WATCH: Mike DeWine Says He’d Sign Bill Restricting Abortion for Rape Victims

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“Tonight Mike DeWine gave a nervous, angry performance that highlighted just how out-of-touch he is,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Even worse, DeWine said he would sign extreme legislation that would criminalize abortion for rape victims and severely restrict women’s health. Mike DeWine’s agenda is dangerous for Ohio women and they can’t afford him as their next Governor.”

Watch DeWine say he’d sign an extreme “heartbeat bill” here.

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New Ad Slams Mike DeWine for Putting Himself Before Ohio Police Officers

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Ahead of tonight’s Ohio Governor debate in Dayton, American Bridge is launching a new ad slamming Attorney General Mike DeWine for putting himself ahead of Ohio law enforcement. Last month, the AP reported that DeWine refused to replace expired body armor for law enforcement officers for over a year. But while DeWine was ignoring the pleas of the officers he was endangering, he apparently was scheduled to get himself fitted for a brand new bulletproof vest.

The ad is geotargeted to swing voters in Dayton and begins running this afternoon before the debate.

“Police officers were literally begging Mike DeWine to replace their expired protective vests, but he ignored them for over a year,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Even worse, while he was endangering police officers in the field by denying them the proper protection, DeWine was scheduled to get […]

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NEW VIDEO: Ohio Law Enforcement Slams Mike DeWine Over Body Armor Scandal

Watch Ohio law enforcement officers slam DeWine
“Makes me sick to my stomach”
“A colossal failure of the administration
of Attorney General Mike DeWine”

 

Mike DeWine was inundated this week with television coverage of Ohio law enforcement slamming DeWine over his ongoing body armor scandal. Last week, the AP reported that law enforcement officers working for DeWine begged the Attorney General to supply them with new bulletproof vests to replace expired vests officers were using. But while DeWine ignored the officers’ pleas for new bulletproof vests for over a year, he apparently planned to get himself fitted for his own brand-new vest.

“Law enforcement officers were going into the field without the proper protection because Mike DeWine was apparently too busy planning to get himself fitted for his own personal bulletproof vest,” said American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Mike DeWine is an entitled, selfish politician who puts his own […]

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Senate Brief: Mike Braun is Shamefully Silent on the Sexual Assault Scandal Rocking Indiana Politics

Week of Monday, July 9, 2018

IN BRIEF: Mike Braun is staying shamefully silent in the face of multiple accusations against Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual assault and harassment. Numerous prominent Hoosier Republicans have called for his resignation, but despite the allegations, Mike Braun has remained conspicuously silent. To recap:

Attorney General Hill is facing an Indiana inspector general investigation after four women accused him of inappropriately touching them at an Indianapolis bar in March.
Gov. Eric Holcomb, House Speaker Brian Bosma, and Senate leader David Long — all Republicans — have called for Hill’s resignation.
But all the while, Rep. Mike Braun, the top Republican on Indiana’s ballot this year, has said nothing — showing voters that when push comes to shove, he’ll stand with his fellow political insiders rather than doing the right thing.  

ON THE HILL: When will Reps. Kevin Cramer, Martha McSally, Lou Barletta, Marsha Blackburn, and Jim […]

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NEW ADS: GOP’s Toxic Health Care Hypocrisy

Republicans Promised To Protect Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions — Then Supported A Law That Could Jeopardize Care For Millions
Today, Bridge Project launched a national digital ad campaign targeting Republican Senate candidates after the Trump administration argued that insurance protections for pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional. The administration’s assertion is a result of the tax bill Republicans passed last year that included reducing Obamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty to zero.

The ad campaign, which starts running statewide in targeted races on social media this week, targets Republican Senate candidates in Nevada, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, and West Virginia.

Every Republican Congressional incumbent up for reelection or seeking higher office this cycle voted for the Republican tax bill — while promising to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are co-counsels on the lawsuit that threatens to strip pre-existing condition coverage from millions of Americans.

“Republicans own […]

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VIDEO: Former Lobbyist Jim “I’m An Outsider” Renacci Fundraises With D.C. Insiders

Congressman and former lobbyist Jim Renacci has spent the last seven years in Washington voting to hurt Ohioans, so he’s desperately trying to portray himself as a political outsider. Too bad for him, his biggest fans and donors are Washington insiders and lobbyists just like him.

Yesterday, Congressman Jim Renacci raised money from the likes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, NRSC Chair Cory Gardner, and seven other U.S. Senators. Tickets sold for the swampy price of $1,000 – $5,000 per person.

“It’s no wonder Washington insiders love Congressman Renacci — he’s one of them, voting for special interests and depending on them to fund his campaign,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “From being a registered lobbyist while serving in Congress to funding his campaign with a straw donor scheme, Jim Renacci’s not an outsider — he’s been living in the heart of the swamp.  But the more Congressman Renacci lies, the more Ohioans see […]

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NEW AD: Why Won’t Jim Renacci Stand Up To Scott Pruitt?

Today, American Bridge is launching a new digital ad that exposes Ohio Senate candidate Rep.Jim Renacci’s (R-OH) failure to protect his constituents from Scott Pruitt’s corruption.

The ad will run on social media in Ohio, targeted to midterm voters. The 30-second video asks: “Why is Congressman Jim Renacci afraid to fight for us?” and urges voters to call Renacci’s Capitol Hill office to demand he 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. “Jim Renacci has refused to stand up to him — at the expense of millions in taxpayer dollars. Ohio voters deserve to know why Renacci stands with Swamp Creature Pruitt over Ohioans.”

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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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Why is Gov. […]

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NEW ADS: Bruising Primaries Leave GOP Candidates Irreparably Damaged Ahead of General Election

Braun, Morrisey, and DeWine have been lambasted
for months by their fellow Republicans

Today, immediately following Senate primaries in Indiana and West Virginia, and the gubernatorial primary in Ohio, American Bridge released new digital ads targeting the newly minted Republican candidates. The ads ask Hoosiers, West Virginians, and Ohioans – if their new nominees’ fellow Republicans so thoroughly denounced them, why should any Republican voter have confidence in their candidacies?

The 30-second ads will play this week on social media in Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio, targeted to Republican voters. Among the damaging attacks on their U.S. Senate and gubernatorial nominees that voters will hear straight from the mouths of their fellow Republicans are: 

“Mike Braun is just willing to say anything to get elected.” – Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
“The problem with Patrick Morrisey is he’s just not being honest.” – Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV)
“That’s what Mike DeWine represents, he is the establishment… he is a career […]

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NEW AD: Bruising Ohio Primary Leaves DeWine Irreparably Damaged Ahead of General Election

Today, immediately following the Ohio gubernatorial primary election, American Bridge released new digital ads targeting newly ordained Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine. The ad asks Ohio voters – if DeWine’s fellow Republican, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, has so thoroughly denounced him, how can any Republican voter trust him to be their governor?

The 30-second ad will play this week on social media in Ohio targeted to Republican voters.

American Bridge spokesperson Zach Hudson said, “Mike DeWine was forced to spend nearly $6 million in a bruising Republican primary — and came away with his opponent’s damaging attacks still sticking to his back. Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor summarized it best — Mike DeWine is part of the status quo establishment and has been more focused on advancing his own career than in helping Ohio families. If this is what fellow Republicans were willing to say about DeWine, how can any Ohioan trust him?”

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