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 PelosiBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser 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. 


“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 DelgadoMaloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine 'stuck in the past' Rundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day Next Congress expected to have record diversity MORE (N.Y.), Haley StevensHaley Maria StevensDemocrat Haley Stevens hangs on to Michigan House seat Chamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night US Chamber of Commerce set to endorse 23 House freshman Democrats MORE (Mich.), Cindy AxneCindy AxneIowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus On The Money: Powell says 'concerning' rise in COVID-19 cases could hinder economic recovery | House Democrats withdraw appeal in case over Trump's New York tax returns | Initial jobless claims dip to 751,000 MORE (Iowa), Angie Craig (Minn.), Abby FinkenauerAbby Lea FinkenauerIowa losses underscore Democrats' struggles with attracting rural voters Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year Incoming Iowa GOP lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus MORE (Iowa), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaChamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night Overnight Defense: How members of the Armed Services committees fared in Tuesday's elections | Military ballots among those uncounted in too-close-to-call presidential race | Ninth US service member killed by COVID-19 Luria holds onto Virginia House seat MORE (Va.), Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasPappas fends off challenge from ex-Trump official in NH Centrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP primary to take on Pappas MORE (N.H.), Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinBickering Democrats return with divisions Questions swirl at Pentagon after wave of departures Overnight Defense: Another Defense official resigns | Pentagon chief says military 'remains strong' despite purge | Top contender for Biden DOD secretary would be historic pick MORE (Mich.), Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerManchin: Ocasio-Cortez 'more active on Twitter than anything else' Divided citizenry and government — a call to action for common ground House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally 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 BidenBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts 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.