DSCC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE GOPONABORTION.COM HIGHLIGHTING REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES’ ANTI-CHOICE WORDS AND RECORDS. The website will help voters learn how Republican Senate candidates have made it clear they stand in lockstep with their party’s agenda to make abortion illegal everywhere – without exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother – and impose new, cruel, and punishing restrictions on women and families.
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“THE WAY THAT WE PUSH BACK IS IN NOVEMBER” – DSCC CHAIR SEN. PETERS DISCUSSES HIS FAMILY’S ABORTION STORY & DEFENDCHOICE.ORG. Peters joined MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart to discuss how the DSCC’s new website DefendChoice.org will help voters channel anger into action and organize with local coordinated field campaigns.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: GOP SENATE CANDIDATES FACE WAVE OF BRUTAL HEADLINES SLAMMING THEIR ANTI-CHOICE AGENDA. “Women are fed up” with GOP Senate candidates, who have called Roe v. Wade “a joke,” suggested women “can move” to get an abortion, and support “banning almost all abortions.”
DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU – JOHNSON “DUCKS OUT THE BACK DOOR” BUT CAN’T OUTRUN WAVE A BRUTAL NEWS COVERAGE. News coverage is calling out Ron Johnson after he “snuck out the back of an event room and declined to answer questions” during “an increasingly rare appearance in Milwaukee” as questions continue to swirl around “stunning” revelations regarding his involvement in the January 6th insurrection and his anti-choice record.
TROUBLE IN THE LAND OF OZ – TWO NEW STORIES HIGHLIGHT HOW MEHMET OZ IS DAMAGED GOODS & A FRAUD. New coverage from the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted how Oz “took a beating during the GOP primary,” leaving him deeply damaged and unpopular heading into the general election. The report followed a brutal Business Insider profile of Oz exposing him as a fraud who “will do what he has to do to get what he wants.”
ANYBODY KNOW THESE GUYS? NO NAME NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP CANDIDATES BASH EACH OTHER AT DEBATE. As the New Hampshire’s b-tier GOP candidates struggle to gain traction in a primary where “Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision not to run remains its biggest development,” they took the debate stage to “spar” for a chance to poll higher than single digits.
HASSAN PENS OP-ED & LAUNCHES DIRECT-TO-CAMERA AD ON ABORTION – “I WILL FIGHT AND NEVER BACK DOWN.” In a new TV ad launched Thursday, Senator Maggie Hassan says she will “never back down” in the fight to protect a woman’s fundamental freedom — and will be relentless in blocking Senator Mitch McConnell’s push for a nationwide abortion ban.
NO WAY O’DEA – COLORADO GOP SENATE CANDIDATE JOE O’DEA STUMBLES OUT OF PRIMARY WITH FAR-RIGHT POSITIONS. Immediately after Joe O’Dea received the nomination, news coverage highlighted how he is out of step with Coloradans. Handing the Senate over to Mitch McConnell won’t be a popular proposition for Colorado voters.
MEET AN ANTI-GUN SAFETY SENATE CANDIDATE: ADAM LAXALT. Backed by the National Rifle Association and its money, Laxalt opposes even the most popular and modest measures to make Americans safer from gun violence.
CAN’T MISS PROFILE → VANITY FAIR: VAL DEMINGS IS ON A MISSION. “The former police chief helped impeach Donald Trump and survived an insurrection—now the third-term congresswoman has her eyes on the Senate. ‘In Val there’s hope,’ says fellow representative Robin Kelly, ‘that we can move closer to that promise of America.’”
JUST THIS WEEK, THANKS TO SENATE DEMOCRATS.
IN THE STATES
AZ- Arizona Republic (Opinion): Abortion ruling by Attorney General Mark Brnovich sets Arizona women back to 1864. “People like Brnovich might want to turn the clock back 158 years, but things have changed. Women do all kinds of work now. They are independent. They are educated. They have hopes and dreams. They have daughters and granddaughters. And, yes, they can vote.”
CO – Colorado Newsline (Opinion): You’re insane if you think Colorado Republicans chose sanity. “Trump knew that he lost the 2020 election but conspired to pursue illegal and violence-prone efforts to overturn the results. He committed one of the greatest crimes in the history of the country, but O’Dea would put him back in the country’s most powerful office. Next to Hanks, O’Dea might appear reasonable. Next to the restraints against America’s slide toward autocracy, he’s an enemy of democracy.”
FL – Florida Phoenix: Florida Phoenix: New ad: U.S. Rep. Demings slams Marco Rubio on abortion ban. “Following the controversial Roe v. Wade ruling, U.S. Rep. Val Demings on Monday slammed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in a new digital campaign ad, alleging that Rubio supports a total ban on abortions and other issues that could wreak havoc on women’s rights.”
GA – Chattanooga Times Free Press: U.S. Sen. Warnock visits Northwest Georgia, says public policy is ‘letter to our children’. “‘Public policy you make, or fail to make, is a letter to our children,’ Warnock said to a crowd of more than 150 at the Mack Gaston Community Center. ‘And we would get more of it right if we asked ourselves each time: What do we want that letter to say?’”
NH – WMUR: Abortion clinic workers in New Hampshire fear new restrictions could be ahead. “U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, who is running for reelection, met with workers at the oldest abortion clinic in the state Tuesday. ‘I came because I wanted to hear first-hand from these health care providers about the impact that the Dobbs decision has had on them, the concerns that their patients have and the community of people that they serve,’ Hassan said.”
NV – Reno Gazette Journal (Opinion): As a Republican in rural Nevada, I’m supporting Sen. Cortez Masto. “Some of my friends and family have asked me how a Republican can support a Democrat for Senate. And the answer is simple: Sen. Cortez Masto has proven she will deliver for us. From protecting our farms and ranches, to fighting to lower costs for our families, I know I can count on her to advocate for what matters to me. And although I am still proud to be a Republican, I’m going to support Catherine because I know she will always fight for me and my family.”
WI – Wisconsin State Journal (Editorial): Ron Johnson votes against public safety. “Members of Congress are called ‘lawmakers’ for a reason. Their job is to make laws. Instead, Johnson has voted against rebuilding America’s roads and bridges. He’s trashed public health guidance in favor of conspiracy theories during the pandemic. He abandoned his advocacy for the free market and controlling America’s debt when former President Donald Trump launched trade wars and spending sprees. If Johnson can’t do anything about gun violence — not even something small yet worthy — what can he do? Johnson is failing to represent Wisconsin’s values. Voters should remember his failure this fall.”
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