Capito and Collins don’t come up for reelection until 2020, and Murkowski until 2022. All three women are more popular than the president, according to the latest polls.

The MomsRising superhero cape.
The MomsRising superhero cape.

Far-right groups plan to keep up the pressure in coming days, hoping to change the women’s minds. For these senators, “there will be a ton of pressure from activists and constituents to not be a fraud,” said one Tea Party think tank staffer. “The phones won’t stop ringing,” he predicted.

Murkowski’s office is getting hundreds of phone calls a day from her constituents about health care, a spokeswoman in Washington DC said on Wednesday, but they have been split between supporters of keeping and repealing Obamacare.

Just as the right is attacking the three women, the left is defending them. MomsRising, an activist group, plans to present all three with superhero capes at the Capitol this week. “We’re trying to send the message that Moms across the nation are backing them up,” said Donna Norton, a Moms Rising co-founder.

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