On May 3, Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance took the stage for a victory night speech after winning the most expensive Senate primary ever, and continued to spew the same nativist dog-whistles that were an essential part of his primary campaign. Tens of millions of dollars were spent to amplify misinformation, xenophobia, and white… Continue »

A deliberate fabrication that Republicans are embracing out of a cynical political calculation, it has nothing to do with the health and safety of Americans and everything to do with their nativist agenda. Republicans have recently increased their xenophobic rhetoric in response to the announcement that the Biden administration will finally end the unjustified use… Continue »

Republicans are using their political ads to attempt to connect the issues of fentanyl to their overall nativist appeals despite lacking basic logic or facts. Drug trafficking is a serious issue that requires decisive action and comprehensive solutions from our elected leaders. Unfortunately, too many Republican candidates are more interested in scoring political points than… Continue »

The Republicans are heading into a pivotal midterm election with the MAGA movement looking to squash the little remaining dissent in the party’s old guard. It appears Florida Senator Rick Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Campaign (NRSC), is looking to seize the opportunity and is asserting himself as a pivotal leader in this… Continue »

De cara a los comicios intermedios en noviembre de este año y con la mira puesta en las elecciones generales de 2024, los demócratas tienen una dura tarea por delante para tratar de entusiasmar a los votantes que componen su base. Esto es en gran medida porque el impacto económico de la pandemia, la inflación… Continue »

Last night, Republicans showed their midterm strategy, a rowdy and offensive message for the base, and a choreographed set of racial dog-whistles for the general public. While the House Members who roll with white nationalists, militias, and the insurrectionist crowd looked to cause a scene during the President’s speech (at one point leading a “build… Continue »

Arizona has long been at the center of the debate about immigration, producing some of the most extreme and ugly voices, from Joe Arpaio to Jan Brewer to the violent border posse. This year, we’re seeing Republican elected officials and candidates pushing even more dangerous xenophobic rhetoric. And, it’s just getting started. The GOP primary… Continue »

Washington, DC – An ad released today by Arizona Republican Senate candidate Jim Lamon features Lamon as an Old West Sheriff shooting characters representing President Biden, Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. In the ad, Lamon is flanked by National Border Patrol Union head Brandon Judd and Pinal County (Ariz)… Continue »

An Analysis of Just Last Week’s Anti-Immigrant Messages, Statements, and Ads Provides a Road Map of What We Should Expect from the GOP Ahead of Midterms Washington, DC – According to their own reporting on Monday, the local Fox station in Orlando “was inundated with calls and emails to investigate a viral video spreading online.”… Continue »

A look at Republican messages, statements, and ads from the past week paints a picture of what we can expect over the next ten months: lies and distortions are key elements of their deliberate use of a race-based midterm strategy  If you were just listening to Republicans last week, you may believe that Joe Biden… Continue »