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: