The focus is not just on influencing the confirmation votes in the Senate but on using the Supreme Court nomination battle to energize Trump supporters to turn out for Republican candidates in the fall elections.
Kavenaugh is meeting with senators to ask for their support.
"You don't have to be a Supreme Court expert to know that Kavanaugh is going to rubber stamp Donald Trump's extreme and unsafe agenda from the bench", American Bridge President Bradley Beychok told the newspaper. A simple majority is required.
The records also showed that Kavanaugh, nominated by Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, had between $45,000 and $150,000 in credit card debt in 2016, which was paid off by the following year. It is likely to be one of the more important decisions of his presidency.
"Obviously the more there is, the more opportunities there are to highlight why he's problematic", one senior Democratic aide said, adding that given it's a lifetime appointment, Democrats should have access to everything that exists.
"I have Trump nomination BINGO!" he exclaimed. He called Kavanaugh a "brilliant jurist" who has "devoted his life to public service".
To hear Republicans tell it, Brett Kavanaugh is a skilled and well-respected judge who reveres the Constitution. He said the judge noted that he had proposed that Congress impose limits on investigations of sitting presidents.
Kavanaugh worked as a White House staff secretary for President George W. Bush before Bush nominated him for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
He also took part in legal action over the vote recount in the state of Florida during the 2000 presidential election.
Yet the time in the Bush administration could become the primary source of ammunition for the liberal groups against the nominee. Women lead most of the major Democratic resistance groups, coordinated the major anti-Trump protests and are running for office in record numbers at all levels of government. But for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - whose primary goal is to lock in all 50 present Republicans - Collins and Murkowski certainly haven't raised any significant red flags yet. Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Jones said Sunday, before the nominee was revealed as Brett Kavanaugh, that he could vote either way.
"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen. Kavanaugh has stated that he considers Roe v. Wade binding and would seek to uphold it, though he has ruled in some cases to place restrictions on abortion.
Democrats plan to paint the Supreme Court appointee as a threat to abortion rights. As they used to say in Brooklyn: Wait till next year.
The case would then go to the Supreme Court.
The Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization with roots in the labor movement, said Kavanaugh's nomination represents the latest salvo in a "war against the working people of this country". Still others believe the DC Appeals Court judge was President Trump's "establishment" pick because he had the best chance of getting through the confirmation process. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority.
Kavanaugh's writings already have been cited in Supreme Court rulings, as in a 2013 decision preventing certain USA lawsuits against foreign corporations alleged to be responsible for human-rights abuses overseas and a 2015 decision stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired plants without taking account of costs. Those included a number of disputed cases, including ones supporting same-sex marriage and a woman's right to an abortion.
On the other hand, if a nominee was a law professor, academic writing can sometimes be more damaging than helpful.
A Supreme Court fight is already a nightmare for these vulnerable Democrats. She supported both Neil Gorsuch and President Obama's Supreme Court nominees.
Remember: This is precisely what McConnell flagged for Trump as a potential problem with Kavanaugh's nomination: Never that he wasn't qualified, but that his extensive time in government service, and the documents that come with it, cannot only lead to possible surprises and also give Democrats grounds - legitimate or not - to delay consideration of the nomination.
VOA's Steve Herman reported this story. Mario Ritter was the editor.