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JCN to Launch $1.4M Ad Campaign Targeting Senate Dems on SCOTUS

The ad campaign will launch as soon as President Trump announces his pick, which is expected Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

By NTK Staff | 07.09.2018 @9:07am
JCN to Launch $1.4M Ad Campaign Targeting Senate Dems on SCOTUS

President Trump is preparing to roll out his second nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday night, 9 p.m. ET, and an ally in the Republican fight to confirm the next justice is already jumping in big.

Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), which played a key role in confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in 2017, will launch a $1.4-million ad campaign as Trump announces his pick Monday night.

The Hill reported:

The group will release $1.4 million in digital and cable ads targeting lawmakers in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia, Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger reported in The Hill’s Morning Report.

Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.) are among those being targeted, as is Sen. Doug Jones (Ala.), they noted. Unlike the others, Jones is not up for reelection this year.

Jones is a relatively new addition to the list of Senate Democrats who could support Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination. He told CNN on Sunday that he could vote either way at this time.

“I’m open to voting yes. I’m open to voting no. We don’t know who the nominee is going to be yet,” Jones told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union. “I don’t think my role is to rubber stamp for the President, but it’s also not an automatic knee-jerk no, either.”

The next Supreme Court nominee will need at least 50 votes in the Senate, since the 60-vote threshold no longer applies to Supreme Court nominees. With Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) ailing in his home state Arizona, Republicans cannot afford to lose one vote in the battle. Red-state Democrats will be under pressure to join Republicans in voting for this nominee, as some did for Gorsuch.

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