House Majority Forward has reserved more than $1 million of TV airtime to protect 11 vulnerable lawmakers, most of them freshmen.
What hasn’t emerged is clear evidence of a political backlash, according to visits to nine lawmaker events and interviews with dozens of voters this week.
Need to Impeach, backed by billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, is targeting four GOP senators with TV and digital ads.
The Republican from New York, among Trump’s earliest endorsers, had called the charges against him ‘meritless’ but is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday afternoon.
The announcement in the impeachment inquiry came on the same day that former adviser Tom Bossert said he was “deeply disturbed” by President Trump’s reported actions.
Several moderate Democrats facing tough reelection bids privately told the speaker that the Intelligence Committee chairman needed to be the face of the investigation.
The White House senior adviser defended Trump after the release of a whistleblower report that claimed Trump misused his office for personal gain, endangered national security and tried to keep it a secret.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said his panel would receive “unfiltered testimony” from the whistleblower pending a security clearance from the acting director of national intelligence.
Pelosi is under pressure to keep the probe narrow.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who has cast himself as a moderate on immigration policy, made at a $25-per-ticket event in his Denver-area district.