New March Madness Ads: Kentucky & Louisville Fans Unite in Booing Matt Bevin

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American Bridge is launching new ads this weekend ahead of the start of March Madness. The ads will run statewide in Kentucky and are targeted to University of Kentucky and University of Louisville basketball fans. The ads highlight that there is virtually nowhere in Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin can go without being booed out of the room.

 

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“Matt Bevin is so unpopular he can’t leave his mansion without being booed,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “America’s most corrupt Governor is clearly also the most unpopular one. If there’s one thing that can unite Kentucky and Louisville fans, it’s that it’s time to boot Matt Bevin from the Governor’s office.”

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BREAKING (but not surprising): McConnell is corrupt

“For the McConnells corruption is a family affair,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “It’s no wonder he’s been an historically obstructionist Senate Majority Leader: he’s been too busy abusing his office in pursuit of sweetheart deals for his political benefactors to get anything meaningful done for the country. That’s about as swampy as it gets.”

Politico: Emails reveal coordination between Chao, McConnell offices
By Tanya Snyder | February 19, 2019

“A trove of more than 800 pages of emails sheds new light on the working relationship between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the most potent power couples in Washington — including their dealings with McConnell supporters from their home state of Kentucky.”
“Chao has met at least 10 times with politicians and business leaders from the state in response to requests from McConnell’s office…In some cases, those people later received what they were hoping […]

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New Ads Urge Kentucky Voters to Boot Matt Bevin

Watch the ad, Boot Bevin, here

American Bridge launched its first ad buy in the 2019 Kentucky Governor’s race today with a statewide digital buy urging Kentucky voters to boot Matt Bevin out of office. The ad, called “Boot Bevin,” highlights how even Republicans are fed up with 4 years of blatant corruption and incompetence from Matt Bevin. The adbegins running today across Kentucky and will be targeted to swing voters.

“Matt Bevin is one of the most corrupt and unpopular politicians in America and Kentucky voters are ready to show him the door,”said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats can find common ground on, it’s that it is time to boot Matt Bevin.”

Watch the ad below:

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American Bridge Statement on Matt Bevin’s Announcement

American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson released the following statement on Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s announcement that he is switching running mates:

“Matt Bevin’s Lieutenant Governor isn’t why he’s unpopular – he is. Bevin is the most corrupt Governor in America and switching running mates won’t change that. Kentucky voters are sick and tired of Bevin’s corruption and incompetence which is why his days occupying the Governor’s office are numbered. Should he emerge from his competitive primary, we look forward to defeating him in the general election.”

 

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QUICK CLIP: McConnell’s Shutdown Is Hurting Kentuckians

“By refusing to take action to reopen the federal government, Mitch McConnell has abdicated the responsibility of a coequal branch of government,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “McConnell’s stubborn cynicism is hurting thousands of Kentuckians going without paychecks. His constituents deserve better.”

Below, watch how the Trump-McConnell shutdown is hurting Kentuckians:

 


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DAY 24: Where’s Mitch?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been uncharacteristically silent since the Trump shutdown began, aside from refusing to bring government funding bills to the Senate Floor and attempting to shift the blame for Trump’s shutdown to Democrats.

But report after report notes that an end to the shutdown is within McConnell’s control. And a new Washington Post-ABC poll released this weekend shows 53% of Americans blame Republicans and Trump for the shutdown. In short, it’s not looking good for Republicans, and McConnell may want to rethink his abdicate-all-responsibility strategy.

Here are some highlights in recent coverage of MIA Mitch:

 

Lexington Herald-Leader Editorial: 1 word for Mitch McConnell: ‘Override.’ Senate leader’s kowtow to Trump is making us less safe.

Washington Post: Mitch McConnell could end the shutdown. But he’s sitting this one out.

Reuters: As government shutdown drags on, where is Senator McConnell?

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DAY 21: Trump Shutdown Devastates American Workers As Senate GOP Refuses to Act

As Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s near record-breaking federal government shutdown enters its third week, workers across the country are facing their first payday without a paycheck,squeezing Coast Guard families and leading TSA agents to look for work elsewhere.

We’ll say it again: Mitch McConnell is as much to blame for this shutdown as Donald Trump. McConnell has refused to take up any of the funding bills passed by the House, including measures his Senate unanimously approved in December. He could easily bring those bills to the floor, and likely muster the votes in his caucus to override a veto from Trump. He’d alleviate financial stress for nearly 1 million American workers and also relieve pressure on members up for reelection in 2020.

Instead, McConnell is forcing his caucus to shoulder the shutdown blame as workers and families in their home states endure increasing financial hardships. Here are […]

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American Bridge calls on Andy Barr to immediately return campaign donations from alleged insider trader Chris Collins 

American Bridge is calling on Congressman Andy Barr to part with the thousands of dollars given to his campaign by the political action committee of Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and charged with insider trading this week by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

This election cycle, Barr has accepted a total of $3,000 from Collins’s committee, the Congressional House Republican in Service PAC.

“Chris Collins epitomizes the Republican culture of corruption in Washington and Andy Barr should have returned this dirty money on Wednesday,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Barr has used his office to back policies that help the wealthy at everyone else’s expense, and campaigning on that kind of record with money from an accused felon is unconscionable.”

Collins, a board member of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, is alleged to have illegally arranged for his stock in the company to be dumped upon learning that the chief drug it was developing had proven to be a […]

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Pence Visits Kentucky To Lie About Obamacare

Vice President Mike Pence is today heading to Kentucky to lie about Obamacare and disingenuously claim that Trumpcare — nothing more than a cruel vehicle to deliver big tax cuts for billionaires — won’t, as the Congressional Budget Office has repeatedly concluded, put healthcare access out of reach for hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians and millions of Americans.

American Bridge spokesman Brad Bainum statement on Pence’s Kentucky trip:

“This isn’t complicated: If Mike Pence, Donald Trump, and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin get their way, billionaire GOP donors will win, but over 22 million Americans will lose. Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians stand to lose their coverage while insurance becomes unaffordable for people with preexisting conditions if Trumpcare becomes law, and the consequences for the country would be disastrous.” 

Obamacare and Kentucky’s opt-in to the Medicaid expansion have allowed millions of Kentuckians to gain healthcare access while significantly growing Kentucky’s economy:

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The Worst Kind Of Deja Vu: GOP Senators Reject Common Sense Gun Safety Bills

Today, the following GOP senators voted against legislation that would help prevent suspected terrorists from purchasing guns:

Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
John McCain, Arizona
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio

Marco Rubio, Florida

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

These GOP senators also voted against closing the background check loophole for guns bought online and at gun shows:

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
John McCain, Arizona
Rand Paul, Kentucky
Rob Portman, Ohio

Marco Rubio, Florida

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

“These are common sense measures, but Senate Republicans refuse to take action against gun violence,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Instead of supporting legislation that could make real change, GOP leaders introduced sham legislation that will do little to prevent another mass shooting and will still make it possible for suspected terrorists to get their hands on guns. The GOP should be ashamed that they continue to cower and risk Americans’ safety rather […]

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