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Trump Outside Group Goes on Air in Several '18 States

End Citizens United suggested it could back Brown and Tester.

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Kimberly Railey
April 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Making America Great, a non-profit group aligned with big GOP donor Rebekah Mercer, is dropping six figures on a digital advertising campaign to both tout the Trump administration’s accomplishments and pressure senators to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The ad is running nationally, but will have boosted spending in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Wisconsin, Maine and D.C.—all markets where Democratic senators face re-election in 2018.” (Politico)

Meanwhile, a "coalition of progressive groups went to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) office on Monday to deliver a petition calling for the Senate campaign arm to deny funding to incumbents who support Gorsuch." (The Hill)

OUTSIDE MONEY. End Citizens United “collected more than $4 million during the first three months of this year and projects it will raise $35 million ahead of the 2018 midterm elections for Congress.” Tiffany Muller, the PAC’s executive director, said ECU “is still examining the races in which it will be active in 2018, but indicated it could play a role in defending” Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jon Tester (D-MT). (USA Today)

ON THE ATTACK. American Bridge 21st Century “will run digital ads attacking Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Dean Heller (R-NV) over their support for a bill that would eliminate Obama-era internet privacy protections.”

“The ads from American Bridge 21st Century accuse the Republican lawmakers of voting to ‘sell your privacy to the highest bidder.’” (The Hill)

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