Arizona candidate calls for a border wall with California

“Sometimes Republicans say things that are so stupid that it’s difficult to put an appropriate response into words. This is one of those instances,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah. 

Watch a video of her calling for a wall between California and Arizona here.


Los Angeles Times: Arizona candidate jokingly (?) calls for a border wall with California

By Noah Bierman | March 20, 2018

“President Trump hosted a round-table at the White House Tuesday in which conservative politicians and law enforcement officials from around the country and the federal government took turns one-upping each other with disgust over California’s sanctuary city law.”
“But one elected leader bested them all. Rep. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, said Trump’s famous promise to build a wall with along the Mexican border should be extended — to protect her state from the liberals to the west.”
‘”As we look in Arizona, we […]

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Tarkanian’s Scorched Earth Anti-Heller Campaign Continues

Danny Tarkanian is continuing his scorched earth interview series, this time on Nevada’s Heidi Harris Show. Tarkanian blasts the Washington establishment for forcing him out of the race and says that “they are just underestimating the outrage people have in Nevada for Heller” — because Heller has disappointed his base. Tarkanian’s far-right base will “never vote for Heller even though they’re strong Republicans.” The host backs up Tarkanian, saying “I have certainly seen that…Boy people just don’t want to vote for him.”

Q: Why did Trump want you to get out of the way to protect Dean Heller?

DT: “That is why I never thought President Trump would do this. First of all, they say he is a very loyal person and there’s been nobody that’s been more supportive in Nevada than I have been and they also say he holds a grudge and remembers […]

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QUICK CLIP: Rick Scott’s Administration Ignored Voicemail Warning of Bridge Problems

Six months after Rick Scott came under fire for ignoring voicemails from a South Florida nursing home where 14 people died during Hurricane Irma, his administration dropped the ball again. This time six people died after the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami. An engineer left a voicemail for the Florida Department of Transportation regarding cracks on the bridge just two days before the fatal collapse. Nobody listened to the voicemail until three days later — when it was far too late.

Watch the full clip here.

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Tarkanian Blasts Heller For “Fake News And Lies… About A Fellow Republican”

Fresh after bowing out of the Nevada GOP Senate primary, Danny Tarkanian attacked Dean Heller in brutal terms, calling him out for lying, flip-flopping, and taking politically convenient positions:

On the Michael Castner Show on 840 AM: “It’s all fake news and lies, I discussed this earlier with you on your show. when anybody who understands the circumstances — when I go out and speak to the, whether its women’s clubs or the men’s clubs on the Republican side,  I explain what happened and every single person, there are gasps that this allegation could be made, and how low somebody has to be to make these kinds of allegations, so that’s the worst thing about Dean Heller and his campaigns, are the lies they made up in a Republican primary about a fellow Republican.”

On the Lars Larson Show: “Dean Heller wants to give citizenship to 15 million […]

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American Bridge Statement on Trump’s Attempt to Bail Out Dean Heller

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement on Trump’s attempt to bail out Dean Heller:

“You know things are dire when you look to Donald Trump for help in your race, but that’s where Dean Heller finds himself now. Unfortunately for Heller, with or without a primary opponent, he’s still a spineless politician who has sold out Nevadans time and again. Voters aren’t going to forget that come November.”
Last year, Heller went back on his promise to Nevadans to protect the Medicaid expansion hundreds of thousands depend on for their health care, and voted, at Donald Trump’s behest, to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When that bill failed, he also sponsored another version of ACA repeal that was even worse.

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MEMO: No Republican is safe this November

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Bradley Beychok, President of American Bridge
DATE: March 13, 2017
RE: No Republican is safe this November

“This guy should win easily, and he is going to win easy.” Donald Trump, 3/10/2018

That sound you hear is a blue wave approaching. The results in Pennsylvania spell disaster for Republicans in November; if they can’t win in a longtime Republican stronghold, no district is safe, especially considering that Republicans nationwide will have to confront the same liabilities that brought Rick Saccone down in Pennsylvania.

Voters are rejecting the GOP’s toxic agenda, even in red districts – starting with the Republican tax scam 

Tonight’s results are the clearest indication to date that voters are turning on Trump’s toxic agenda. From rising healthcare costs to a tax scam that further rigs the economy for the rich, voters don’t like what they see and are rejecting these policies at the ballot box.  What’s particularly telling, […]

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(Nearly) Live Look: Heller’s On The Run From His Own Campaign Announcement

Dean Heller’s on the run — from his own reelection announcement. After the details leaked on Twitter, Sen. Dean Heller abandoned his own campaign announcement event, scheduled for this morning, and “snuck into the Capitol and filed on Friday without any fanfare.”

“Dean Heller is running so scared, he’s even running away from his own campaign events and supporters. And no wonder: in recent days, he’s been caught denigrating immigrants, hoping for a hail-Mary Supreme Court vacancy to energize his base, and been hit with an ethics complaint over his unlicensed multi-million dollar hay farm. The only surprising thing to Nevadans is how fast Dean Heller can run away from them with all that baggage,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Just a week ago Heller was (by all appearances) excited to file for reelection:

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Rokita’s Debate Dodge Angers Prominent Conservative Indiana Radio Hosts

Congressman Todd Rokita continues to face criticism for refusing to participate in a debate with two other GOP candidates in the Indiana primary– this time from Indiana conservative radio hosts Tony Katz and Abdul Hakim-Shabazz.

Katz blasted Rokita on his show today saying Rokita’s reasoning for not appearing in a debate because of “questions from liberal media figures” simply does not ring true since the debate will be hosted by a nonpartisan organization and moderated by a Republican.

Listen to the full clip.

Rokita’s excuse for not participating in the debate was “scheduling conflicts” and this statement: “The Rokita campaign believes debates in the Republican primary should be hosted by conservative and Republican organizations which get into issues Republicans care about, not leftist propaganda and gotcha questions from liberal media figures, liberal college professors, or other parties interested in attacking Republicans and re-electing Joe Donnelly.”

The moderator for the debate in […]

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QUICK CLIP: Parkland Student Slams Rick Scott’s “Easy Way Out” Gun Bill

In the wake of the tragic mass shoot in Parkland, Florida, Governor Rick Scott has been blasted for failing to fight for meaningful reforms and working to actually block sensible gun safety measures.

As Scott gets ready to run for Senate, count on him to use the inadequate bill he signed last week to whitewash his record on guns. Here’s what a Parkland student had to say.

Marjory Stoneman Douglass student Cameron Kasky: “You know, Governor Scott is trying to look like he’s taking a step in the opposite direction of the NRA but we know that’s not really going to happen… I do think that Rick Scott is using this as an easy way out of the situation and while we appreciate his praise, this is not what we’re looking for.”

Watch the interview on CNN:

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QUICK CLIP: GOP #WISEN Candidates Are “Trading Barbs” As “Hardly Any Voters Know Who They Are”

After a Marquette University poll of Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Senate primary came out yesterday on Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir showing that “more than 80% of voters are unable to provide a favorability rating for either candidate,” the gloves are coming off in this race-to-the bottom.

New audio of Leah Vukmir has emerged, in which she trashes Nicholson — despite signing a “Unity Pledge” earlier in the campaign. Vukmir called Nicholson a “DC candidate” which led Nicholson’s campaign to fight back and call Vukmir a “consummate insider.”

Watch the full clip here.

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