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 TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm 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."

The ads will run in the districts of Democratic Reps. Sean CastenSean CastenDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Newman fundraises off of growing feud with Marjorie Taylor Greene MORE (Ill.), Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamLobbying world We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden's win MORE (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Ben McAdams (Utah) and Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaCalifornia was key factor in House GOP's 2020 success Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year Rundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day 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 UnderwoodNew cyber panel chair zeros in on election security, SolarWinds hack Overnight Health Care: New COVID-19 cases nationally drop below 100K for first time in 2021 | CDC warns states against lifting restrictions amid threat of virus variants | Health officials warn COVID-19 eradication unlikely Black maternal health omnibus package introduced by Democratic lawmakers MORE (Ill.), Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) and Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerDemocrats hesitant to raise taxes amid pandemic What I learned in 19 weeks of working with progressive Democrats The Memo: Ohio Dem says many in party 'can't understand' working-class concerns 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 RomneyOn The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend Kinzinger: Trump just wants to 'stand in front of a crowd and be adored' 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 BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report 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.