New York Times: For Red-State Democrats, Accusation Against Kavanaugh Scrambles Midterm Calculus


The sexual assault accusation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh hasn’t just upended what was expected to be his relatively easy Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court. The allegation has also scrambled the political calculations for 10 Democratic senators running for re-election in states won by President Trump, particularly three moderate Democrats who had been weighing a yes vote.

…Hoping to galvanize Democratic senators, a liberal group opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination released a commercial Tuesday linking together Mr. Trump’s infamous comments on “Access Hollywood”; his support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of preying on teenage girls; and the accusation against Mr. Kavanaugh.

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