What We Know About the Money Behind Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Fight
Before senators ask Judge Brett Kavanaugh a single question in his confirmation hearings this week, the debate over his nomination to the Supreme Court will have already been playing out for weeks in TV ads.
Excerpted from HuffPost.
An estimated $5.2 million worth of TV ads supporting or opposing Kavanaugh’s nomination have already aired, according to data provided by Kantar Media/CMAG to us at the Brennan Center for Justice, and groups have committed to spending much more before the Senate’s final vote.
Here’s a breakdown of who’s spending that money and how.
The conservative Judicial Crisis Network dominates ― by far
The Judicial Crisis Network is far and away the largest spender on TV ads supporting Kavanaugh, having run a total of ads worth twice as much as those of all other pro-Kavanaugh groups combined and three times more than the next biggest spender. By our count, JCN has broadcast spots in support of Kavanaugh that cost an estimated $2.6 million so far and has committed to spending at least $10 million by the end of the nomination process.
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