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 TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial 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 CastenHouse votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap Pelosi warns of 'existential' climate threat, vows bold action Pelosi heading to Madrid for UN climate change convention MORE (Ill.), Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamHouse Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles next week The lawmakers who bucked their parties on the war powers resolution MORE (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Ben McAdams (Utah) and Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaRep. Bobby Rush endorses Bloomberg's White House bid Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements Overnight Energy: Appeals court tosses kids' climate suit | California sues Trump over fracking | Oversight finds EPA appointees slow-walked ethics obligations 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 UnderwoodAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Democrats worry party is squandering political opportunity on ObamaCare Overnight Health Care — Presented by Rare Access Action Project — Court ruling reignites ObamaCare fight for 2020 | Congress expands probe into surprise billing | Health industry racks up wins in year-end spending deal MORE (Ill.), Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) and Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerHouse Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts House passes bills to gain upper hand in race to 5G The biggest political upsets of the decade 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 RomneyTensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum No. 2 GOP leader eyes Wednesday of next week for possible votes on witnesses Impeachment trial forces senators to scrap fundraisers 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 Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden 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.