Aaron Fielding quietly stalks his prey — Republicans — with his video camera, patiently waiting for a political moment worthy of YouTube.
At 27, he is a full-time “tracker” for American Bridge 21st Century, a new Democratic organization that aims to record every handshake, every utterance by Republican candidates in 2011 and 2012, looking for gotcha moments that could derail political ambitions or provide fodder for television advertisements by liberal groups next year.
Author: AB Staff
On July 5, 2011, Roll Call reported:
Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) sounds like a tea partyer.
The former Congresswoman, who ran on her national security expertise and independent voting record to win five full terms representing Albuquerque, is now boasting that she has signed a conservative “cut, cap and balance” pledge, says she wouldn’t increase the debt ceiling unless a deal includes significant budget cuts and calls the new health care law unconstitutional.
On June 29, 2011, the Saint Louis Post Dispatch reported:
Several St. Louis area religious leaders came to U.S. Rep. Todd Akin’s office this morning to deliver a statement condemning the Republican for his comment that liberalism involves “hatred for God.”
On June 27, 2011, the Huffington Post reported: Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is drawing fire for claiming a “hatred of God” informs liberal beliefs. The comments, first reported by liberal website Right Wing Watch, came during a radio interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins last week, as Akin and Perkins […]
On June 22, 2011, the Palm Beach Post reported:
The state Commission on Ethics found probable cause that Republican Adam Hasner, a candidate for U.S. Senate, violated state ethics laws by failing to file his 2010 financial disclosure form in a timely fashion.
On June 20, 2011, the AFP reported:
Three US Republican Congressmen said that illegal immigrants and drug traffickers are causing numerous fires blazing along Arizona’s border with Mexico.