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NRSC targets Baldwin on Supreme Court in new TV ad

The National Republican Senatorial Committee today announced a new TV ad knocking U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.

Shortly after the president announced his pick, Baldwin said she would meet with Gorsuch, but had deep concerns about his record. She later announced she will not support the nomination and would not vote for cloture, which would clear the way for a final vote on the Senate floor.

The TV ad opens with the announcer saying Baldwin, D-Madison, said last year senators have an obligation to vote on nominees for the Supreme Court.

The ad then plays a clip of Baldwin saying, “To ignore this nomination is wrong and deeply irresponsible” and “it is disrespectful to the American people.”

“But now Baldwin and Democrats want to block a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch,” the announcer says before playing a clip of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying Dems will “fight it tooth and nail.”

The announcer closes the spot, “Tell Tammy Baldwin: Put your country ahead of your party.”

A spokeswoman for the NRSC said the ad will run in the Green Bay market Sunday during the Indiana-Wisconsin basketball game on CBS.

-- By JR Ross



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