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GOP group starts ads attacking 3 House Dems on impeachment, including one in Pa.

A spot by the Congressional Leadership Fund targets northeastern Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright

  • By Alan Fram/The Associated Press
FILE PHOTO: Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., asks Attorney General William Barr about the Justice Department's lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act, in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., asks Attorney General William Barr about the Justice Department's lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act, in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

(Washington) — A political committee that supports House Republican candidates is using digital ads to accuse three House Democrats of backing “a radical scheme to impeach President Trump.”

The ads are among the first to use House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump to target that party’s congressional candidates.

The spots by the Congressional Leadership Fund target veteran northeastern Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright and freshmen Reps. Elaine Luria of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. They are among 31 House Democrats representing districts that Trump carried in 2016.

The Luria ad, largely verbatim to the other two, says the effort is “Dividing the country. Tearing us apart. Because she doesn’t like the President.”

The group plans to run the ads during Congress’ current two-week recess.

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