9:48 AM. ET March 16, 2016
Eric Lipton | WASHINGTON
Even before a name has been released, groups on the left and right are fine-tuning their plans for the opening acts in the fight over the nomination. Among those efforts will be events in 100 locations around the country on Monday, part of what liberal groups like MoveOn.org are calling a “Day of Action,” to try to persuade the Senate to approve the nomination.
With Congress in recess for much of the rest of this month, a lot of the focus of the activity will be in the home states of senators, with liberals organizing rallies outsidef their district offices or at public events where they appear. Conservatives also plan to do the same with Democratic members of the Senate who come from more conservative states.
Social media will be a major tool for both sides, with Twitter and Facebook campaigns already prepared and work getting underway on television and radio spots.