Dark Money Group Says ‘Thank You’ To Collins With ‘Six-Figure’ Ad Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 5: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) walks to the Senate floor for a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 5: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) walks to the Senate floor for a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 51-49 in a procedural vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 9, 2018 5:38 pm
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Judicial Crisis Network, the “dark money” group that spent millions promoting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation effort, announced a new “six-figure TV and digital ad campaign Tuesday in support of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

“Thank you Susan Collins for thoughtfully reviewing Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial record and weighing the evidence, and for being a reasonable voice during this incredibly divisive time,” Carrie Severino, the group’s chief counsel and policy director, said in a press release accompanying the news. “You put Maine and our country first – thank you.”

Kavanaugh and Collins, respectively, complained prior to Kavanaugh’s confirmation about “millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups” and “an unprecedented amount of dark money opposing [Kavnaugh’s] nomination.”

But Judicial Crisis Network was one of several well-funded dark money groups to support Kavanaugh’s nomination. Collins, meanwhile, called a crowd-funded effort that ultimately raised millions for her future opponent, in the event she voted to confirm Kavanaugh, a “bribe.” 

Watch Judicial Crisis Network’s new ad below: 

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