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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: Justices won't fast-track ObamaCare case before election | New virus spreads from China to US | Collins challenger picks up Planned Parenthood endorsement Why Senate Republicans should eagerly call witnesses to testify Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now 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 Delgado Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The most expensive congressional races of the last decade How the 31 Democrats in Trump districts voted on impeachment MORE (N.Y.), Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensFormer GOP Michigan congressman says Trump is unfit for office The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Pelosi looks to play hardball on timing of impeachment trial Debbie Dingell responds to Trump: 'You brought me down in a way you can never imagine' MORE (Mich.), Cindy AxneCindy Axne Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters Warren-Sanders dispute thrusts gender into 2020 spotlight Buttigieg picks up Iowa congressman's endorsement ahead of caucuses MORE (Iowa), Angie Craig (Minn.), Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerWarren-Sanders dispute thrusts gender into 2020 spotlight Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden Buttigieg picks up Iowa congressman's endorsement ahead of caucuses MORE (Iowa), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaLawmakers warn Pentagon against reduction of US forces in Africa Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden 2 Democrats say they voted against war powers resolution 'because it merely restated existing law' MORE (Va.), Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasNew Hampshire Rep. Kuster endorses Buttigieg Making waves to protect America's waters Norovirus sickened 18 at New Hampshire campaign stop MORE (N.H.), Elissa SlotkinElissa Slotkin Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters Iran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' MORE (Mich.), 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 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 BidenSanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Trump says impeachment lawyers were 'really good' 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.