Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

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"Seven out of 10 Americans support abortion rights", she says.

The most vulnerable Democratic senators heading to the midterms include Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of IN - all of whom voted for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.

Those protesting are calling on Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to reject the nomination.

The GOP's effort - which includes an extensive field program, digital ads and op-eds - targets Democratic senators up for re-election in states Trump won in 2016 and illustrates how crucial Republicans believe the issue will be for their base in the midterm elections.

"Judge Kavanaugh has written some troubling things about environmental protections, consumer protections, commonsense gun safety laws - all of which should be carefully examined by this Senate and by the American people", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

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"He's taken a position that the president should not be open to any civil or criminal case while he's the president", Kauffman explains.

Republicans who met with the nominee Wednesday expressed no such concerns.

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh's financial disclosures and information provided by the White House. "Abortion is a right I feel must not go away, and I feel like people aren't mobilizing so much because it's so complicated and it's hard to understand". There'll be the usual attempts to sully his reputation not only in the Senate but outside of the Senate, but ...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today that if any Republicans break ranks on the Supreme Court nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh, he doesn't expect any endangered Democrats to cross over and vote for confirmation.

"We support that position, we think that's giving proper deference to religious rights, and we don't think that's in any way a retreat from the rights of others, so that's one area where we are pleased about", Cohen said. Kennedy has been a key vote in decisions on abortion and gay marriage. Three Democrats voted for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, last year.

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