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GOP group starts ads attacking 3 House Dems on impeachment

They are among 31 House Democrats representing districts that Trump carried in 2016.
Credit: AP
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., leaves a House Democratic Caucus meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., where Pelosi was persuaded to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Rep. Slotkin is one of several freshmen Democrats with national security backgrounds who wrote an op-ed letter to the Washington Post calling for Trump's impeachment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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The spots by the Congressional Leadership Fund target veteran Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania 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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