FACT SHEET: American Bridge’s Alabama Impact

“We engaged from the start because we knew that Roy Moore was a historic disgrace, and we knew we had a shot to win. We were aggressive from the beginning because we believe Democrats need to compete everywhere in a cycle like this one is shaping up to be. Count on progressives to keep fighting and keep winning up and down the ballot in 2018,” said American Bridge Chairman David Brock.

Since before Roy Moore won the primary, American Bridge was engaged in Alabama:

1. In the final days of the Senate race in Alabama, American Bridge launched a five-figure digital ad campaign, targeting persuadable Republican voters with two messages as we approached election day:

– Our write-in ad encouraged Alabamians to follow the example of Sen. Richard Shelby and write in a respected leader instead of voting for Roy Moore. Our push was covered in Sports IllustratedMcClatchy Read more after the jump.

American Bridge: GOP Should Be Terrified After Jones Victory, Senate Must Seat Jones Immediately

Following Senator-elect Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama Senate race tonight, American Bridge released the following statement from Chairman David Brock:

“Republicans should be terrified tonight. While they’re divided and engaged in civil war, Democrats are energized and are turning out in record numbers. Doug Jones’ victory in a place where Democrats haven’t won statewide for 25 years is the clearest sign yet of a tidal wave coming in 2018. 

“Now that the people of Alabama have spoken, Doug Jones must be seated as a Senator immediately. Voters made their voices heard loud and clear, so there’s no excuse for Luther Strange to continue serving.  Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump may be desperate to pass their tax scam, but they cannot ignore the will of the voters.”

Earlier today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his intentions to not seat Jones until January.

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As Bannon Campaigns for a Pedophile, His Hand-Picked Candidates Stay Loyal

Tonight, former Trump senior advisor turned alt-right crusader Steve Bannon will campaign in Alabama for disgraced Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of preying on at least eight teenage girls when he was in his thirties. Bannon has stood by Moore following the allegations that Moore pursued teenage girls in the 1980s, including sexually assaulting a 14 -year-old girl.

But when he’s not campaigning for a suspected child molester, Steve Bannon has been endorsing and fundraising for Senate candidates across the country. And as of this moment, these candidates continue to stand by Steve Bannon — touting his endorsement and collecting money from his donor network — as he campaigns for a child molester. They include:

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
Ted Cruz, Texas
Josh Hawley, Missouri
Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia
Kevin Nicholson, Wisconsin
Matt Rosendale, Montana
Danny Tarkanian, Nevada
Kelly Ward, Arizona

“Steve Bannon apparently thinks a serial sexual molester who preys on underage girls is fit for the […]

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Hypocrite Roy Moore ran on protecting children, during the same timeframe he’s accused of sexually assaulting minors

“Roy Moore’s disgusting hypocrisy knows no bounds,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “Not only is Roy Moore a sexual predator who’s wholly unfit for public office, but at the same time he was was pursuing teenage girls he was also campaigning for district attorney — on a platform of protecting children from abuse. Roy Moore’s hypocrisy is among the most vile deceptions in the history of American politics.”

Daily Beast: Roy Moore Once Ran on Protecting Minors From Sexual Abuse

The candidate questionnaire he filled out in his 1986 DA race seems out of tune following recent revelations.

By Sam Stein | November 28, 2017

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BREAKING: Trump Administration “Effectively Endorsed” Moore for Senate

“One of Donald Trump’s closest advisors just practically endorsed a serial child molester,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “That the White House is enabling a sexual predator in the name of partisan politics is absolutely disgusting and the American people will hold Trump and his entire party accountable.”

Following the first allegations of sexual assault against Moore, American Bridge launched digital ads against GOP candidates for U.S. Senate who shamefully stayed silent, including Sen. Dean HellerRep. Martha McSally, and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

The Washington Post: The White House just endorsed Roy Moore, for all intents and purposes
By Aaron Blake | November 20, 2017

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GOP Can’t Get Rid of Roy Moore as Scandal Spreads to Midterm Campaigns

“As Roy Moore’s sexual assault scandal enters it’s third week, two facts are clearer than ever. Republicans are stuck with Roy Moore, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to get rid of Moore have ended in failure. Now, Republicans face a devastating problem: a sexual predator continuing to generate toxic headlines for weeks and possibly longer, weighing down Republican chances in 2018 like an anchor,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp

Following the first allegations of sexual assault against Moore, American Bridge launched digital ads against GOP candidates for U.S. Senate who shamefully stayed silent, including Sen. Dean HellerRep. Martha McSally, and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel.

Politico: Moore harassment scandal spreads to 2018 battle for Congress
By Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti, 11/19/2017

CNN: National Republicans Can’t Get Rid of Roy Moore
By Eric Bradner, CNN, 11/17/17

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NEW AD: McSally Refuses to Condemn Moore’s History of Sexual Assault

In the days since news broke that Alabama enate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested two teenage girls and made advances on three others between the ages of 16 and 18, Congresswoman Matha McSally has been shockingly silent.

A new ad from American Bridge holds McSally accountable for his cowardly silence, which enables a predator like Roy Moore to seek public office.The ad shows Arizonans that McSally has failed to even simply condemn Moore’s horrific actions.

“Martha McSally’s silence is a disgraceful and gutless response to the serious reports of Roy Moore’s sexual assault,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “By remaining silent, McSally is putting blind partisan loyalty first and enabling a sexual predator. Arizonans are going to hold Martha McSally accountable for the company she keeps — count on it.”

The digital ad is targeted at persuadable Arizona voters. As vulnerable Republicans around the country fail to speak out against Moore, American Bridge plans to replicate […]

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NEW AD: Mandel Refuses to Condemn Moore’s History of Sexual Assault

In the days since news broke that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested two teenage girls and made advances on three others between the ages of 16 and 18, Josh Mandel has been shockingly silent.

A new ad from American Bridge holds Mandel accountable for his cowardly silence, which enables a predator like Roy Moore to seek public office.The ad shows Ohioans that Mandel has failed to even simply condemn Moore’s horrific actions.

“Josh Mandel’s silence is a disgraceful and gutless response to the serious reports of Roy Moore’s sexual assault,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “By remaining silent, Mandel is putting blind partisan loyalty first and enabling a sexual predator. Ohioans are going to hold Josh Mandel accountable for the company he keeps — count on it.”

The digital ad is targeted at persuadable Ohio voters. As vulnerable Republicans around the country fail to speak out against Moore, American Bridge […]

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NEW AD: Heller Refuses to Condemn Moore’s History of Sexual Assault

In the 24 hours since news broke that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested a 14-year-old girl and made advances on four others between the ages of 16 and 18, Senator Dean Heller has been shockingly silent.

A new ad from American Bridge holds Sen. Dean Heller accountable for his cowardly silence, which enables a predator like Roy Moore to seek public office. In recent days, Dean Heller and Senate Republicans have even lunched with Roy Moore in the Capitol. The ad shows Nevadans that Heller has failed to even simply condemn Moore’s horrific actions.

“Dean Heller’s silence is a disgraceful and gutless response to the serious reports of Roy Moore’s sexual assault,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “By remaining silent, Heller is putting blind partisan loyalty first and enabling a sexual predator. Nevadans are going to hold Dean Heller accountable for the company he […]

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