Susan Collins Crowdpac campaign for Brett Kavanaugh 'no' vote tops $800,000

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This senator might vote for Kavanaugh. So activists sent her 3000 coat hangers.

In another ad being released Wednesday by Planned Parenthood, the focus group talks about how Collins has been bipartisan and could be a leader in the Supreme Court fight.

Two outside groups have raised more than $1.1 million they say they will donate to Collins's eventual 2020 Democratic challenger if she votes for Kavanaugh.

"This is the most consequential Supreme Court vacancy in a generation, yet it has been the least transparent confirmation process in recent history", Warner said.

According to Collins, she is also facing a form of blackmail from a left-wing activist who raised $1 million in a crowd funding campaign. Murkowski has not said whether she will vote for or against Trump's nominee, but if her vote for Gorsuch is any indication, pressure from the GOP will outweigh pressure from pro-choice groups. "Senator Collins votes YES on Kavanaugh and your pledge will go to her opponent's campaign, once that opponent has been identified". "For all these reasons, I must vote no on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination".

"Senator Collins asked to hear from Mainers and here they are, loud and clear, asking her to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", said Dawn Laguens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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The Boston Globe said in an editorial yesterday: "Kavanaugh's obvious hostility to abortion rights is alarming". Both have declined to reveal how they plan to vote. And in recent polls, Manchin has been leading Republican nominee Patrick Morrissey.

But the announcements came from Democrats who signaled skepticism about Kavanaugh when Trump nominated him in July and had been widely assumed to be "no" votes from the start. Although Obama won IN in 2008, the state is heavily Republican.

Even if all Democrats voted against Kavanaugh, two Republicans would have to join them to defeat the nomination, now that the Republican caucus is at full strength, with Jon Kyl filling the seat of John McCain of Arizona, who died last month. And Kavanaugh's opponents are fearful that Donnelly will vote for Kavanaugh if he fears that a vote against Kavanaugh could endanger his lead. "Threats or other attempts to bully her will not play a factor in her decision making whatsoever".

Alex Henderson is a news writer at AlterNet and veteran political journalist.

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