American Bridge calls on Claudia Tenney to immediately return campaign donations from alleged insider trader Chris Collins

American Bridge is calling on Claudia Tenney to part with the thousands of dollars given to her campaign by the political action committee of Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and charged with insider trading this week by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Since 2013, Tenney has accepted a total of $4,000 from Collins’s committee, the Congressional House Republican in Service PAC.

“Chris Collins epitomizes the Republican culture of corruption in Washington and Claudia Tenney should have returned this dirty money on Wednesday,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Tenney has used her office to back policies that help the wealthy at everyone else’s expense, and campaigning on that kind of record with money from an accused felon is unconscionable.”

Collins, a board member of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, is alleged to have illegally arranged for his stock in the company to be dumped upon learning that the chief drug it was developing had proven to be a failure in […]

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AUDIO: Tenney reiterates sick lie about mass shootings

This morning, during an interview with TALK! 100.7 FM in Utica, Claudia Tenney repeated and defended her unhinged claim about mass shooters often being Democrats, saying, “but yes, some of these people are Republicans, but yes, many do end up becoming – when you look them up, they become Democrats.” Later in the interview, Tenney even encouraged listeners to look up lists online that independent fact-checkers have refuted.

“It is outrageous and revolting that Congresswoman Tenney is continuing to spout this widely disproven conspiracy theory,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Maliciously exploiting a national tragedy for partisan purposes is absolutely disqualifying behavior for any elected official. Tenney’s refusal to face facts is a shocking act of disrespect for the people who are counting on her for leadership.”

In the aftermath of the tragic Parkland shooting, Tenney told a conservative radio host that, “many of these people that commit […]

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American Bridge Statement Regarding Claudia Tenney Fund Raising off Disgusting Comments About Mass Shootings

American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates released the following statement after Congresswoman Claudia Tenney sent out a campaign fundraising email based on her thoroughly debunked and appalling claim that “many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats.”

“It’s disgusting that Congresswoman Tenney is trying to raise cash for her campaign by highlighting a lie which politicized a national tragedy.  Instead of dodging questions from journalists and fundraising off her egregiously irresponsible and offensive tirade, Tenney should try apologizing for it.  Her constituents deserve better than an unaccountable liar who sees something as horrific as a mass shooting as something to exploit.”

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