News & Updates  ·  August 16, 2023

POLITICO Influence

POLITICO’s daily newsletter Influence covered Republicans for Ukraine’s launch:

CONSERVATIVE GROUP MOVES TO SQUEEZE RIGHT ON UKRAINE AID: “In response to the growing fissure within the GOP over support for the war effort in Ukraine, a conservative group is launching a $2 million campaign urging Republicans in Congress to continue backing the U.S. ally,” per The Washington Post’s Mariana Alfaro.

— “Defending Democracy Together, an organization led by Republican strategist Sarah Longwell and conservative political commentator Bill Kristol, is launching ‘Republicans for Ukraine’ to get congressional Republicans to commit to continue funding aid for Ukraine ahead of what is likely to be a lengthy appropriations fight.”

— “The organization gathered testimony from more than 50 pro-Ukraine Republican voters, which will be shared in an ad campaign that will air starting Tuesday until the end of the year. The advertisements will appear online, on billboards and on nationwide television, including during the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, which Fox News will broadcast.”

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