NEW AD: Why Won’t Tom MacArthur Stand Up To Scott Pruitt?

Today, American Bridge is launching a new digital ad that exposes incumbent New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur’s (R-NJ) failure to protect his constituents from Scott Pruitt’s corruption.

The ad will run on social media in New Jersey, targeted to midterm voters. The 30-second video asks: “Why is Congressman Tom MacArthur afraid to fight for us?” and urges voters to call MacArthur’s Capitol Hill office to demand he stand up to Scott Pruitt.

Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, who led the EPA under President George W. Bush, has called for Pruitt to resign.

“Despite the unprecedented corruption that Scott Pruitt has been caught engaging in at the EPA, MacArthur is afraid to stand up to him – and New Jerseyans are paying the price for it,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “It’s time for MacArthur to put blind partisanship aside and put what’s right for New Jersey first.”

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NEW ADS: Why Won’t GOP House and Senate Candidates Stand Up To Scott Pruitt?

Today, American Bridge is launching a series of new digital ads that expose Republican House and Senate candidates’ failure to protect their constituents from Scott Pruitt’s corruption.

The ads will run on social media, targeting Florida Senate candidate Rick Scott, Nevada Senator Dean Heller, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Lou Barletta, Arizona Senate candidate Martha McSally, Ohio Senate candidate Jim Renacci, Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06). The 30-second video urges voters to call the lawmakers’ offices to demand they stand up to Scott Pruitt.

“In his brief tenure as EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt has undertaken a relentless and unprecedented campaign of corruption,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Republican House and Senate candidates have refused to stand up to him — at the expense of millions in taxpayer dollars. Voters deserve to know why Republican candidates are standing with Swamp Creature Pruitt over their interests.”

 

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BREAKING: MacArthur Votes To Raise Taxes On Middle Class Americans, Cut Medicare, And Sent Jobs Overseas  

American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to Congressman Tom MacArthur voting to pass the Trump tax plan:

“Putting his party over what is best for New Jersey, Rep. Tom MacArthur just voted to raise taxes on 36 million middle class Americans — including 864,000 New Jersyans — cut Medicare by $25 billion, and outsource American jobs, all to cut taxes for the very rich and big business. This is a disastrous plan that sells-out hardworking, average Americans who are counting on jobs and a better economic future. Voters deserve better, and they will hold him accountable.”

Yesterday, American Bridge’s Bridge Project released a new digital ad running nationally on Facebook, “Trumps Tax Plan Sells You Out,” which highlights warnings that the Republican tax plan would break Donald Trump’s #1 promise and help outsource American jobs he said he would protect.

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ICYMI: Kim Guadagno’s 8-Year Partner In Crime Throws Her Under The Bus

For 8 years, Kim Guadagno and Chris Christie have been partners in crime — working closely together to earn the most credit downgrades of any gubernatorial administration in U.S. history. Just a few weeks ago, Guadagno reportedly told GOP donors that Christie has been a godsend to New Jersey while Christie himself “smiled as his protégé spoke.”

But now it sounds like Chris Christie has given up on Guadagno’s flailing campaign. Asked in an interview about Guadagno’s odds, Christie listed everything Guadagno has going against her. When asked if he thought that meant she would lose, Christie said: “I’m not saying that — I’m saying that’s what history tells us.”

Christie’s not the only one giving up on Guadagno’s campaign. Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just changed the race rating to Safe Democratic, and a Quinnipiac Poll shows her trailing […]

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American Bridge Launches Digital Ad To Highlight Guadagno Calling Chris Christie A Godsend

Kim Guadagno finally told the truth: behind closed doors, she and Chris Christie form New Jersey’s least-electable mutual admiration society. According to a Politico report, Guadagno “heaped praise” on Christie at a Republican Governor Association event, saying people “just don’t understand what a great job he’s done” and calling him a “godsend.”

On Wednesday, American Bridge launched a digital ad campaign showing New Jersey voters what Guadagno really thinks of America’s least popular governor.

“Kim Guadagno is running for Chris Christie’s third term, and her comments on Tuesday should put an end to her sad, desperate attempts to pretend otherwise,” said American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price. “The real godsend for New Jersey will come the day Guadagno and Christie leave office — together.”

Politico: Guadagno praises Christie at RGA, despite keeping her distance at home
By Josh Dawsey and Ryan Hutchins | July 25, 2017

In New Jersey, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno keeps crawling away […]

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Guadagno gets defensive about “The Boss”

Kim Guadagno knows she has to do everything possible to keep her 26 percent from sliding any lower into Chris Christie territory.  Now Guadagno is playing defense on her disdain for Bruce Springsteen by tweeting out a picture of her and the boss.

Guadagno is out of step with the overwhelming majority of New Jersey, but it’s likely more than just her dislike of Thunder Road and Hungry Heart… and her unyielding support of her own boss, Chris Christie.  

Here are some more classic New Jersey favorites that Guadagno probably hates:

Bon Jovi

Taylor Ham/Pork Roll

Wawa

The Boardwalk

Bagels

Diners

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VIDEO: New Jersey Can’t Afford Christie’s Number 2

It’s official – Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, second-in-command to scandal ridden Chris Christie, is the Republican nominee for governor in New Jersey. Christie once said that Lt. Gov. Guadagno has “been really involved in everything we do,” so it’s no surprise that he supported her in the primary. Unfortunately for Guadagno (not to mention Garden Staters), their record is a complete disaster.

Under the Christie/Guadagno administration:

New Jersey’s credit rating was downgraded 11 times.

The state was ranked nearly last in the country for job creation.

Billions slashed from public workers’ pension plans.

“Try as she might, Kim Guadagno can’t separate herself from the failed Christie administration,” said Lizzy Price, spokesperson for American Bridge. “Christie and Guadagno have made an economic mess in New Jersey, resulting in the highest disapproval rating in the country. The people of New Jersey simply can’t afford Christie’s number 2 as their governor.”

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Christie back to fetching McDonalds for Trump

Christie: “Guilty or not guilty?”; Rabid masses: “GUILTY!”

Donald Trump’s transition chair and almost VP pick, Chris Christie, was finally out of the dog house and given permission to campaign on Trump’s behalf in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania this weekend…that is, until today when two of his top aides were found guilty of all charges in the Bridgegate political scandal.

Now that Christie’s allies were found guilty, don’t the prosecution’s assertions that Christie knew about using government resources for political retaliation have even greater crediblity?

And what does it say about Donald Trump that he’d keep Christie in his inner circle through these allegations of corruption and using taxpayer dollars to settle personal vendettas — especially since Trump previously claimed that Christie “totally knew about it”? One hint as to why Trump has maintained a close friendship with Christie might lie with Christie wiping out $25 million of […]

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Jury Selection Begins In Chris Christie Aides’ Trial

As jury selection begins in Chris Christie’s aides’ Bridgegate trial, you’d forgive the Trump transition chair for being a bit distracted as he takes meetings in D.C. today on behalf of Donald Trump.

With two of his closest advisers accused of orchestrating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey’s corrupt and vindictive governor has got to be sweating out the possibility of an indictment to call his own. And there’s no way Christie missed the New York Times report that he’s “expected to be on a list of people who federal prosecutors say knew about the scheme,” so that’s only compounding his nervousness.

To kick off the proceedings, American Bridge is today releasing a new report recapping the scandal from August 13, 2013’s “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” to Christie’s secret emails that came to light in June 2016.

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on the […]

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