FLASHBACK: Earlier this Year, Graham, Cassidy, Heller Said CBO Scores Vital to Vetting Health Care Bills

This week, Senate Republicans once against exposed their partisan hypocrisy by recklessly dismissing the need for a full CBO score of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care bill before voting on it, even though–as recently as this summer–Senators Dean Heller, Lindsay Graham, Bill Cassidy, and many others said they needed a CBO score to evaluate health care bills.

Without a CBO score, basic information such as how many people will lose coverage, how much premiums will increase, and how much more care for common pre-existing conditions will increase will not be known. The Senate GOP’s game plan is to keep Americans in the dark — because they know the more the American people learn about their latest Trumpcare plan, the more they hate it.

“The same senators trying to ram this latest disastrous Trumpcare bill though Congress were — just months ago — eloquently explaining why a comprehensive analysis by the Congressional Budget Office […]

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Donald Trump Needs Washington Insider Ron Johnson In The Senate

In an interview with the Associated Press, Eric Trump implored the people of Wisconsin to send Ron Johnson back to Washington because his father, if elected, would need “insiders” like Johnson to “execute his vision.”

Johnson was an inaugural member of the Party of Trump. He even mused that. “I think what’s resonating about Donald Trump… is appealing about my candidacy.” Johnson shares Trump’s extreme vision for America, and he, along with Eric Trump, knows it.

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NEW: Senator Johnson’s Staff Visited Tomah VA 39 Times Prior To Scandal

As Senator Ron Johnson makes a stop in Tomah, American Bridge is releasing new research that his staff visited the Tomah VA health care center within months of the deadly overdose that brought the prescription drug issues to light. 

The Republican senator’s staff traveled to the Tomah VA center 39 times before the veteran overdose that brought the scandal to light. In fact, just two months prior in June 2014, Johnson’s staff, including Milwaukee Regional Director Scott Bolstad, held office hours at the center to discuss “veterans’ perspectives of the VA health care system.”

However, Johnson claimed that he knew nothing about the Tomah VA scandal until January 2015. Yet, Johnson’s Senate stafff not only received the whistleblower complaints about the over-prescribing four months earlier — Johnson’s staff had also recently visited the center.


Tomah Staff Travel

Johnson Senate Staffers Frequently Traveled To Tomah, Wisconsin While Prescription Drug Scandal Raged

From January 2011 Until April 2015 Ron Johnson And […]

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Trump Supporter Ron Johnson: “I’m in total agreement with our nominee”

A week out from Election Day, Trump supporter Ron Johnson isn’t wavering on his steadfast backing of the GOP nominee, despite months of Trump’s racism and even the recent revelation that Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.

“I’m in total agreement with our nominee,” Johnson insisted emphatically this morning, endorsing Trump’s plans to bring back waterboarding and be “vicious”; break up families and forcibly deport 11 million; racially profile Muslims and African Americans; and appoint anti-choice justices, among other divisive and un-American policy proposals.

Donald Trump is temperamentally — and otherwise — unfit to be commander in chief, but Johnson can’t wait for Trump to get his tiny little hands on the nuclear codes.


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GOP Threatens Government Shutdown Rather Than Provide Clean Water & Flood Relief

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to this afternoon’s Senate votes:

“Republicans are threatening to shutdown the government rather than provide clean water to familiies in Flint, Michigan, or offer flood relief to Louisianans who lost their homes and belongings only weeks ago. The GOP continues to prove they can’t get the job done when they’re in charge, adding to the burden on American families in order to play politics with women’s health care. Americans are sick of the Trumpian bullying. There’s no chance of redemption for the vulnerable GOP senators as they attempt to fight for re-election after threating to close the government (again) and voting to hurt working families.”

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Ron Johnson’s Shady Campaign Finance History Under Scrutiny, Again

For months, Ron Johnson has faced questions about his shady 2010 campaign finance scheme where, after self-funding his campaign to the tune of $9 million, Johnson was paid $10 million in “deferred compensation” from his company following the election.

Johnson has refused to provide answers about how he seemingly reimbursed himself for money spent on his campaign, and has gotten defensive when asked about the sketchy scenario. Now, it’s even more clear why: the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports today that the “deferred compensation” package was agreed upon AFTER the election. Read more below:

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American Bridge Launches New Site: CrazyThingsRepublicansSay.com

Today, American Bridge 21st Century is launching a new website called CrazyThingsRepublicansSay.com. The site focuses on the fall back lines of the vulnerable GOP senate candidates who continue to stand behind Donald Trump despite his dangerous policies, racist and bigoted attacks on Americans, and unpredictable temperament unfit for a Commander-in-Chief.

The site includes excuses by Senators Kelly Ayotte, Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Richard Burr, John McCain, Ron Johnson, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman Joe Heck and Scott Brown. CrazyThingsRepublicansSay.com is an ongoing project and will be updated regularly.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“The entire GOP field continues to squirm every time they’re asked about their nominee Donald Trump, but at the end of the day, they want Trump to lead our country. Rubio, Ayotte, Portman, Burr, McCain, Johnson, McConnell, and Brown have all been given ample opportunity to reject Trump — he’s attacked a […]

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WATCH: Ron Johnson Confirms He Trusts “Reckless” and “Erratic” Presidential Candidate With Nuclear Codes

After 50 Republican national security experts came out against Donald Trump, and numerous senators refusing to say whether or not they would trust their party’s nominee with the nuclear codes, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has come out with another full-throated endorsement of Trump.

Yesterday at a campaign event, Johnson was asked if he trusted Donald Trump — who Republican national security experts have called “reckless” and “erratic” — with the nuclear codes. Johnson responded with a resounding “Certainly.”


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The Ronald and The Donald: A Love Story

Donald Trump is holding rallies and fundraisers across Wisconsin today — the home of one of his staunchest supporters, Senator Ron Johnson. From the beginning, Johnson has said time and time again that he backs Donald Trump. 

From supporting the nominee, to working behind the scenes to hold the Supreme Court vacancy open for a Trump appointment, to jumping at the chance to “stump with Trump,” Johnson’s ethusiasm for Trump has been steadfast: 

“Doing nothing is also an action”

Staying true to what seems to be the motto of the do-nothing GOP Congress, Johnson offered this as an explanation for why he was set on holding the Supreme Court vacancy open. In one of his early expressions of support for Trump, Johnson was working behind the scenes to block a Supreme Court nominee and hold the seat open for Trump’s nominee.

Ron Johnson: I have “no problem” supporting the nominee 

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New Digital Ads Highlights Senate GOP’s Unwavering Support For Trump

American Bridge is releasing a new digital ad campaign highlighting vulnerable GOP senate candidates’ unwavering support for Donald Trump, even after he lashed out at a Gold Star Family, the Khans.

From American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Republican senators and senate candidates can’t have it both ways: supporting Donald Trump for the presidency means backing his offensive and un-American attacks on the Khan family.  Senators Toomey, Burr, Blunt, Rubio, Johnson, Portman, and Congressman Joe Heck have deserted common decency in favor of the Party of Trump. Their cowardice knows no bounds and they are divorced from reality if they believe that the American voters won’t see through the facade in November.”

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Marco Rubio

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130390877022907
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp8qfgAzOk/

Ron Johnson

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130380953690566
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp7QYvABWi/

Pat Toomey

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130393293689332
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp9Kf3AO_z/

Rob Portman

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130384207023574
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp76YaA6VQ/

Roy Blunt

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130362317025763
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp3l73A5y5/

Richard Burr

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130365647025430
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp4Um4Arzj/

Joe Heck

FB: https://www.facebook.com/156994304362574/posts/1130378133690848
IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIp6khlgZ4y/


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