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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Palm Beach Post Editorial: Despite new law, Florida needs bigger commitment on opioids

It’s an election year, so of course Rick Scott is pretending to care about Floridians. Up this week: Florida’s opioid crisis, which he only seems to pay attention to when there are TV cameras nearby. Last year, Scott’s P.R. stunts included signing the same bill four times in ceremonial bill signings, while providing a woefully inadequate amount of funding for the opioid crisis. Thousands of Floridians have been victims of the opioid crisis  — while Rick Scott is only focused on cutting taxes for his wealthy friends and donors. Come November, Floridians will remember his inaction.

Palm Beach Post: Editorial: Despite new law, Florida needs bigger commitment on opioids
March 20, 2018

“With plenty of pomp, Gov. Rick Scott came to Boca Raton on Monday to ceremoniously sign a high-profile bill designed to prevent Floridians from getting hooked on opioids. If only this new law were anywhere near as powerful […]

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QUICK CLIP: Local News Slams Josh Hawley’s Faux Investigation Into Greitens

Josh Hawley is continuing to do the least possible in his investigation into Eric Greitens, covering up for the Governor in order to protect his own partisan political ambition.  He didn’t even interview  Gov. Greitens because of an “executive privilege” that literally does not even exist under Missouri Law. Now, negative news stories on Missouri TV are showing that if Hawley thinks he can refuse to do his job and have Missourians vote him into higher office, he is sadly mistaken

Watch the full clip here.

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Arizona candidate calls for a border wall with California

“Sometimes Republicans say things that are so stupid that it’s difficult to put an appropriate response into words. This is one of those instances,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. 

Watch a video of her calling for a wall between California and Arizona here.


Los Angeles Times: Arizona candidate jokingly (?) calls for a border wall with California

By Noah Bierman | March 20, 2018

“President Trump hosted a round-table at the White House Tuesday in which conservative politicians and law enforcement officials from around the country and the federal government took turns one-upping each other with disgust over California’s sanctuary city law.”
“But one elected leader bested them all. Rep. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, said Trump’s famous promise to build a wall with along the Mexican border should be extended — to protect her state from the liberals to the west.”
‘”As we look in Arizona, we […]

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Tarkanian’s Scorched Earth Anti-Heller Campaign Continues

Danny Tarkanian is continuing his scorched earth interview series, this time on Nevada’s Heidi Harris Show. Tarkanian blasts the Washington establishment for forcing him out of the race and says that “they are just underestimating the outrage people have in Nevada for Heller” — because Heller has disappointed his base. Tarkanian’s far-right base will “never vote for Heller even though they’re strong Republicans.” The host backs up Tarkanian, saying “I have certainly seen that…Boy people just don’t want to vote for him.”

Q: Why did Trump want you to get out of the way to protect Dean Heller?

DT: “That is why I never thought President Trump would do this. First of all, they say he is a very loyal person and there’s been nobody that’s been more supportive in Nevada than I have been and they also say he holds a grudge and remembers […]

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QUICK CLIP: Rick Scott’s Administration Ignored Voicemail Warning of Bridge Problems

Six months after Rick Scott came under fire for ignoring voicemails from a South Florida nursing home where 14 people died during Hurricane Irma, his administration dropped the ball again. This time six people died after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami. An engineer left a voicemail for the Florida Department of Transportation regarding cracks on the bridge just two days before the fatal collapse. Nobody listened to the voicemail until three days later — when it was far too late.

Watch the full clip here.

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BREAKING: Mark Amodei’s feelings are hurt

“If Congressman Amodei can’t handle criticism from a student constituent speaking out against gun violence then he should just find a new line of work that’s more suited to his constitution,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates.  “The time Amodei spent tattling would’ve been better spent re-thinking his opposition to basic gun safety reforms that the vast majority of Americans – including gun owners – strongly support.”

Nevada Independent: Amodei defends his office’s response to a ‘vulgar’ phone call from a student
By Jackie Valley, Humberto Sanchez
March 19th, 2018 – 5:43pm

Congressman Mark Amodei won’t apologize to a Washoe County high school student who was suspended after delivering profanity-laced remarks to the lawmaker’s office during the national walkout last week.

The ACLU of Nevada sent Amodei a letter on Monday, urging him to issue the student — 17-year-old Noah Christiansen who attends Robert McQueen High School — an apology because a complaint from the congressman’s staffer […]

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