Republicans can try to laugh off Donald Trump. They can refuse to comment on his incendiary views. They can attempt to not take him seriously. But while they desperately wish he would just go away, he’s going nowhere but up in the polls and straight to a debate stage in Cleveland.

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From The Boston Globe today:

Whether New York businessman Donald Trump is serious about running for president or just serious about getting publicity, his groundswell of support in recent weeks is hard to ignore.

Since announcing his bid for president in mid-June, Trump has climbed to second place among the Republican field in New Hampshire, Iowa, and nationwide, according to separate polls in recent days. No other Republican has numbers as good in all three metrics.

A Quinnipiac University poll of Iowa Republicans released Wednesday found that Trump had consistent support from all parts of […]

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MEMO/VIDEO: Bully Seeking Pulpit

Chris Christie enters the race as a brazen, outspoken bully hoping to use the 2016 pulpit to pull his GOP opponents like Jeb Bush further to the extreme right. With nine credit downgrades and a 30 percent approval rating under his belt, Christie has made the calculation that his charming personality alone won’t do the trick in the wake of Bridgegate.

American Bridge is also releasing a new video that shows Christie is now aligning himself with the extreme wing of his party in an attempt to gain traction.

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Jeb! Didn’t Last Long

Jeb Bush’s formal entry into the presidential race this week lowered the bar for White House aspirants everywhere. Not since Ludacris has America been forced to endure such a terrible “roll-out.”

For a typical candidate, the attention gleaned from a campaign announcement results in a media honeymoon. Bush, however, is not your average candidate; he’s plagued by his lockstep support for his brother’s unpopular polices and positions that are either toxic to the conservative base or unacceptable to the general electorate. A scratch beneath the surface of his record as governor and in the private sector reveals a reality not matched by his rhetoric. Whether its challenging the pope, promoting cuts to social security, or giving the voters and the conservative base more reason for suspicion, Bush’s campaign is tripping over itself right out of the gates.

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Jeb! In NH: Privatizing Social Security? My Brother Tried, ‘Next President’ Will Too

Speaking in New Hampshire today Jeb! showed that his ties to his brother’s unpopular policies don’t stop with Iraq.  Watch American Bridge tracking footage of Jeb! taking passive-aggressive shots at Social Security and telling voters that while his brother tried and failed to privatize it, the “next president” would “try again.”

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I’mma let you finish… but ‘I’m really rich’

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Donald Trump is running for president. Like a bald eagle flying down from the heavens, Trump is swooping in to rescue the Republican Party from itself.

And really, who is better to run this country than “the most successful person to ever run for the presidency, by far?” Who can speak to America’s hardworking middle-class more directly than the man whose only justification for relevance is his bank account? Another Bush, a man with a “crap budget,” a foreign policy flop? No, Trump is right: those guys are “losers.”

American Bridge has been on Team Trump since the beginning. Check out our campaign ad:

Nobody’s Tougher Than Trump

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NEW VIDEO: Jeb Bush 2016: ‘Mission Accomplished’

Jeb Bush botched his campaign for president before it even began. His “plan” to clear the field with outmatched fundraising and establishment support has failed miserably. What started with predictions of “shock and awe” has quickly devolved into a mismanaged mess. The only person who would consider the roll-out of Jeb’s campaign as a “mission accomplished’ is his older brother.

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NEW VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s Foreign Policy Flop

Need to know the definition of nation building? Or wondering if you should liquidate your retirement funds? Don’t ask Marco Rubio. With one flustered response after another, it’s become clear that Rubio’s finances aren’t the only thing that don’t stand up well to scrutiny. Between his botched answer on the Iraq War and reputation as an absentee member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Florida senator’s standing as a foreign policy “expert” has fallen flat.

Watch the latest from American Bridge on Rubio’s Foreign Policy Flop:

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The Truth: McCrory Can’t be Trusted

The Charlotte Observer editorial board has it right: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory isn’t just spinning the truth or misleading voters, he’s flat out lying. McCrory has repeatedly broken his unequivocal promise from his 2012 campaign not to sign any new restrictions on a woman’s right to choose and is now set to betray the women of North Carolina again. Earlier this week, the governor announced he will sign a new law tripling abortion waiting periods and putting new mandates on clinicians to share the results of ultrasounds with state government agencies.

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NEW VIDEO: Walker’s Agenda: Refusing Women’s Rights

What does Scott Walker’s agenda look like?

Defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides preventive services like mammograms.

Forcing ultrasounds for women before they can obtain an abortion.

Taking away a woman’s right to choose with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

In Wisconsin, Walker is refusing women’s rights. During his 2016 campaign, it’s clear he’s doubling down on his extreme anti-women agenda.

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Pat McCrory, A Record of Broken Promises

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory can’t keep his word. During his 2012 campaign, he said he would not sign any additional abortion restrictions into law, only to turn around in 2013 and do just that. Now, McCrory has announced that he will sign a bill with some of the state’s most extreme restrictions yet. The legislation will extend the 24-hour waiting period for abortions to 72 hours and give the state government access to women’s ultrasounds and private medical records. McCrory’s latest betrayal is an egregious overstep of government control into one of the most private aspects of a woman’s life.

Watch the clip of Governor McCrory’s promise here:

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