Liberal group launches campaign urging Republicans to support Biden's agenda

Liberal group launches campaign urging Republicans to support Biden's agenda
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The progressive group Tax March on Monday announced that it is leading a new $2 million campaign aimed at pressing GOP lawmakers in key states and districts to back President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE's economic agenda.

Tax March said the campaign includes a $1 million ad buy focused on Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonA pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Sen. Ron Johnson hoping for Democratic 'gridlock' on reconciliation package Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE (R-Wis.), who is up for reelection next year in a state that Biden carried in 2020. The campaign also includes a paid media and ground campaign targeting several GOP House members — including Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa), Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotLiberal group launches campaign urging Republicans to support Biden's agenda Blinken grilled in first hearing since Afghanistan withdrawal Bipartisan group of lawmakers call on Biden to ensure journalists safe passage out of Afghanistan MORE (Ohio) and Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickTo sustain humanity COP26 must lead on both climate and biodiversity House passes bill to expand workplace protections for nursing mothers The 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress MORE (Pa.), who all represent seats considered "Districts in Play" by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

The new campaign comes as congressional Democrats are working on a bill that would raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations in order to finance up to $3.5 trillion in spending and tax cuts in areas such as child care and health care. No Republicans are expected to vote for such a package.

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“While Democrats are working to rebalance the economy for all Americans, Republicans are fighting for their billionaire donors — again," Tax March Executive Director Maura Quint said in a news release. "As voters, we are mobilizing to tell Congress they must choose the side of working families, not big corporations and the rich."

Tax March also said that it is working with other progressive organizations this week to highlight polling showing that elements of Democrats' economic agenda are popular with the public. Other groups that are participating in this week of action include Move On, Citizens for Tax Justice and Center for American Progress Action.

CNBC first reported on the new efforts.