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 PelosiSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate Tech legal shield included in USMCA despite late Pelosi push GOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' 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 DelgadoPowerful House panel to hold 'Medicare for All' hearing next week Overnight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul Group launches seven-figure ad buy boosting vulnerable Democrats on drug prices MORE (N.Y.), Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensRussian judge orders ex-Marine to be detained through December on espionage charges House calls on Russia to release Paul Whelan or else provide evidence of wrongdoing Pelosi-backed group funding ads for vulnerable Democrats amid impeachment inquiry MORE (Mich.), Cindy AxneCindy AxneIowa Democrat tops Ernst in third-quarter fundraising for Senate race Pelosi-backed group funding ads for vulnerable Democrats amid impeachment inquiry Centrist House Democrats press for committees to follow pay-go rule MORE (Iowa), Angie Craig (Minn.), Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerSecond-tier Democrats face do-or-die phase Freshman Iowa lawmaker engaged to Warren staffer Iowa Democrat tops Ernst in third-quarter fundraising for Senate race MORE (Iowa), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaEx-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death Overnight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul MORE (Va.), Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasOvernight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul Group launches seven-figure ad buy boosting vulnerable Democrats on drug prices Pelosi-backed group funding ads for vulnerable Democrats amid impeachment inquiry MORE (N.H.), Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinPro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report Democrats debate scope of impeachment charges MORE (Mich.), Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerPro-Trump group targets Democrats with 'End the Witch Hunt' campaign Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment NRCC campaign prank leads to suspicious package investigation 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 BidenThe media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Top Zelensky aide refutes Sondland testimony The great AI debate: What candidates are (finally) saying about artificial intelligence 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.