Mary Landrieu, other red-state Democrats once backed Brett Kavanaugh; tougher fight for votes looms

When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh heads into confirmation hearings, it will be relatively familiar territory.

President Donald Trump on Monday night tapped Kavanaugh for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh went though a tough hearing a dozen years ago after President George W. Bush nominated him to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Senators in 2006 voted 57-36 to confirm Kavanaugh, who also won the support of four Democrats, including then-Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu…


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