Pelosi-backed group funding ads for vulnerable Democrats amid impeachment inquiry

Pelosi-backed group funding ads for vulnerable Democrats amid impeachment inquiry
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A Democratic group is reportedly set to air ads beginning this week in the districts of 11 vulnerable House Democrats as the Democratic-controlled chamber launches its impeachment inquiry into President Trump

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill topline higher than Senate's McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE (D-Calif.) backed group, House Majority Forward, is set to spend more than $1 million on the ads. 

The ads don’t mention “impeachment” and focus on the accomplishments of the congress members targeted, according to the Post. 

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“Americans deserve to know about the progressive legislative accomplishments of these representatives, who are fighting for the kitchen table issues that matter most in their districts — lowering the cost of prescription drugs, protecting people with preexisting conditions, and taking care of our veterans,” Abby Curran Horrell, the group’s executive director, told the Post. 

A spokesperson for House Majority Forward was not immediately available for comment. 

The Democrats included in the campaign are Freshmen Reps. Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoSix takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections Cuomo job approval drops 6 points amid nursing home controversy: poll Cuomo takes heat from all sides on nursing home scandal MORE (N.Y.), Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensBiden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll More than 100 Democrats back legislation lowering Medicare eligibility age to 60 Anti-abortion group targets Democrats ahead of 2022 MORE (Mich.), Cindy AxneCindy AxneBiden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — A warning shot on Biden's .5T plan 2024 GOP battleground takes shape in Iowa MORE (Iowa), Angie Craig (Minn.), Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerCotton to stump for Iowa GOP candidate amid 2024 speculation Axne endorses Finkenauer Senate bid in Iowa 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection MORE (Iowa), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaConservative group targets Spanberger, Luria in new ads ahead of reconciliation bill Virginia races offer an early preview of Democrats' midterm challenges House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (Va.), Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasOvernight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program Scott Brown's wife files to run for Congress New Hampshire Republican Matt Mowers jumps into key House race, setting up 2020 rematch MORE (N.H.), Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinBiden approval ratings drop in seven key congressional districts: GOP-aligned poll House panel approves B boost for defense budget The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Biden tested by Afghanistan exit, Ida's wrath MORE (Mich.), Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerConservative group targets Spanberger, Luria in new ads ahead of reconciliation bill Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Meeks on being mistaken for a staffer: 'Glad I still blend in with the cool kids' MORE (Va.) and Matthew Cartwright (Pa.), according to the Post. 

The ads come as almost all House Democrats have united behind the impeachment inquiry, but most Republicans have stood by President Trump and defended him amid allegations that he solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election. 

A whistleblower filed a complaint alleging Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE, a leading 2020 candidate. 

The whistleblower also alleges the White House directed officials to put a transcript of the call on a highly classified server. 

A partial memo of the call released by the White House shows Trump asking Zelensky to investigate Biden, but Trump has continued to defend the call. 

Attorney Andrew P. Bajak confirmed Sunday his firm is representing another whistleblower in connection to a formal complaint about Trump’s alleged interactions with Ukraine.