QUICK CLIP: Doug Ducey’s Gun Hypocrisy

Doug Ducey was threatened on social media in 2015 by a mentally ill man with an AR-15 — who was barred from buying a gun, but got one through a private exchange. Ducey was protected by taxpayer-funded bodyguards keeping him safe — but he’s failing to keep Arizonans safe from the same private sale loophole.

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Doug Ducey has proposed a school safety plan that does nothing to prevent people from getting guns through private sales in Arizona.

Last year, Ducey even banned background checks on private sales, like the one used by a mentally ill man to threaten him, and according to 12 News Arizona’s Brahm Resnick, “Governor Ducey’s school safety plan wouldn’t do anything to change that.” According to former ATF agent David Chipman, the gun show loophole is “a gaping loophole that fully undermines the effectiveness of our gun laws.”

Doug Ducey may be safe from […]

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American Bridge Statement on Bruce Rauner’s Victory

Today, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s victory in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial election:

“Tonight, Illinois Republicans humiliated Bruce Rauner — showing once and for all that Illinoisans across the political spectrum reject Rauner’s record of mismanagement. Rauner spent the primary running scared. To distract from his record of pushing Illinois to the brink of financial collapse he careened to the right, putting children’s lives at risk with his veto of a commonsense gun safety bill. All he won was an approval rating even lower than Donald Trump’s and a one-way ticket to Milan come November. Bruce, arrivederci — I hope your bags are packed and your private jet fully stocked.”

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Pearce missing votes since launching campaign for governor

“Steve Pearce shouldn’t be collecting a six figure paycheck from the taxpayers if he’s not going to show up to work,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Pearce has missed over one third of House votes this year all while campaigning for Governor, and even skipped votes to attend fundraisers. If he thinks he can skip out on his job and have the people of New Mexico vote him into higher office in November, he is sadly mistaken.”

Santa Fe New Mexican: Pearce missing votes since launching campaign for governor
By Andrew Oxford | March 16, 2018

“Southern New Mexico did not have a voice one way or the other when it came time for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on easing pollution limits on some coal plants, limiting regulations on bankers or changing the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
“U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican congressman from Hobbs who is campaigning […]

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MEMO: No Republican is safe this November

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Bradley Beychok, President of American Bridge
DATE: March 13, 2017
RE: No Republican is safe this November

“This guy should win easily, and he is going to win easy.” Donald Trump, 3/10/2018

That sound you hear is a blue wave approaching. The results in Pennsylvania spell disaster for Republicans in November; if they can’t win in a longtime Republican stronghold, no district is safe, especially considering that Republicans nationwide will have to confront the same liabilities that brought Rick Saccone down in Pennsylvania.

Voters are rejecting the GOP’s toxic agenda, even in red districts – starting with the Republican tax scam 

Tonight’s results are the clearest indication to date that voters are turning on Trump’s toxic agenda. From rising healthcare costs to a tax scam that further rigs the economy for the rich, voters don’t like what they see and are rejecting these policies at the ballot box.  What’s particularly telling, […]

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Before SOTU, American Bridge releases web ad calling out Spineless Scott Walker

Just a few short years ago, Scott Walker once chastised President Obama after his 2015 State of The Union speech, saying, “Our American revival is not going to be led by a lame duck president who would rather pick fights with Congress.” Will Scott Walker stand by his words by using the same measure of judgement to call out Donald Trump for picking fights with Congress, the media, and pretty much anyone else? Not. A. Chance.

Today, American Bridge launched a web ad highlighting Scott Walker’s hypocrisy in the face of Donald Trump’s belligerence when it comes to fighting with the very people he needs to enact his own agenda.

Does Scott Walker stand by his words?

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Scott Walker has supported Trump throughout his Presidency and nothing Donald Trump does – no matter how bad it gets – will […]

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DeSantis is No Hero To Sexual Harassment Victims

Today, Congressman Ron DeSantis announced his campaign for Governor of Florida. The Trump-loving candidate touted his record in Congress, bragging about his bill that would eliminate the Congressional fund used to deal with harassment complaints against Members of Congress.

[See a video of his words here.]

But don’t let DeSantis convince you he’s always been there for victims of sexual harassment. Because he hasn’t. In 2013, DeSantis voted to deny SNAP benefits to women who quit their jobs – even if they quit due to sexual harassment.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Ron DeSantis’ pathetic attempts to cover up his checkered record of screwing over victims of sexual harassment won’t work. Given his voting record and his strong support of President Trump – whose own serial sexual misconduct has caused Florida Republicans headaches – DeSantis is no […]

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Numbers You Won’t Hear in Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State Address

Today, Scott Walker will give the final State of the State address of his second term. He will undoubtedly throw some numbers around to try and convince Wisconsin voters that he deserves another term as their governor. But after 8 years in office, there are some numbers about Wisconsin that Walker would rather you ignore today.

42 – In 2017, U.S. News Ranked Wisconsin 42nd in Economic Growth in 2017
47 – Wisconsin ranked 47th in economic growth of the state’s young population.
25 – Out of the 25 largest states in the country, Wisconsin ranked last in startup activity in 2017.
49 – Wisconsin’s roads ranked 49th in 2017, the state ranking 37th in total infrastructure.
45 – Pew ranked Wisconsin 45th highest in income inequality in 2014.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:
“As Scott Walker pathetically attempts to tout his failed […]

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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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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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Will Scott Walker 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. Walker has been sitting on the sidelines of this crisis – and his silence speaks volumes.

In Wisconsin, opioid-related deaths have nearly doubled in the past decade.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Wisconsin faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Walker has failed to stand up to Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the opioid crisis. Will he continue to stick with Trump’s administration as more and more of his constituents are dying?”

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