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Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats facing attacks by GOP amid impeachment proceedings

  • 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.

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