GOP HEALTH CARE SABOTAGE “COULD REALLY STICK IT TO CONSUMERS.” Last week the GOP announced the latest plank in their toxic health care agenda: the expansion of “junk” health insurance plans, which HuffPost reports would “expose consumers to surprise, sometimes staggering medical bills.”
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who has followed the GOP for the last year-and-half, but Axios reported that the GOP will continue its assault on affordable health care if they win the midterms in November.
NICHOLSON REJECTS MINIMUM WAGE. Kevin Nicholson continues to prove that he’s out of touch with the needs of Wisconsin’s families. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that on the issue of minimum wage, Nicholson rejected even the concept of a minimum wage, saying “I’m very wary of dictating to any kind of employer what their wages should be.”
But he’s not the only Republican Senate candidate that’s out of touch with his state’s voters…
BRAUN DISMISSES DESTRUCTIVE TRADE WAR IMPACT ON HOOSIERS. The GOP’s trade war continues to ravage Indiana, but Mike Braun continues to deny the impact its having. When asked about the tariffs Braun told the Washington Examiner, “People that are successful know how to see into the long, he said. “Everybody needs to give it a little time to work out.”
ARIZONA PRIMARY ENTERS CRISIS MODE FOR MCSALLY & ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS. As the bitter battle for the Arizona GOP Primary rages on, Arizona Republicans fear that Congresswoman McSally is floundering. Republican super PAC, DefendArizona, has stepped in to help her beat rival Kelli Ward.
CRUZ BACKLASH: BETO RAISES HALF A MILLION IN 24 HOURS. This weekend, Beto O’Rourke raised more than half a million dollars in 24 hours in response to Ted Cruz’s false ads.
WHAT FLORIDIANS ARE READING ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE MIAMI HERALD: SELF-SERVING SCOTT LINKED TO SUNPASS SCANDAL. Read more about Scott’s latest headache here.
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IN THE STATES
MT – Billings Gazette: Tester fights to rein in campaign spending
MO – Southeast Missourian: Sen. McCaskill visits Cape, talks tariff ‘damage’
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