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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After New Revelations, Mark Harris’s Campaign Must Be Transparent About What Leslie McCrae Dowless Did On Their Behalf

More alarming connections have emerged between Mark Harris and Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., the Bladen County official at the epicenter of allegations of election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, and the Harris campaign owes transparency and answers to the public.

Last week Andy Yates, Harris’s lead strategist, confirmed that Dowless – a felon previously convicted and incarcerated for fraud – was paid by Yates’s firm, Red Dome, to do “grassroots” work helping the Harris campaign.

And today, The Charlotte Observer reported that Harris himself not only knows Dowless but introduced him and recommended his services to another candidate for office. This came to light at the same time as the news that of 162 Bladen County absentee ballot envelopes reviewed by Popular Information, a large majority of them, 130, had witness signatures from a […]

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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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Statement on Voter Irregularities Under Investigation in NC-09

The North Carolina Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has voted – for the third time – not to certify the outcome of the election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district due to “claims of numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee mail ballots.”

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates released the following statement: “The shocking discoveries made public in recent days warrant a complete investigation that is free of any partisan interference whatsoever. It is crucial that this election not be tainted by criminal activity, and the allegation that a Bladen County official was on the payroll of Mark Harris’ campaign and stood to be paid a $40,000 bonus if Mark Harris won the county is profoundly disturbing.  It is also telling and disappointing that after years of spewing wild-eyed and unsubstantiated theories about voter fraud the Republican Party of North Carolina has […]

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