Trump will announce his nomination for the Supreme Court

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has been pretty tight-lipped about whom he would nominate for the U.S. Supreme Court. But now, he's ready to make his pick.

"A person who is unbelievably highly respected. And I think you will be very impressed with this person," Trump said.

Trump is expected to announce his pick Tuesday night, and his team is apparently prepared to fight tooth and nail to get that person confirmed.

See the list of potential picks:

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Judge Thomas Lee

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Judge Federico Moreno

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UNDATED PHOTO - This undated photo, courtesy of the Alabama Attorney General's office, shows Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor Jr. Amidst overwhelming controversy, the Senate Judiciary Committee July 30, 2003 approved, 10-9, Pryor's nomination to be a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The nomination would grant him a lifetime seat on the Court of Appeals. (Photo by Alabama Attorney General's Office/Getty Images)

Judge Amul Thapar

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Judge David Stras

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Judge Don Willett

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Judge Robert Young

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Allison Eid of Colorado

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Diane Sykes of Wisconsin

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Steven Colloton of Iowa

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Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania

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Raymond Kethledge of Michigan

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 Senator Mike Lee of Utah

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Judge Neil Gorsuch (far Right)

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Judge Margaret A Ryan 

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Edward Mansfield of Iowa

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Keith Blackwell of Georgia

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Timothy Tymkovich of Colorado

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House Manager Charles Canady on Capitol Hill January 25.
Justice Joan Larsen of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at his memorial service at the Mayflower Hotel March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. Justice Scalia died February 13 while on a hunting trip in Texas. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

According to Politico, Trump's advisers and outside groups are prepared to spend millions of dollars in ads, mostly to convince Senate Democrats to back the nominee.

The report quotes the Judicial Crisis Network as saying it will spend "$10 million boosting Trump's choice, targeting mostly Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2018 in states that Trump carried."

And it seems Democrats are ready for a fight, too. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley told Politico he'll filibuster any pick from Trump who isn't Merrick Garland.

While on the campaign trail, Trump released a list of 21 potential candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. U.S. Circuit Judges Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor are rumored to be the top contenders for the position.

The Supreme Court has been working with only eight judges since Antonin Scalia's death last year.

Former President Barack Obama tapped Merrick Garland to take his place, but Senate Republicans refused to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.

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