USA Today: Pricey ad wars launched in fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court


WASHINGTON – A half-dozen moderate senators are about to get slammed with at least $6 million in television and digital ads aimed at swaying their decision on whether to back Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

…Another group, Demand Justice, has pledged to spend $5 million on a campaign to defeat Kavanaugh. The group already is airing ads pressing Collins and Murkowski to oppose Trump’s nominee. And later this week, Demand Justice will expand its focus to helping Democrats under fire from conservative groups.

Brian Fallon, the group’s executive director, said Demand Justice will launch ads urging Heitkamp, Manchin and Donnelly “to stay strong” in this fight and praising their past support for protecting the ACA. The Obama-era health care law faces a fresh legal challenge aimed at unraveling the measure’s protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and that case could soon land before the high court.

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