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

In Illinois, opioid deaths have increased by 7.6% between 2015 and 2016.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“As Illinois faces an alarming opioid epidemic that is only getting worse, Gov. Rauner 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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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]

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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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Gov. Ducey’s Priorities: 1. Egregious Salary Raises… 382. Arizona Schools

Yesterday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey gave his State of the State Address after controversy surfaced over giving his staff an average of 18% pay raises (including one 125% pay raise) around the same time Arizona teachers and social workers received barely a fraction of that. One would assume he’d want to remedy that in a speech to the legislature and the entire state. But did he make it up to teachers?

Not even remotely. Criticized in an op-ed as “[failing] to step up for schools,” Ducey praised the current school system, which was currently ranked in the bottom 10 states for education. He “tragically” failed to propose a solution for Arizona to adequately fund its schools or pay Arizona teachers anywhere near the national average.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Doug Ducey had a chance to stand up […]

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Bad Year of Laxalt: Shady Favors, Cover-ups, and Ethics Scandals Galore

A Roundup of Adam Laxalt’s Terrible Year

Let’s face it – it’s been a bad year for Adam Laxalt. From February, when news surfaced about Laxalt’s attempts to convince the state’s chief gaming regulator to intervene in a lawsuit to benefit Laxalt’s largest campaign contributor, to being blasted for opposing Nevada’s involvement in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Laxalt has been awash in bad headlines all year.

In order to commemorate Adam Laxalt’s spectacularly bad year, American Bridge will be highlighting Laxalt’s terrible headlines all day long via Twitter using the hashtag #BadYearofLaxalt.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“This year, Adam Laxalt has proven the saying, ‘you reap what you sow.’ Laxalt has spent his short career pursuing policies that reward his donors at the expense of Nevadans – and now he’s wrapped up in so many ethics scandals, we’ve lost count. 2017 has been a terrible year […]

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American Bridge Launches “Problem Putnam” Campaign

American Bridge today released their initial campaign against Adam Putnam including a memo outlining initial research into Adam Putnam’s record and a website called ProblemPutnam.com.

In short, Putnam faces a lot of problems in 2018 – he’s failed to stand up to a historically unpopular Republican president, he’s cheered on the Republican Congress’s effort to steal healthcare from nearly a million Floridians, and his record in Washington and in Florida is as swampy as they come.  Adam Putnam’s priorities in public office have been clear: sweet deals for big business and his own bank accounts, while squarely ignoring the needs and concerns of Florida families.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Adam Putnam is truly the problem child for Florida Republicans – he’s been cozying up to and making sweet deals on behalf of the lobbyists and donors that keep him in office for decades, all […]

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MN GOP Gov. Candidate Jeff Johnson Attacks Twin Cities “Values”

At a campaign event in Baxter, MN earlier this month, Republican Jeff Johnson attacked the values of people living in the state he hopes to lead as Governor when he said people in the Twin Cities have different values than the rest of Minnesota — and different values than his own campaign.

According to Jeff Johnson, his values are at odds with 60% of the state’s population. The Twin Cities and surrounding area is also home to 16 of 17 Fortune 500 companies in the state, and the geographic area home to the 13th largest economy in the country.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Jeff Johnson’s divisive rhetoric is nothing short of toxic – Minnesotans deserve a governor who unites the state, not divides it. Minnesota Republicans should condemn Jeff Johnson’s attack on the Twin Cities and the people who live there.”

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Adam Putnam Silent on Senate Tax Bill That Would Devastate Florida’s Schools and Farms

This week, the U.S. Senate is voting on a tax bill that would give tax breaks to the rich at the expense of the working class. The bill slashes student loan deductions, making it harder for low and middle-income students to get ahead. But it gets even worse.

The bill eliminates the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, the Senate bill could demolish public schools in Florida. New data shows that this bill puts over $907 million dollars in annual state revenue for public schools at risk. That totals up to $330 per student and risks the jobs of 6,508 teachers.

Rep. Ron DeSantis voted on the House version of the tax bill, which would take away the deduction for Floridians who have uninsured losses from natural disasters like Hurricanes – which have devastated homes, businesses, and orange groves. But what has Adam Putnam, Florida’s own Ag Commissioner […]

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