BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | MT-sen | ND-sen | MO-sen | IN-sen

JCN Prepared to Shell Out More Money on SCOTUS

Ayotte said Donnelly, McCaskill, and Heitkamp seem open minded on Gorsuch.

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Kimberly Railey
March 20, 2017, 9:56 a.m.

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)

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