Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter is launching an all out campaign to ensure Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
AFP is targeting key states, including Florida, with direct mail and digital ads to pressure U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to support President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh. The group praised Kavanaugh’s “demonstrated commitment to defending the Constitution and interpreting the law as written – not legislating from the bench, and urging those residents to contact their senators in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”
Chris Hudson, AFP’s state director in Florida, weighed in on Tuesday over his group‘s effort in the Sunshine State.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is renowned for his demonstrated commitment to defending the Constitution and interpreting the law as written,” Hudson said. “President Trump succeeded in nominating a jurist who exercises judicial restraint and doesn’t legislate from the bench, and that is exactly why Senator Nelson should confirm this nominee to replace Justice Kennedy. Our direct mail and digital campaign will be bolstered by our hallmark grassroots efforts, including canvasing and phone banking across the state. AFP activists will urge Senator Nelson to come together to support Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”
So far Nelson has been non-committal on the nomination. Last week, Nelson insisted he would meet with Kavanaugh before deciding whether to support or oppose the nomination.
“I look forward to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh to discuss his views on several issues such as protecting women’s rights, guaranteeing access to health care for those with pre-existing conditions and protecting the right to vote, just to name a few,” Nelson posted on Twitter on early last week. “I’ll make my decision after that.”
Nelson is expected to be a top Republican target in November with Gov. Rick Scott expected to win the GOP primary next month and challenge the Democrat in the fall.