By declining to participate in CNN town hall in McAllen, Ted Cruz neglects border community who has asked for town hall before MCALLEN – As reported yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz has declined an invitation from CNN to be a part of a town hall in which Rep. Beto O’Rourke has already agreed to in McAllen… Continue »

Visit www.divideanddistract2018.com In order to keep up with the barrage of GOP immigration-themed attack ads, America’s Voice today launches its new “Divide and Distract” website. It includes a searchable database of the worst examples of Republican anti-immigrant ads. Featuring spots aired by House, Senate, and gubernatorial candidates, as well as by allied PACs and outside… Continue »

In his newest column for HuffPost, America’s Voice Communications Manager Juan Escalante takes a hit at the GOP’s pathetic strategy to rally voters by attacking immigrants, minorities, people of color. In doing so, Escalante points out the countless Republican attack ads continually demonizing immigrants — a desperate and blatant attempt to divide and distract voters… Continue »

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is Nevada’s senior Senator and is running for reelection against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. He’s the only Republican Senator who is up for reelection this fall in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Heller has sometimes been considered a moderate on the issue of immigration, especially when compared to… Continue »

Perhaps race-baiting and xenophobia isn’t such a great GOP strategy after all. New polling from the Washington Post-Schar School finds incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) losing by 12 points to challenger Jennifer Wexton in the closely-watched race in Virginia 10th congressional district. Rep. Comstock has made MS-13 a centerpiece of her campaign, running a host… Continue »

LINK to article here In a piece published today in the Texas Observer, Justin Miller details how Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for reelection has taken an ugly turn since Congressman Beto O’Rourke has narrowed the incumbent’s lead in the polls. Below is an excerpt from Justin Miller’s piece in the Texas Observer. Find the piece… Continue »

After GOP’s Barrage of Ugly Immigration Attacks Against Democratic Candidate Sharice Davids, Does Cancellation of Million-Dollar Ad Buy Mean Race is Slipping Away for Rep. Yoder? The news that the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has canceled more than $1 million in planned ads on behalf of Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) in the Kansas 3rd… Continue »

A must-read column from journalist Sasha Abramsky, which ran in the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and elsewhere, captures the GOP’s ugly and cynical strategy of stoking and exploiting fear this election cycle. Key excerpts of the column, “Trump’s GOP is running hard on the politics of fear,” are below: If you are a Republican… Continue »

Xenophobia hasn’t worked to date; Will it Work Going Forward? This is the lede of a Washington Post story published today: Republican campaigns have largely abandoned touting the GOP tax law ahead of the November midterms, with many pivoting instead to divisive issues such as crime and immigration in an effort to motivate conservative voters.… Continue »

Following Saturday’s public charge announcement,  the New York Times editorial board eviscerates the Trump administration for its calculated decision to “cultivat[e] xenophobia” and attack immigrants in a transparent attempt to motivate the Republican base. As the editorial board argues: …Scaring vulnerable populations off public assistance is likely to cost much more in the long run,… Continue »