Ralph Abraham Misses Vote to Give Back Pay to Constituents Not Getting Paid During Shutdown

No-show Congressman Ralph Abraham missed a vote today on giving back pay to federal workers furloughed due to the government shutdown. Abraham, who has insisted he is not campaigning during the shutdown, missed the vote to attend yet another fundraiser for his campaign for Governor.

“Congressman Abraham clearly doesn’t give a damn about the thousands of Louisianans who aren’t getting paid because of this pointless shutdown,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Congressman Abraham just sent a message to every Louisiana resident not getting paid that he cares more about campaigning for higher office than helping them pay their bills and feed their families.”

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AUDIO: Listen to Ralph Abraham Lie About Campaigning During Shutdown

Abraham, who continues to attend fundraisers during the government shutdown, tells a radio host he is too busy doing his job as a Congressman to campaign during the shutdown

Well, here’s a lie that would make even Pinocchio blush. Congressman Ralph Abraham was recently asked on talk radio if the government shutdown allowed him more time to campaign for Louisiana Governor. Abraham responded, “No not at all. I understand my job as a Congressman is to represent the people of the 5th district of Louisiana.”

That would be a good answer for the Congressman, if it wasn’t a bald-faced lie. The truth is, Congressman Abraham has been campaigning nonstop since the shutdown began. He held a high-dollar fundraiser last week, and has another one scheduled for this week.

“Congressman Abraham is clearly following the Bobby Jindal playbook of focusing on his political career […]

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American Bridge Calls on Ralph Abraham to Donate Fundraiser Proceeds to Louisianans Hurt by Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown approaches the end of week 2, Louisiana families are beginning to feel the economic consequences.

For example, due to the shutdown:

 6,000 Louisianans working for federal agencies are currently going without pay.


 40,000 Louisiana residents could lose their flood insurance.

But while Louisiana families face the harmful consequences of not knowing when they’ll get their next paycheck or if their flood insurance will be renewed, as usual, Congressman Ralph Abraham is only focused on one person: himself.

During the first week of the shutdown, Congressman Abraham held a high-dollar fundraiser for his floundering campaign for Louisiana Governor. That’s right. While Louisiana families faced the uncertainty over the holidays of not knowing when their next paycheck would come, Congressman Abraham was hobnobbing with wealthy campaign donors and collecting campaign contributions for himself.

“Congressman Abraham should be concerned with getting his constituents their paychecks, not collecting […]

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Congressman Ralph Abraham: Ever Heard of Him?

Washington Republicans’ 4th Choice to Run for Louisiana Governor voted to take away health care for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions

Steve Scalise “rejects run for Governor”

John Kennedy “won’t run for Governor of Louisiana”

 Jeff Landry “won’t run for Governor”

John Kennedy says Abraham can’t win


Steve Scalise John Kennedy Jeff Landry Congressman Ralph Abraham announced his campaign for Louisiana Governor today. We know what you’re thinking, “Ralph who?”

Well, to start, Abraham’s fellow Republican, Senator John Kennedy, spent the last few weeks telling every reporter who would listen that Abraham can’t beat Governor John Bel Edwards. And for once, Senator Soundbite is making sense: Congressman Abraham can’t win. Here’s are some of the many reasons why.

Last year, Congressman Abraham voted to take away health care for Louisianans with pre-existing conditions. Had […]

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American Bridge Statement on Senator Soundbite John Kennedy Not Running for Governor

American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson released the following statement on Senator John Kennedy’s announcement that he will not be running for Louisiana Governor:

“Considering he failed to pass a long term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program last week, we’re glad John Kennedy realizes he doesn’t have the accomplishments or work ethic to actually serve as Louisiana’s Governor. Kennedy’s flirtation with running for Governor should be viewed for what it was: a year-long publicity stunt to distract from the fact that he is either uninterested or unable to actually do his job. Senator Soundbite once again made clear with this announcement that he is more interested in garnering cheap headlines than actually working to help the people of Louisiana. Kennedy’s record in the Senate speaks for itself: over a hundred media interviews, zero accomplishments.”

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New Ads and Website Featuring Bobby Jindal Show “Senator Soundbite” John Kennedy What to Expect if He Runs for Governor

Watch the ad here

See the new website, SenatorSoundbite.com

American Bridge launched its first ads of the 2019 election cycle today to show Washington’s “Senator Soundbite” John Kennedy what he can expect should he decide to run for Louisiana Governor. Kennedy says he will make his decision by December 3.

The digital ads begin running today in Louisiana, including in Senator Kennedy’s hometown of Madisonville. They also feature a glowing endorsement of Kennedy from one of the most unpopular politicians in Louisiana, failed presidential candidate Bobby Jindal. The ads coincide with the launch of a new website, SenatorSoundbite.com to chronicle how in Washington, John Kennedy is focused on promoting himself, not helping Louisiana families. While he has no major legislative accomplishments to speak of, Kennedy has been very busy promoting himself on national television.

Just this year alone, Kennedy […]

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American Bridge Launches Radio & Digital Ads Featuring Don Cheadle Urging Florida Voters to Reject DeSantis’s Racism, Elect Andrew Gillum

 Listen to the radio ad here, watch the digital ad here.

American Bridge is launching new radio and digital ads featuring award-winning actor Don Cheadle as part of a five-figure campaign to urge Florida voters to vote for Mayor Andrew Gillum on November 6. The radio ads will run on African American radio stations in Jacksonville. The digital ads will run on social media in Jacksonville and are targeted to African American voters. The ads highlight just some of the numerous racism scandals DeSantis has faced since he became the Republican nominee for Governor.

DeSantis started off his general election campaign by calling Mayor Gillum a “monkey.” Since then, a day practically hasn’t gone by without a new story about DeSantis’s racist views and affiliations.

Among the many racism scandals DeSantis has faced:

DeSantis moderated a racist facebook group.
DeSantis refused […]

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New GOTV Ad Featuring Creepy Bill Schuette Video Urges Michigan Women to Vote Nov. 6

Watch the new ad here

American Bridge launched a new GOTV ad in Michigan today featuring the infamous video of Creepy Bill Schuette sexually harassing a female reporter. The original footage was released by American Bridge earlier this month. Since then, Schuette’s campaign has struggled to regain its footing.

Yesterday news broke that Schuette’s campaign was canceling most of their remaining television ads. But Schuette’s awful day didn’t stop there. Huffington Post reported yesterday that Schuette’s campaign lied about the video’s origin in an odd attempt at damage control. Schuette’s campaign originally tried to downplay the video’s significance, dismissing it as “heavily edited” and old news. Both those claims have now been proven false.

The GOTV ad featuring the video also highlights Schuette’s comments in a debate that his sexually harassing the reporter was simply him “trying to be funny.” The […]

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On Debate Day, American Bridge Launches New Website Exposing Scott Walker’s Swamp of Scandals

ScottsScandals.com highlights eight years of corruption
and mismanagement from Scott Walker

Ahead of tonight’s Wisconsin Governor debate, American Bridge is launching a new website exposing Governor Scott Walker’s numerous scandals over the last eight years. Walker’s tenure as Governor has been an unmitigated disaster for taxpayers as he has repeatedly used the office to benefit himself and his friends. Walker has abused state resources and tax dollars for personal benefit, been implicated in numerous pay-to-play schemes, and received illegal dark money campaign contributions.

ScottsScandals.com will serve as a one-stop shop to educate Wisconsin voters on the countless scandals Walker has been implicated in throughout his eight years as Governor.

“There’s a reason why Scott Walker is losing in the polls and four of his secretaries have come out against him,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Wisconsin families are sick and tired of eight years of scandal, corruption, and incompetence from Scott […]

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Ahead of Alex Trebek Debate, American Bridge Releases New Video of Scott Wagner on “Pennsylvania Jeopardy”

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Ahead of tonight’s Pennsylvania Governor debate moderated by Alex Trebek, American Bridge released a new Jeopardy-themed video outlining how wrong Scott Wagner is for Pennsylvania families. Called “Pennsylvania Jeopardy,” the video shows just a few of the numerous instances where Scott Wagner demonstrated he would be a disaster as Governor.

The video will play on social media during tonight’s debate.

“Whether it’s insulting young voters, telling racist stories that compare immigrants to ‘raccoons,’ or physically assaulting trackers, Scott Wagner has repeatedly shown he is unfit to be Pennsylvania’s Governor,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “This November, voters will reject Scott Wagner’s backwards agenda that would jeopardize Pennsylvania families.”

Watch the video below.

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