Lisa Murkowski – don’t sell-out your constituents’ healthcare by taking Mitch McConnell’s bribe

​”If Lisa Murkowski accepts this swampy Washington bribe, she will be blatantly selling out the people she represents, plain and simple,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “The Senate Trumpcare bill – which was written behind closed doors – would cost 67,000 Alaskans their health insurance, and none of the infinitesimal changes Mitch McConnell announced today will change that. In fact, this bill would even more severely harm the 107,000 Alaskans with preexisting conditions like asthma or cancer.​

Bloomberg: GOP Health Bill Steers Cash to the Home State of a Reluctant Senator
By Anna Edney , Hannah Recht , and Laura Litvan
July 13, 2017, 2:18 PM EDT

Call it the Polar Payoff.

Changes made to the Republican legislation to repeal large parts of Obamacare would send hundreds of millions of extra federal dollars to Alaska, whose Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski has been holding off from giving […]

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BREAKING VIDEO: Dan Sullivan Returns Home Sweet Home To Ohio

Northeast Ohio native Dan Sullivan skipped a forum in Anchorage yesterday that was attended by Mark Begich and Libertarian Mark Fish. Why would Sullivan skip a candidate forum so late in the election? Turns out, he was just feeling a little homesick.

While the other Alaska senate candidates were answering questions about Alaska, Dan Sullivan was prepping for his big homecoming, a secret fundraising trip to Cleveland. Sullivan continues to raise more money from Ohio donors than from any other state, including hefty sums from his wealthy family and friends.

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American Bridge Launches English/Spanish Websites Linking GOP To Steve King

American Bridge today launched and (in Spanish), research-based websites demonstrating that Rep. Steve King is the GOP’s leader on immigration reform.

Earlier this week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) demonstrated just how clueless he is by attempting to fundraise off offensive remarks he made comparing immigrants to dogs (and foolishly linking to American Bridge tracking footage to do so). This was what he deemed an appropriate response to a more recent controversy in which he claimed “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds–and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” Those remarks prompted Speaker John Boehner to argue that King’s comment “does not reflect the values of the American people or the Republican Party.”

Unfortunately, Boehner is only half-correct. While the American people are deeply opposed to the bigotry espoused by King, the Republican caucus is solidly aligned with King’s worldview. Last week, American Bridge released a report showing that when the House votes on immigration legislation, the majority of King’s Republican colleagues follow his lead 9 out of 10 times. And today, American Bridge launched to show voters that the Republican Party has plenty of followers of King’s extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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