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Liberal group launches $5 million push against Trump’s SCOTUS pick

A new group aiming to serve as a liberal counterweight to the right on judicial nominations plans to spend $5 million opposing President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick.

Demand Justice will invest in radio, TV, digital and voter mobilization, an official said. The campaign will focus on Maine and Alaska, homes of moderate Senate Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, respectively, as well as Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia, where vulnerable Senate Democrats are seeking reelection.

TV ads focusing on abortion rights and Roe v. Wade will begin running in Maine and Alaska on Thursday; radio ads in those states will launch next week. Republicans hope Collins and Murkowski will support Trump’s nominee in the closely divided Senate and allow them to confirm a new justice without Democrats’ help.

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