nevada CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Nevada families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.

Nevada is among the 11 states identified by the report as likely to run out of funding in the next few weeks, due to the Republican Congress’s unconscionable inaction. Over 68,00 children in Nevada depend on CHIP for their health care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Eleven states will likely burn through their share of short-term CHIP funding before the end of next month, according to researchers at Georgetown University…They are: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Washington state and Washington, D.C.,” reports Axios.

“Republicans’ priorities couldn’t be clearer: cutting taxes for their wealthy campaign donors and stripping health care from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. Keeping poor kids on […]

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New Analysis: Florida CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks 

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Florida families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.

Florida is among the 11 states identified by the report as likely to run out of funding in the next few weeks, due to the Republican Congress’s unconscionable inaction. Over 370,000 children in Florida depend on CHIP for their health care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Eleven states will likely burn through their share of short-term CHIP funding before the end of next month, according to researchers at Georgetown University…They are: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Washington state and Washington, D.C.,” reports Axios.

“Republicans’ priorities couldn’t be clearer: cutting taxes for their wealthy campaign donors and stripping health care from hundreds of thousands of Floridians. Keeping poor kids on […]

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Throwback Thursday: Heller brings toxic Trump/Pence Immigration Agenda to Nevada

When Air Force 2 touches down in Nevada today, Nevadans will be reminded all over again that Dean Heller only pretends to support what matters to Nevadans — such as protecting Dreamers from the Trump Administration.

Heller’s campaign stop with Donald Trump’s right-hand man and a long-time, anti-immigrant leader, Vice President Mike Pence, tells Nevadans everything they need to know about Dean Heller. Pence supports deporting Dreamers, building a border war between the US and Mexico, and banning people from coming to the U.S. based on their religion.

Let’s rewind the tape of Mike Pence’s offensive statements about immigrants and Dreamers…

Clip: Mike Pence on Dreamers.

Clip: Mike Pence on “building a wall” and “criminal aliens:”

“Dean Heller may say he supports Dreamers and immigration reform, but just like he did with health care and any other important issue, […]

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American Bridge Report: Rick Scott’s Offshore Oil Drilling Hypocrisy

Gov. Rick Scott has supported drilling in and around Florida throughout his political career — repeatedly endorsing offshore drilling and drilling in the Everglades.

Today, American Bridge is releasing a new report detailing Rick Scott’s drilling hypocrisy, a record eight years in the making. Read American Bridge’s research report on Rick Scott’s Offshore Oil Drilling Hypocrisy here.

As Scott considers a bid for U.S. Senate, his cronies in the Washington Swamp are pulling out all the stops. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made an unannounced trip to Florida to announce the Trump administration’s sudden reversal on their offshore drilling policy — just for Florida, and just as Rick Scott is reportedly making his final decision on running for Senate.

“Rick Scott does whatever is best for his wealthy cronies and big corporations, and that’s why he’s spent his entire political career fighting to expand oil drilling off Florida’s coast. Rick […]

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American Bridge releases report on GOP’s Assault on Voting Rights

Today, Ohio’s voting law that allows the state to purge inactive voters is being tested in the Supreme Court. Defending the law is Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who is running for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. It’s no surprise that Husted is defending the case – Republicans have launched an all-out war on voting rights at the state level and it’s been going on for decades.

As a primer for the SCOTUS case, American Bridge released a report outlining numerous examples of Republican governors and gubernatorial candidates who have worked to make it harder for people to vote in their states – in nearly every way possible.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“From supporting Donald Trump’s outrageous lies about supposed voter fraud to working to suppress the vote in any way they can, Republican gubernatorial candidates have tried everything to make sure they win […]

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