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Latest Examples of the GOP Immigration Attack Ads

A recent CNN analysis by Catherine Shoichet finds that more than $150 million has been spent on immigration attack ads this year – up fivefold over 2014. America’s Voice is tracking these anti-immigrant attack ads and featuring some of the ugliest examples at the new America’s Voice “Divide and Distract” website, which includes a searchable … Continue reading »

GOP Anti-Immigrant Attack Ads Up Fivefold Since 2014

Despite the Millions, the List of Races Where Ugly Ads Are Not Working Grows A new CNN analysis by Catherine Shoichet captures the scope and specifics of the Republican barrage of ugly immigration ads this cycle: The Trump administration’s sweeping efforts to crack down on immigration aren’t on the ballot November 6. But in the … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Donald Trump’s Divide and Distract Tour

Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has been traveling the country to reinforce the GOP’s divide and distract strategy and campaign for some of the worst anti-immigrant candidates running in 2018. Crafted with the help of Stephen Miller, the divide and distract strategy has been promoting cynical political tactics that scapegoat immigrants in order … Continue reading »

Sen. Ted Cruz Ignores Rio Grande Valley Residents (Again)

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 reading »

America’s Voice Launches New Searchable Database of GOP Anti-immigrant Attack Ads

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 reading »

Juan Escalante for HuffPost, “The GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda May Come Back To Haunt Them”

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 reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)?

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 reading »

Divide, Distract, and Backfire? Barbara Comstock,  Running Hard on MS-13, is Losing Big in VA-10

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 reading »

ICYMI Texas Observer: Ted Cruz Campaign Becoming a “Fear Factory”

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 reading »

Immigration Attacks Not Gaining Traction in KS-03 Race? NRCC Cancels $1 Million Ad Buy for Rep. Kevin Yoder

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 reading »