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Political money flows as both parties gear up for Supreme Court fight

September 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a wave of political fundraising on Saturday, leading both Democrats and Republicans to ready tens of millions in spending ahead of the fight to replace the late Supreme Court justice.

(CNN)The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a wave of political fundraising on Saturday, leading both Democrats and Republicans to ready tens of millions in spending ahead of the fight to replace the late Supreme Court justice.

Few political issues move people into their political corners more than a Supreme Court fight and less than 24 hours after Ginsburg's death at 87, it was clear that both parties were preparing for the November election to center on the possibility of President Donald Trump helping install a third Supreme Court justice.

The fight over yet another Trump-appointed Supreme Court justice, this time less than two months before the November general election, has quickly reshaped the campaign, adding yet another variable into an already unpredictable election.

McConnell said on Friday night that he would ensure that a Supreme Court nominee from Trump would get a vote on the Senate floor, despite the Republican leader denying then-President Barack Obama from filling a Supreme Court vacancy in the final year of his presidency.

Operatives from both parties believe that a Supreme Court fight could help them in November, something that became apparent as Democratic and Republican groups prepared to spend millions on the Supreme Court fight in the hours after Ginsburg's death.

Demand Justice, a Democratic group aimed at fighting Trump's judicial appointments, plans to spend $10 million on an ad campaign to argue Ginsburg's vacancy shouldn't be filled until after inauguration, the group's head, Brian Fallon, told CNN on Friday night.

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