Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment

Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment
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Club for Growth plans to extend its advertising against House Democrats over their impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE.

The fiscally conservative group will air ads in five new districts where a House Democrat flipped a Republican seat in the 2018 election, according to a press release from the group seen by The Hill. The ads will encourage constituents to contact their representatives to tell them to "stop supporting the phony impeachment process."

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The ads will run in the districts of Democratic Reps. Sean CastenSean CastenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Buzz builds around Warren for VP Gun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (Ill.), Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamHarrison goes on the attack against Graham in new South Carolina Senate ad Club for Growth unleashes financial juggernaut for 2020 races Focus shifts to House after Senate passes major public lands bill MORE (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Ben McAdams (Utah) and Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Gun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (Calif.). They highlight issues including the rising national debt, cost of health care, drugs and international relations.

“The world hasn’t stopped, but for Casten and his party bosses, all that matters is impeachment, a distraction from the real issues facing everyday Americans,” the ad for Casten’s district says.

The group has already advertised in four other districts, which are represented by Democratic Reps. Katie Porter (Calif.), Lauren UnderwoodLauren UnderwoodThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Rodney Davis says most important thing White House can do on COVID-19 is give consistent messaging; US new cases surpass 50k for first time The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump takes victory lap after strong jobs report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump lays low as approval hits 18-month low MORE (Ill.), Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) and Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerTrade groups make lobbying push to be included in small business loan program Virginia GOP to pick House nominee after candidate misses filing deadline Gun control group rolls out House endorsements MORE (Va.) and were also flipped in 2018. 

"Now that socialists have driven the Democratic Party over the cliff with the sham impeachment, conservatives have an opportunity, especially in certain districts where recently elected Democrats who campaigned on moderation and independence have to go home and answer questions from voters about why they haven’t done more on issues like jobs and the economy,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a release.

The group additionally has funded advertising in Utah against Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRepublicans fear backlash over Trump's threatened veto on Confederate names Overnight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany MORE (R) to try to get voters to push him against impeachment. Romney has been one of the more critical voices against the president within the GOP but has not joined Democratic calls to remove him from office.

The House impeachment inquiry began after a whistleblower report detailed that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into potential 2020 opponent Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising advantage The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down Nina Turner addresses Biden's search for a running mate MORE and his son, saying Trump made the ask to gain an edge in the 2020 election.

The first hearings of the inquiry have been held behind closed doors, to the GOP’s disapproval, but public hearings on impeachment are set to begin Wednesday.