In Montana and North Dakota, where Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) are up for reelection, “more than 99.5 percent of all media money spent on the Supreme Court confirmation fight has gone toward supporting” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
“Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network, said her group, including radio and digital advertising, has already spent $4 million and intends to spend much more if it’s necessary.” (Washington Post)
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who is guiding Gorsuch’s meetings on the Hill, said several red-state Democrats, including Heitkamp, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), “appear ‘open-minded’ in private meetings” on Gorsuch’s nomination. (Washington Examiner)