Washington (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will donate $10 million to support Democratic House lawmakers who are facing Republican attacks for supporting President Donald Trump's impeachment, his spokesman Jason Schechter told CNN on Wednesday.
The donation from Bloomberg follows his November announcement to spend $100 million on an anti-Trump ad blitz in key 2020 battleground states.
During the midterm election cycle last year, Bloomberg's financial firepower helped Democrats wrest control of the House away from Republicans, with the billionaire donating over $100 million to that effort.
The conservative American Action Network announced on Tuesday it would expand its attack ads, spending an additional $1.5 million in 10 battleground districts.
Hours after the articles were introduced on Tuesday, a few vulnerable House Democrats said outright they planned on voting to impeach Trump, while many Democrats said they were still reviewing them.