Failure of Leadership: Voters Will Hold GOP Senate Candidates Accountable For Backing Family Separations

Kevin Cramer Admits His Stand Will Hurt Him: “I Know It Perhaps Sounds Not Very Compassionate”

While a majority of Americans watched the news of family separations with horror, Republican Senate candidates — scared of antagonizing their pro-Trump base — have spent the week cheerleading for Trump’s indefensible policy.

Candidates have doubled down as Trump has continued lying — alternately blaming their Democratic opponents, liberals, and “laws” for a policy entirely of Trump’s own creation that cruelly separates migrant children from their parents.

“The sight of of children being torn away from their parents is so painful it transcends partisan politics. Republican Senate candidates who have failed to call out this kind of cruelty are going to face furious voters of all parties in November,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Here’s what some of them had to say:

Corey Stewart (R-VA): “I think that’s the right policy. Now, the fact is we do have to enforce […]

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NEW ADS: GOP’s Toxic Health Care Hypocrisy

Republicans Promised To Protect Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions — Then Supported A Law That Could Jeopardize Care For Millions
Today, Bridge Project launched a national digital ad campaign targeting Republican Senate candidates after the Trump administration argued that insurance protections for pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional. The administration’s assertion is a result of the tax bill Republicans passed last year that included reducing Obamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty to zero.

The ad campaign, which starts running statewide in targeted races on social media this week, targets Republican Senate candidates in Nevada, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia.

Every Republican Congressional incumbent up for reelection or seeking higher office this cycle voted for the Republican tax bill — while promising to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are co-counsels on the lawsuit that threatens to strip pre-existing condition coverage from millions of Americans.

“Republicans own […]

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VIDEO: Marsha Blackburn Celebrates Her Birthday By Fundraising With Special Interests

Washington insider Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn could have spent her birthday, well, practically anywhere — but she chose to celebrate by collecting big campaign checks from wealthy special interests in the heart of the D.C. swamp.

Yesterday, for the steep price of of $1,500 to $5,000 per person, Washington lobbyists and PACs celebrated Congresswoman Blackburn. Their donations went to a joint fundraising committee benefiting Blackburn’s senate campaign, her leadership PAC, and the NRSC.

Watch Marsha Blackburn walk into her D.C. fundraiser to be celebrated by PACs and lobbyists:

“Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is such a Washington insider, she even celebrates her birthday with lobbyists and political action committees,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “But it’s no wonder Congresswoman Blackburn isn’t asking Tennesseans for their support — she’s asking her real bosses, the wealthy special interests funding her campaign.”

View the fundraising invitation, which has not been […]

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