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Pro-impeachment group pressures vulnerable GOP senators in new ads

Greg Nash

A political action committee that supports impeaching President Trump 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 Steyer, will air ads this week targeting GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Cory Gardner (Colo.) and Martha McSally (Ariz.), according to Politico

{mosads}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 Mulvaney 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. 

Tags 2020 2020 campaign Cory Gardner Donald Trump Donald Trump Impeachment Impeachment Joni Ernst Martha McSally Mick Mulvaney Need to Impeach Susan Collins Tom Steyer
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