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Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment

The political action committee Club for Growth plans to extend its advertising against House Democrats over their impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

The fiscally conservative Club for Growth will air ads in five new districts where a House Democrat flipped a Republican seat in the 2018 election, according to a press release from the group seen by The Hill. The ads will encourage constituents to contact their representatives to tell them to “stop supporting the phony impeachment process.”

The ads will run in the districts of Democratic Reps. Sean Casten (Ill.), Joe Cunningham (S.C.), Jared Golden (Maine), Ben McAdams (Utah) and Harley Rouda (Calif.). They highlight issues including the rising national debt, cost of health care, drugs and international relations.

“The world hasn’t stopped, but for Casten and his party bosses, all that matters is impeachment, a distraction from the real issues facing everyday Americans,” the ad for Casten’s district says.

The group has already advertised in four other districts, which are represented by Democratic Reps. Katie Porter (Calif.), Lauren Underwood (Ill.), Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) and Abigail Spanberger (Va.) and were also flipped in 2018. 

“Now that socialists have driven the Democratic Party over the cliff with the sham impeachment, conservatives have an opportunity, especially in certain districts where recently elected Democrats who campaigned on moderation and independence have to go home and answer questions from voters about why they haven’t done more on issues like jobs and the economy,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a release.

The group additionally has funded advertising in Utah against Sen. Mitt Romney (R) to try to get voters to push him against impeachment. Romney has been one of the more critical voices against the president within the GOP but has not joined Democratic calls to remove him from office.

The House impeachment inquiry began after a whistleblower report detailed that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden and his son, saying Trump made the ask to gain an edge in the 2020 election.

The first hearings of the inquiry have been held behind closed doors, to the GOP’s disapproval, but public hearings on impeachment are set to begin Wednesday.

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