American Bridge Responds to Bruce Rauner’s Statement On Cassidy-Graham

Bruce Rauner is digging himself a deeper hole with his latest non-response to Republicans’ disastrous healthcare plan. After twice failing to join other Republican governors in a public letter opposing Trumpcare, Rauner claimed he had “expressed” his “concerns to members of Congress and members of the administration” — but he’s refusing to even say who he has contacted.

Here’s what we do know: Rauner has not contacted Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior senator, about the bill, twice failed to join other governors in speaking out, and did not respond to Illinois representatives who called on him to oppose a past iteration of Trumpcare.

American Bridge Spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Yet again, Bruce Rauner has shown he’s not up to the task of standing up to Trump. Rauner’s response is too little, too late, and driven purely by his personal interests […]

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Pearce Flunks Trumpcare Leadership Test

On Wednesday, Steve Pearce’s silence on the latest version of Trumpcare became all the more deafening when a new report showed the bill would kick 230,000 New Mexicans off of their health insurance. Even as his constituents have called on him to speak out against Graham-Cassidy, Pearce has remained silent — failing to oppose a bill that would wreck havoc on New Mexicans’ healthcare and economy.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is the worst version of Trumpcare yet. The bill would kick 230,000 New Mexicans off of their health insurance and rob the state of $3.4 billion in federal funding over the next ten years. It ends Medicaid as we know it, guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, paves the way for an age tax on the elderly, and defunds Planned Parenthood. The American Medical Association, AARP, The American Heart Association, and  Read more after the jump.

Kim Reynolds Endorses Plan To Kick 172,000 Iowans Off Their Health Insurance

A new analysis out Wednesday shows Kim Reynolds is supporting a bill that would cost 172,000 of her constituents their healthcare. On Tuesday, Reynolds signed a letter supporting Cassidy-Graham, the latest version of Trumpcare. On Wednesday, a new analysis found that Reynolds’ chosen plan would kick 172,000 Iowans off their health insurance.

Cassidy-Graham is the worst version of Trumpcare yet. Over the next ten years, it would rob Iowa of $2.3 billion in federal funding and kick 172,000 Wisconsinites off their health insurance. The bill also ends Medicaid as we know it, guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, and bars funding for Planned Parenthood. The American Medical Association, AARP, The American Heart Association, and 35 anti-cancer advocacy groups all oppose the bill.

American Bridge Spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Kim Reynolds is siding with Washington Republicans over Iowa families. She’s championing a […]

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Scott Walker Endorses Plan To Kick 414,000 Wisconsinites Off Their Health Insurance

A new analysis out Wednesday shows Scott Walker is supporting a bill that would cost 414,000 of his constituents their healthcare. On Tuesday, Walker released a letter supporting the latest version of Trumpcare, Cassidy-Graham. On Wednesday, a new analysis found that Walker’s chosen plan would kick 414,000 Wisconsinites off their health insurance.

Cassidy-Graham is the worst version of Trumpcare yet. Over the next ten years, it would rob Wisconsin of $2.9 billion in federal funding and kick 414,000 Wisconsinites off their health insurance. The bill also ends Medicaid as we know it, guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, and bars funding for Planned Parenthood. The American Medical Association, AARP, The American Heart Association, and 35 anti-cancer advocacy groups all oppose the bill.

American Bridge Spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Scott Walker is throwing 414,000 Wisconsinites under the bus to advance the one thing […]

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Rauner Flunks Trumpcare Leadership Test, Even As Other Republicans Speak Out

Bruce Rauner is failing to speak out against a disastrous Republican plan to kick 965,000 Illinoisans off of their health insurance, gut protections for preexisting conditions, defund Planned Parenthood, and end Medicaid as we know it. On Tuesday, Rauner’s silence became all the more deafening when a bipartisan group of governors released a letter opposing the Graham-Cassidy bill — with Rauner’s name conspicuously missing.

This isn’t the first time Rauner has failed to oppose Republicans’ efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act. In March, Rauner claimed he planned to craft a response to the American Health Care Act, but when a bipartisan group of governors sent a June letter opposing the bill, Rauner’s name was nowhere to be found.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is the worst version of Trumpcare yet. The bill would kick 965,000 Illinoisans off of their health insurance and rob the state of $9.26 billion in […]

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Republican Governors Reject Graham-Cassidy-Heller — Even Heller’s Own Governor

Following the call to reject the disastrous Graham-Cassidy-Heller healthcare plan by a growing bipartisan group of governors — including Sen. Dean Heller’s own governor — American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Governors from both sides of the aisle recognize that their states would be decimated by Graham-Cassidy-Heller — ending Medicaid as we know it, stripping 32 million Americans off of their health care, and gutting protections for pre-existing conditions. Look no further than Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller can’t even persuade his own state’s governor, Brian Sandoval, to go along with his horrific scheme. For the sake of their constituents’ health and their own political survival, Senate Republicans should abandon this partisan repeal effort and focus on bipartisan solutions that put Americans first.”

In a June joint press conference with Governor Sandoval, Heller said that he’d only support legislation that Republican governors like Sandoval supported, promising, […]

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American Bridge Releases New Gillespie Video: A Voice For Donald Trump

Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial debate, American Bridge released a new video highlighting the many ways Ed Gillespie has made clear he will be a voice for Donald Trump, not Virginians.

The video is the latest installment in American Bridge’s campaign showcasing Gillespie as Trump’s favorite swamp creature. More background can be found at EdtheSwampCreature.com.

Lizzy Price, American Bridge spokesperson, made the following statement:

“Ed Gillespie cannot claim to be a voice for all Virginians while parroting Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric and backward policies. Virginians need a governor who will stand up to Trump, but Gillespie will only be his puppet.”

[Watch here]

Narrator script: “Ed Gillespie said he’d be a voice for all Virginians, but it’s clear the only voice Ed Gillespie’s representing is Donald Trump’s. Gillespie even talks like Trump. He actually hired Trump’s former staff. And Gillespie is even […]

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Bruce the Bully Fails Illinois Students

Rauner said he’d fix Illinois… but he’s done nothing of the sort. Rauner has spent his time bullying the state legislature to make a point, mismanaging his staff, flubbing basic policy procedures, going back on promises he made while campaigning, firing his staff, and most importantly, holding the state of Illinois back from economic growth. Because of Rauner, Illinois’ public colleges and universities have faced enormous hardships, forcing them to cut faculty and staff and leading to fewer options for Illinois students… and fewer students altogether.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Bruce Rauner has failed at every aspect of leadership and his bullying tactics and mismanagement has led to economic and educational setbacks that only harm Illinois students and stunt their future growth. Rauner isn’t fixing Illinois – he’s dimming the lights on what would have been a bright future for Illinois students.”

Just take a look at the […]

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Tales From The Swamp: Gillespie Lobbied for Company that Polluted VA Waterways

Today, Ed Gillespie participated in a “Clean Water” forum in a feeble attempt to cover up his own record working for a company that lobbied on waste regulation and was fined thousands for major environmental violations in Virginia and elsewhere. In 2005 and 2006 the Virginia Environmental Quality fined Tyson tens of thousands for water violations along Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in Henrico County for illegal wastewater seeping into a local stream and for causing two fish kills in the Chickahominy River.

Learn more about Ed the Swamp Creature at EdTheSwampCreature.org.

Lizzy Price, American Bridge spokesperson, made the following statement:
“Ed Gillespie will say anything to further his own political career, including greenwashing his own lobbying record. The truth is that Gillespie is the ultimate Swamp Creature – he made millions at the expense of Virginians and the health of Virginia’s waterways – […]

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Don’t Be Fooled. Ducey Has No Backbone.

We already know Governor Ducey’s record on DACA, so don’t let his statement fool you. Ducey has had many chances to stand up for DACA recipients, but he’s refused to do so at every turn. Ducey refused to overturn an executive order that kept DACA participants from getting driver’s licenses. And although he claimed he wasn’t involved with the ensuing legal battle, the Attorney General’s office claimed Ducey left the Attorney General out of the matter altogether, instead hiring outside counsel to litigate the issue. Ducey was asked to remove Arizona as one of the plaintiffs challenging DACA in federal court – he passed. And when the Arizona Board of Regents voted to extend in-state tuition to DACA participants, Ducey, an ex officio member, did not participate in the vote.

While Ducey refuses to stand up for the thousands of Arizonans that are working and going to school, a […]

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