Pro-Trump group launches seven-figure ad buy against GOP senator opposing repeal bill

Pro-Trump group launches seven-figure ad buy against GOP senator opposing repeal bill
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The pro-Trump group "America First Policies" is preparing a massive seven-figure ad buy against Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDemocrats spend big to put Senate in play This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign MORE (R-NV), just hours after the GOP senator announced Friday that he would not support the Senate's bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The ad buy was first reported by the New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who posted the news on Twitter.

The group was formed by six former members of Trump and Pence's staffs, including former spokeswoman Katrina Pierson and former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates. The group formed in January to gather people who "believe in the Trump agenda," Gates said at the time.

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“This goes beyond Trump supporters,” Gates told the Associated Press in January. “We’re trying to capture all people who believe in the Trump agenda.”

Heller announced Friday that he would not support the Senate bill in its current form. Heller, who is the fifth GOP senator to defect, says that it will be "difficult" to win over his vote.

"I’m announcing today that in this form I will not support it," Heller said Friday during a press conference.

"It’s going to be very difficult to get me to a yes," Heller continued. "You have to protect Medicaid expansion states. That’s what I want."