March 1, 2021

Washington Post: Anti-Trump conservatives rally to back Vanita Gupta, Biden’s pick for key Justice Dept. post

Confirm Gupta launched its $1 million campaign in support of Vanita Gupta’s confirmation at Associated Attorney General with this exclusive in the Washington Post:

A group of prominent anti-Trump conservatives is launching a $1 million ad campaign in support of civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta’s nomination as associate attorney general, an effort aimed at countering attacks from hard-right Republicans who have painted her as a radical liberal.

Organizers behind the “Confirm Gupta” effort said they intend to showcase bipartisan support for her nomination and highlight her record of working with Republicans and police organizations while leading the agency’s civil rights division during the Obama administration.

The ad campaign is being spearheaded by Defending Democracy Together, a collection of moderate Republicans launched in opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency whose founders include columnist Bill Kristol and author Mona Charen. The centerpiece will be a 30-second spot to air on cable networks and the Sunday political talk shows, organizers said, along with a digital component aimed at persuading key senators, including moderate Democrat Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, to vote in favor of her confirmation.

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