Steyer group targeting 12 congressional Democrats over impeachment

Steyer group targeting 12 congressional Democrats over impeachment
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Liberal activist Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE's Need to Impeach campaign on Monday announced it will target 12 House districts in an effort to take aim at Democrats who do not yet support impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE

Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Grenell says intelligence community working to declassify Flynn-Kislyak transcripts The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump visits a ventilator plant in a battleground state MORE (D-Calif.), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsKey races to watch in Tuesday's primaries The Postal Service collapse that isn't happening House Democrat reintroduces bill to reduce lobbyist influence MORE (D-Md.) are among those whose districts will be targeted. 

The other Democrats whose districts are on the list are Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesGun control group rolls out House endorsements Pelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Tara Reade's attorney asks Biden to authorize search of his Senate papers MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyJulián Castro launches PAC to support progressive candidates Lawmakers call on VA to remove swastikas from headstones in veterans cemeteries House Democrats object to Trump sending ventilators to Russia MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann Dingell18 states fight conservative think tank effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards Pelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues MORE (D-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-PowellDebbie Mucarsel-PowellGun control group rolls out House endorsements The Hill's Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (D-Fla.), Rep. Kathy CastorKatherine (Kathy) Anne CastorThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities Bright says his warnings on supply shortages were ignored Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil MORE (D-Fla.), Rep. Lou CorreaJose (Lou) Luis CorreaGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Dozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House House Democrats push for virtual naturalization ceremonies in next coronavirus relief package MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Mark TakanoMark Allan TakanoHuman Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary House committees move toward virtual hearings for COVID-19 era VA under fire as coronavirus infections among veterans, staff surge MORE (D-Calif.), and Rep. Tony CardenasAntonio (Tony) CardenasMORE (D-Calif.). 

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The campaign, which said it will spend $360,000 in the first weeks of the initiative, plans to roll out a series of digital advertisements, billboards, events and outreach programs to local officials in the districts.

Though calls for impeachment have grown among some progressive Democrats, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump tweets as tensions escalate across US Judd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE (D-Calif.) has sought to temper impeachment efforts, arguing it could backfire on the party heading into 2020.

Swalwell has not called for Trump's impeachment publicly but said last week that "we're ultimately ending up there," while Cummings said in April that impeachment proceedings against Trump were a possibility after the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report on the Russia probe. 

Clyburn said earlier this month that he believed Trump would be impeached "at some point" but later walked back the remarks, saying he was "probably farther away from impeachment than anybody in our caucus." 

The focus on impeachment among some Democrats comes as Mueller effectively punted the issue to Congress, saying charging Trump with obstruction of justice was "not an option" for him during his 22-month investigation.