First Ads Launch on Ralph Abraham Breaking His Promise to Sick Kids and Constituents

Watch the ad, called Lyin’ Ralph Abraham, here

American Bridge is launching a statewide digital ad buy this weekend targeting Congressman Ralph Abraham for breaking his promise to donate his congressional salary to help veterans and children with cancer.

Last night news broke that Abraham broke a campaign pledge to Louisiana voters to donate his entire congressional salary to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Veterans Independence Fund. Abraham admitted to the Advocate that he had not donated his congressional salary for the last few years, as he had promised.

Depending on how many years he was breaking his promise to donate his salary, Abraham owes the Veterans Independence Fund and St. Jude’s Hospital anywhere between $348,000 and $696,000 according to calculations by Bayou Brief.

The 30-second digital spot will run on social media platforms across Louisiana. The ad, called Lyin’ Ralph Abraham, features video of Abraham making the promise to donate his salary multiple times.

“Lyin’ Ralph Abraham made a promise to donate ‘every penny’ of his taxpayer funded salary to help sick kids, and now he admits he broke that promise,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Now people across Louisiana will see for themselves that Ralph Abraham is a lying politician who can’t be trusted to tell the truth, even to sick kids.”

Watch the ad below: