New York Times: Interest Groups Turn Up Pressure on Senators Before Kavanaugh Vote


Pressure is intensifying on undecided senators before a vote to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with one senator — Susan Collins, Republican of Maine — reporting that she and her staff have been targeted with a barrage of calls, including some using vulgar language and threats to push her to vote against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

…Mr. Fallon said his group had conducted polling showing that the three Democrats would not face political consequences for voting against Judge Kavanaugh, because independent voters do not have strong feelings about the confirmation, while Democrats would be less likely to vote for them if the senators back Judge Kavanaugh.

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