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 JordanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate MORE (Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTrump to return to Florida for rescheduled SpaceX launch Pence names new press secretary House leaders take vote-counting operations online 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 CohenRosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead Cohen released from federal prison to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns 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."