Trump Campaign Brags About Suppressing Black Voters

In a move sure to excite Donald Trump’s white nationalist supporters, the racist birther’s presidential campaign is instituting a voter suppression operation targeting women and African Americans. The Republican Party has sought to restrict African Americans’ right to vote for years. (Case in point: the recent North Carolina voter ID law that was struck down on the grounds that it sought to target and disenfranchise black voters.)

But now, in tandem with Trump’s work to question the integrity of the democratic process, Trump’s campaign is actually bragging about their voter suppression efforts:

Instead of expanding the electorate, Bannon and his team are trying to shrink it. “We have three major voter suppression operations under way,” says a senior official. They’re aimed at three groups Clinton needs to win overwhelmingly: idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans.

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American Bridge Statement On Marco Rubio’s Debate in Florida

American Bridge president Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Marco Rubio’s debate:

“Marco Rubio spent his second debate trying to prove that he has accomplished anything for Floridians, but his problem is the few things that he’s accomplished as a senator have made Florida worse off. If Rubio had his way, he would team up with Donald Trump to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, take affordable healthcare away from millions of Floridians, and defund Planned Parenthood.

“Rubio is a coward for continuing to support Donald Trump even after he’s bragged about abusing women, admitted that he broke the Cuban embargo, and praised Vladimir Putin. Why would Floridians ever believe that Rubio would support them?”

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Eddie Vale Statement On Cruz’s Commitment to SCOTUS Obstructionism

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on Ted Cruz’s indication he’ll carry on Republicans’ unprecedented obstructionism with respect to the Supreme Court vacancy:

“For a self-described ‘principled conservative,’ servile Trump puppy dog Ted Cruz sure spends a lot of time obstructing the democratic process and ignoring his constitutional obligations. The Republican Party’s disdain for any form of compromise created Trump, and Cruz is making it clear that the Party of Trump isn’t changing.”

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Heck And Trump: From “Completely Supporting” To Secretly Completely Supporting

If the Trump endorsement was too hot, and the disavowal was too cold, Joe Heck is hoping his latest strategy of “I’m not telling” is just right to placate and dupe Nevada voters. But whatever strategy he attempts, Heck can’t shake his months-long embrace of Donald Trump.

Despite his desperate effort to distance himself from Trump (but not too far) two weeks from Election Day, nothing changes the fact that Heck “looked past” Donald Trump’s hateful comments–including Trump’s constant attacks on women, vilification of a Gold Star family, and suggestions that veterans who suffer from PTSD aren’t mentally strong.  Heck was able to “look past” Trump’s portrayal of Mexicans as rapist and criminals, his call to ban all Muslims from the country, and his nonchalant approach to nuclear proliferation for the majority of their respective campaigns. Heck punched his ticket for the Trump Train long ago and that’s a ride […]

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NEW REPORT: Rubio Failed To Show Up For Work Every. Single. Year.

New research from American Bridge shows that Marco Rubio didn’t show up for work on behalf of Florida taxpayers EVERY YEAR he was in the Senate, not just the year in which he ran for president and lost 66 of Florida’s 67 counties to Donald Trump.

Marco Rubio’s lack of interest in doing his job extends back to his earliest days as a politician — since 2000 when he missed one-third of his committee hearings in the state legislature, to 2002 where he skipped nearly half of the Florida House’s 9/11 Committee meetings, to when he missed 30% of the classes he taught as a part-time professor at FIU, to his current absenteeism in the Senate that is the worst vote attendance record from a Florida senator in nearly 50 years.

Rubio has always failed to show up for work on behalf of Floridians:

Missed committee hearings (total across all committees)

percentage missed








Missed voting record (Worst compared to other senators)


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VoteVets and American Bridge Digital Ad Hits Pat Toomey’s Trump Cowardice

Philadelphia Veteran Criticizes Toomey’s Craven Refusal to Stand Up to Trump

VoteVets and American Bridge are today releasing a new 60-second digital ad highlighting Senator Pat Toomey’s cowardly refusal to disavow Donald Trump as his party’s nominee.

“Pat Toomey: Too Weak to Stand Up for Pennsylvania” features Dave Henderson of Philadelphia, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is concerned by Toomey’s craven lack of leadership in standing by Trump, who lacks the leadership, knowledge, and temperament to be commander in chief.

Statement from Hazel Diaz, Pennsylvania outreach coordinator for VoteVets and a Marine Corps veteran:
“Pat Toomey puts politics above all else. His gutless fear of standing up to Donald Trump, because it might cost him Trump voters, is no profile in courage. Unlike principled Republicans who have stood up to Trump, Pat Toomey appears all too ready to stand by and do nothing as Trump insults and endangers our troops. If […]

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Voters Already Rejected Republican Policies In Trump’s Speech

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on Donald Trump’s GOP policy speech in Gettysburg, PA:

“Donald Trump must not have been paying attention to what he’s proposed over the last year because his Gettysburg speech only rehashes the old, tired Republican policies that voters are already rejecting. It can’t be more clear that Donald Trump and the Republican Party are one in the same — before, during, and after this election. Trump is simply putting a new bow on old Republican ideas from the very DC insiders he campaigns against — Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Washington Republicans — that will hurt our middle class and working families.

“The only new policy Trump announced today is that he’s going to sue the women he sexually assaulted, something Ryan, McConnell, and Washington Republicans support as long as they blindly support him to be president.”

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