Pro-impeachment group pressures vulnerable GOP senators in new ads

Pro-impeachment group pressures vulnerable GOP senators in new ads
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A political action committee that supports impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE is releasing advertisements seeking to raise pressure on Republican senators up for reelection next year. 

The group Need to Impeach, which was founded by 2020 Democratic White House hopeful Tom SteyerTom Fahr SteyerBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina There's only one candidate for Democrats in Puerto Rico MORE, will air ads this week targeting GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders takes incoming during intense SC debate Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response | Top official warns virus appears inevitable in US | Democrats block two Senate abortion bills Democrats block two Senate abortion bills MORE (Maine), Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstTrump creates new headaches for GOP with top intelligence pick Senate Majority PAC launches first statewide TV ad for Democrat running against Ernst Overnight Health Care: Ernst endorses bipartisan bill to lower drug prices | US partnering with drugmakers on coronavirus vaccine | UN chief says virus poses 'enormous' risks MORE (Iowa), Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Can Sanders be stopped? GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman Where do we go from here? Conservation can show the way MORE (Colo.) and Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyLoeffler releases new ad targeting Sanders's 'socialism' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman Overnight Health Care: Officials confirm 34 total coronavirus cases in US | ObamaCare favorability hits highest level in poll | McSally unveils bill to lower drug prices amid tough campaign MORE (Ariz.), according to Politico


The ad targeting Collins begins with a narrator asking "Should a president pressure a foreign leader to intervene in our elections?"

It then goes on to show clips of Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyWhite House preparing to ask Congress for funds to combat coronavirus: report Tucker Carlson calls out Mick Mulvaney on immigration remarks: 'Dishonest and stupid' Trump furious after officials allowed Americans with coronavirus to fly home with other passengers: report MORE while discussing the ongoing Ukraine scandal, which is the focus of the House impeachment inquiry.

"Tell Sen. Collins it's time to put country over party," the ad concludes. 

The Cook Political Report has rated the races for the Senate seats held by Collins, Gardner and McSally as toss-ups and has said Ernst's race is "likely" Republican. 

Politico reported that Need to Impeach is spending $3.5 million on the ads. 

Need to Impeach lead strategist Kevin Mack told the news outlet that the ads are focused on “dropping individual senators into this mess that’s going on in Washington."

The Hill reported earlier this month that Need to Impeach previously targeted senators in battleground states with a $3.1 million ad buy.