NBC News: Republicans wrestle with election impact of Kavanaugh controversy

  With Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hanging in the balance, Republican operatives are growing increasingly concerned that the controversy is contributing to a larger atmosphere of dysfunction and chaos in Washington that is motivating voters against them in the midterm elections. …The liberal advocacy group Demand Justice is running television advertisements in key states […]

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Bloomberg: Trump Rallies GOP as Kavanaugh Charges Resonate in Senate Races

  President Donald Trump is taking his campaign to maintain Republican control of the Senate to a pair of states where the sexual assault allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is beginning to reverberate. …Demand Justice, a Democratic group campaigning against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, said earlier this week that it would spend $700,000 on […]

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Los Angeles Times: Kavanaugh accuser’s offer to testify about alleged sexual assault puts key Republicans in a bind

  After days of silence about whether she would appear, California professor Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she is willing to testify next week about her allegations of a decades-old sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. …Demand Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, plans to launch television ads […]

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CBS News: Kavanaugh accuser has Friday deadline to decide whether to testify

  Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were both in high school, has until Friday to decide whether she will testify at a Monday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. …Demand Justice released its latest TV ad featuring excerpts of Ford’s letter received by Sen. […]

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The Hill: Key GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser’s demand

  Two of the three Republican senators likely to determine the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court are urging the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct decades ago to appear at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. …Demand Justice, an outside group opposed to Kavanaugh, released new polling Wednesday that found […]

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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 […]

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