Jordan, Meadows backed by new ads from pro-Trump group: report

Jordan, Meadows backed by new ads from pro-Trump group: report
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A pro-Trump organization is funding advertisements in support of two of the president's staunchest allies in Congress: GOP Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDems digging into Trump finances post-Mueller Overnight Health Care: DOJ charges doctors over illegal opioid prescriptions | Cummings accuses GOP of obstructing drug pricing probe | Sanders courts Republican voters with 'Medicare for All' | Dems probe funding of anti-abortion group Cummings accuses Oversight Republicans of obstructing drug price probe MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Washington in frenzy over release of Mueller report MORE (N.C.).

CNN reported Tuesday that America First Policies is launching two television ads in the congressmen's districts which will run for one week starting Wednesday. The spots praise the lawmakers for "protecting America" and for standing "up to socialists," and highlight their votes in favor of Trump tax and regulation policies.

America First Policies will pay $100,000 for the ad buy, which comes just weeks after Meadows and Jordan were two of the harshest questioners during a House committee hearing for former Trump attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump's job approval ticks up 2 points: Gallup Dem lawmaker: 'Very serious doubts' that IRS is 'properly auditing' Trump Trump, businesses sue Oversight chairman to block subpoena for financial records MORE.


"America First Policies is proud to take part in the effort to ensure that voters in North Carolina and Ohio understand that Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows are fighting for their interests in Washington," spokesman Alex Titus told CNN in a statement.

Meadows and Jordan, the leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, have been among the president's most reliable allies in Congress. They have backed Trump's agenda and defended him against investigations from Democrats and the special counsel.

The two lawmakers were targeted by an ad campaign launched earlier this month by billionaire Tom Steyer's "Need to Impeach" campaign.

That ad, titled "History," warns that Republicans will be sorted into those who "let politics scare them out of holding Trump accountable" and "those who had the courage to stand up and defend our democracy."