Jonathan Swan Jan 31, 2017
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Supreme Court pick to be backed by $10m campaign

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Immediately following Donald Trump's Supreme Court announcement tonight, a well-funded network will air its first ads pressuring vulnerable Democratic Senators who are up for re-election in 2018 into voting for the President's nominee.

Conservative operative Greg Mueller tells us the Judicial Crisis Network will launch phase one of its $10 million effort and the ads will be seen "within two minutes of the announcement." (And remember the announcement at 8pm tonight will be on prime-time television and carried by the broadcast networks.)

The first round of ads will focus on Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana and D.C.