Samuel Corum / Getty ImagesRepublican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the RNC headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)
The renewed Democratic push to pass comprehensive “voting rights” legislation has just been met with an expensive ambush.
Republican National Committee officials kicked off a six-figure advertising campaign Tuesday with the sole intention of pressuring at-risk Senate Democrats to drop their support for House Resolution 1.
Introduced in January as the “For the People Act,” HR 1 passed the House of Representatives early last month on a mostly party-line vote of 234-193. The legislation, since referred to by opponents as the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” is aimed at establishing national campaign finance and election standards that Democratic leaders suggest would ensure every American their right to vote.
The bill faces uncertain odds in a split Senate loaded with mavericks and