Heller can’t spin his way out of his failure to protect Nevada

In response to Senator Dean Heller’s attempt to excuse his failure to protect Nevadans from the Trump budget, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement: 

“Just how weak is Dean Heller? Despite voting with Donald Trump over 97% of the time, he has failed once again to stand up for Nevada. Donald Trump’s budget funds Yucca Mountain and cuts important land programs — not to mention blowing a hole in the Medicaid that many Nevadans depend on.

“Dean Heller can try to run away from this budget, but Nevadans know the truth: this is a failure to effectively stand up for them, and they deserve better.”

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Senate Republicans Can’t Run Away from Trump’s Budget

American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp made the following statement on the Senate GOP and Donald Trump’s budget:

“Ready. Set. Go! Judging by how fast vulnerable Republicans like Dean Heller and Jeff Flake are trying to run away from Donald Trump’s budget, they know massive cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and food stamps aren’t just unpopular — they’d be disastrous for millions of Americans. But Senate Republicans have voted nearly 100% of the time with Trump, and they’ve even voted before to cut these exact same programs. No amount of spin will stop voters from finding out where they stand. Every Republican Senator — and every Republican thinking about running for Senate in 2018 — owns this disastrous budget.”

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Shot/Chaser: Heller’s Health Care Hypocrisy

Today, Politico reported that Senate Republicans have decided on their #Trumpcare strategy: negotiate a partisan bill in secret. Well, let’s rewind the clock and see what Sen. Dean Heller had to say about public hearings just a few years ago…

SHOT: “I think that’s wrong,” negotiating health care “behind
closed doors
” – Dean Heller, 2009

CHASER:  “McConnell’s strategy is to keep the debate within his conference for as long as possible. There will be no public hearings as a bill is drafted” – Politico, 2017

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NEW DIGITAL AD: Dean Heller Explains His Job: To Help Trump “Succeed”

Nevada’s laziest politician finally has an explanation of what his job is: “Trump is president” and “my job as a U.S. Senator is to help him succeed.”

That’s why Dean Heller has voted with Donald Trump nearly 100% of the time, and why from Trumpcare to Yucca Mountain Heller has been stunningly ineffective at protecting Nevadans.

American Bridge’s new digital ad will play on social media this week in Nevada.

“Dean Heller has exposed his real priority, blindly following Trump’s reckless, dangerous actions regardless of the consequences for the people he represents. Nevadans deserve better than Dean Heller’s spineless press statements. They deserve a Senator who will act to protect them,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Watch American Bridge’s new digital ad, “My Job”:


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Hypocrisy Alert:  GOP Senate Hopefuls Cared *A Lot* About Classified Information Last Year

Back in 2016 and earlier, ambitious Republican politicians scored political points by feigning outrage over the handling of classified information. Now these Republicans are running for U.S. Senate — or are weighing campaigns — and what action are they taking about Donald Trump’s dangerous recklessness with classified intelligence?


(Or, if you’re Jeff Flake and Dean Heller, worse than nothing: excuses for doing nothing that give Trump a free pass).

Let’s turn back the clock and take a look at what Republican Senate hopefuls said about the mishandling of classified information…

Pennsylvania: Rep. Lou Barletta: “A crime”
Florida: Gov. Rick Scott: Spent $1 million on ads about classified emails
Indiana: Luke Messer: “Dishonesty and poor judgment”
Missouri: Rep. Ann Wagner: “Cannot be trusted
North Dakota: Rep. Kevin Cramer: “Appoint a special prosecutor to formally investigate”
Pennsylvania: […]

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American Bridge Targets GOP Senate Hopefuls With Google Search Ads on Trump and Russia

Following Trump’s Leak To Russians, Ads Will Pressure Republicans To Support An Independent Investigation

Republican members of Congress considering a run for Senate are hiding from voters and the press, refusing to confront Donald Trump’s reckless disclosure of classified information to Russian officials and his reckless firing of FBI Director James Comey. This week, American Bridge will be helping out their constituents with search ads on Google explaining how they can hold their Member of Congress accountable.

The ads will appear on Google when users search for information about Trump’s leak to the Russians and the firing of James Comey. The ads will direct voters to an American Bridge websitethat helps them hold their member of Congress accountable and call for an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.

The ads target Rep. Todd Rokita, Rep. Luke Messer, Rep. Ann Wagner, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rep. Fred Upton, Rep. Lou Barletta, and Rep. Mike […]

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Wisconsin GOP Senate Hopeful Eric Hovde Quietly Sells Millions in Stock

“It’s one thing to be a rich guy, and quite another to be embarrassed by it. While he publicly mulls a U.S. Senate bid, Hovde has quietly cashed in over $14 million of stock in a company that bragged about outsourcing jobs overseas. No wonder Hovde is refusing to talk about it and hiding from the media,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Madison investor Eric Hovde sells millions in stock as he considers Senate run against Baldwin

By Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 14, 2017

MADISON – Investor and potential GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde has sold more than $14 million worth of stock in a single company since November, raising questions about whether he’s preparing to self-fund his second statewide campaign.

Hovde, a Madison developer and banker, spent more than $5 million of his own money in the 2012 Republican […]

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Is there anything Dean Heller *won’t* say to make excuses for Trump?

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s latest hypocritical attempt to pander to Nevadans, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Senator Dean Heller is trying to have it both ways, voting 100% of the time with Donald Trump in Washington, while making excuses for Trump to his disappointed and angry constituents in Nevada. Unfortunately for Heller, Nevadans won’t accept his spineless hypocrisy. It’s long past time for every Senator to support an independent investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Instead of showing an ounce of political courage, lazy Dean Heller just finds excuses.”

The Nevada Independent: Heller open to special prosecutor investigating Trump-Russia ties
By Jackie Valley | May 13, 2017

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller thinks a special prosecutor should examine ties between the Russian government and Presidential Donald Trump’s associates if the House and Senate investigations hit obstacles.

The state’s senior senator offered his take on the situation […]

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All Hat And No Cattle: Will Dean Heller Follow His Own Bill, And Reject A Pay Check Until The GOP Passes A Budget?

Last week Dean Heller irresponsibly voted for a disastrous government shutdown, his lazy way to protest that Congress has not yet passed a budget. There’s only one tiny problem…

Senator Heller’s party runs Congress and the White House — this is their mess.

Fortunately, Dean Heller has already proposed a fix: “I filed my No Budget, No Pay bill as an amendment to the omnibus because at the very least…Congress must do its job or it shouldn’t get paid.”

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Will Dean Heller live up his own bill and reject a paycheck? If he’s willing to vote to shut down the government, potentially denying millions their Social Security checks and hurting economic growth, Senator Heller should at least be willing put his money where his mouth is. Or, instead of casting irresponsible votes to score political points, Heller should cast […]

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New Nightmares for Dean Heller

Dean Heller is going to have a new nightmare tonight, thanks to the Republican House. After voting to repeal and weaken the Affordable Care Act over 20 times, Heller’s worst nightmare is arriving at his Senate desk: the official GOP replacement.

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“No matter how Dean Heller tries to explain himself or contort his record, he has always been hell bent on stripping health care from Nevadans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal and weaken the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Dean Heller promised to help, defunding Planned Parenthood and kicking over 150,000 off their coverage in Nevada to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. Nevadans […]

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