Conservative Legal Group Starts Ads To Pressure GOPers To Block SCOTUS Nom

A conservative judicial advocacy group is making good on its promise to keep the pressure on Republican senators to block any nominee put forward by President Obama. It announced Thursday an ad campaign to urge senators to delay the confirmation process until the inauguration of a new president.

The Judicial Crisis Network — which was active in the confirmation push for Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts — is launching “a seven figure” ad buy, according to a press release, in a radio, TV and digital campaign called “Let the People Decide.”

The TV ad will air in the D.C. market as well as in the markets that cover Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (E-KY), Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John McCain (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Pat Toomey (R-PA).

According to the release, the campaign is to thank the “Senators who have taken a stand.” But it’s worth noting that Ayotte, Johnson, Portman and Toomey are up for re-election this year.

Watch a version of the ad that is targeted at Grassley below:

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