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Conservative groups unleash ad blitz in support of Barrett's nomination

Added 09-26-20 05:58:02pm EST - “A trio of conservative groups on Saturday announced plans to spend millions of dollars in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, previewing what will be an expensive and intense confirmation battle in…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Conservative groups unleash ad blitz in support of Barrett's nomination”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A trio of conservative groups on Saturday announced plans to spend millions of dollars in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court, previewing what will be an expensive and intense confirmation battle in the weeks before Election Day.

Judicial Crisis Network, Americans for Prosperity and Susan B. Anthony List all announced significant ad campaigns moments after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE made Barrett's nomination official at a Rose Garden ceremony. Liberal groups are expected to spend millions in opposition to Barrett's nomination as well. 

Judicial Crisis Network, which focuses on the nomination and confirmation of conservative judges, said it expects to spend at least $10 million in support of Barrett. The group already launched a $2.2 million campaign urging swing state Republicans to move forward with Barrett's confirmation despite it coming so close to the election.

The organization on Saturday unveiled a $3 million ad buy that focuses on her qualifications from the court. The ads will air in Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington D.C.

"Justice Ginsburg was confirmed in 42 days, Justice O'Connor in 33, and both confirmations were nearly unanimous," Carrie Severino, president of Judicial Crisis Network, said in a statement. "But Democrats won't be able to bring themselves to support Judge Barrett because they are beholden to leftwing extremists who want to pack the Supreme Court and defund the police while our cities burn."

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