Supreme Court Nominee List Shortens to Mostly 'Identical' Candidates

"The issue has become very real in Iowa". But that's just one issue, he says. The Ground Game series highlights that reporting, looking at politics from the ground up. Demand Justice, a new group helping coordinate liberal opposition to the pick, has started airing ads in ME and Alaska, part of $5 million it plans to spend nationally during the campaign.

A NARAL-sponsored automated poll from Public Policy Polling released Thursday said some 63 percent of Pine Tree State voters do not want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood said. Every state surrounding IL is poised to ban access to abortion. A vote against one of Trump's Supreme Court nominees could add a lot more fuel to the fire.

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake does not see a catastrophe for McCaskill if she rejects a Trump nominee for reasons that include abortion rights. McCain won't be voting due to illness, and there is now a Democrat in Alabama instead of a Republican.

"Past Republican presidents have repeatedly nominated justices who failed to live up to the principles they were selected to represent", Cruz wrote.

What will the post-Kennedy Supreme Court look like?

As others speculated about his nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump had little to say about his choice, who could cement a conservative majority on the court for years to come.

"I think I have it down to four people and I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two".

And Iowa is not alone as a key midterm battleground with recent abortion rights developments at least in the background. "It is in their best interest to show their constituents they are for a different kind of judge". Mike Pence banning abortions based on a fetus's gender, race or disability. The American Civil Liberties Union began similar TV ads in both states.

Mr. Trump has not helped efforts by Chief Justice Roberts to tone down the political atmosphere surrounding the court.

"The future of LGBT constitutional rights, as well as the rights of so many other groups in this country, hangs in the balance", said Janson Wu, executive director of the Boston-based gay-rights group GLAD.

Susan B. Anthony List, a group that opposes abortion rights, has dispatched more than 500 local workers not just in IN, but Florida, Missouri and OH, where Democrats are also seeking re-election in states Trump carried in 2016.

CNN reported earlier this week that the President has wrapped up his scheduled interviews for the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision to retire, as he moves closer to formally announcing his pick for the next high court justice.

Three Democratic senators voted for Gorsuch previous year: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix. "The left is incensed".

Perkins agreed with Moore that the broader push for religious freedom was a bigger conservative focus.

Heller is the only Republican seeking re-election in a state Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

What's interesting here is the way in which McCaskill, and Democrats generally, talk about abortion rights - long emphasizing the broader context of health.

"We're going to hold Sen".

A hint of a possible Kethledge portrait emerged in a recent National Review column by Spencer Abraham, a former USA secretary of energy and senator who is also from MI. "Nevada is a pro-choice state". She was confirmed with 55 bi-partisan votes, one more vote than Justice Gorsuch received.

Many progressive opponents of Barrett are pointing to a September 28, 2017, New York Times article by Laurie Goodstein that essentially concluded she was a member of a cult, a "small, tightly knit Christian group called People of Praise".

In contrast to the admittedly narrow criticisms of Kethledge and Kavanaugh, Christian conservatives are nearly uniformly backing Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a U.S. Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Vanessa Coleman