GOP super PAC links Montana Dem to Pelosi

Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a super PAC aligned with House GOP leadership, launched its second ad against Democratic nominee Rob Quist, who’s running in next month’s Montana special election.

In a new TV ad, CLF links Quist to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), arguing that his record lines up more closely to the California Democrat than the state of Montana. The ad knocks Quist for supporting military cuts as well as single-payer healthcare.

The 30-second spot also highlights Quist’s past financial troubles, asking in the ad if Montanans can “trust Quist and Pelosi with your money.” Quist dealt with 16 years of financial woes that included property tax liens.

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Quist will square off against Republican nominee Greg Gianforte, a wealthy businessman who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2016. They’ll be competing in the race to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on May 25.

“Whether it’s cuts to the military or doubling down on a health care system more expensive than Obamacare, Rob Quist continues to prove he is more in-tune with Nancy Pelosi than Montana,” said CLF Executive Director Corry Bliss.

“Rob’s reckless financial past is a scary indication of how he’d treat Montanans’ hard-earned dollars. CLF will continue to expose Rob for what he is: out-of-touch and untrustworthy.”

The TV ad, which kicks off CLF’s $800,000 ad buy, will air on broadcast and cable starting on Friday in the media markets of Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls and Missoula.

In addition to CLF, the National Republican Congressional Committee has gotten involved in this race, making two six-figure investments in TV and digitals ads.

Now that most of the national attention has turned to Montana, national Democrats are also getting involved after strong showings in both Kansas and Georgia's special elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a six-figure investment in the Montana race to benefit Quist.