National Republican Committee Puts Over Half A Million Dollars in Montana To Defeat Bucy


Because Pam Bucy won’t allow “Big Tobacco” and corporate interests like pharmaceutical and insurance companies to own this state- they’re pumping in a lot of money to help the man who will- Tim Fox. Perhaps ironically, the buying of the chief law enforcement official of Montana doesn’t seem to bother Republicans….

The Missoulian:

A national Republican committee has bought more than $580,000 worth of television and radio advertising as part an independent expenditure effort in support of Tim Fox for attorney general.

The Republican State Leadership Committee Inc., based in Washington, D.C., purchased the ads, according to advertising purchase information obtained by the campaign of Pam Bucy, Fox’s Democratic opponent. About $534,000 is for television ads, while the rest is for radio.

Buying independent expenditure advertising in support of a candidate is legal, but coordination between these groups and the candidates is prohibited.

The committee’s total ad buy is more than what both Fox and Bucy have raised in their campaigns combined to date. Bucy has raised about $270,000 to Fox’s $232,000 so far.

“Frankly, I just think this is incredibly disrespectful,” Bucy said in a phone interview Tuesday. “It’s definitely out-of-state corporations trying to buy this election.”

The GOP group, which spent $30 million in 2010 in support of down-ballot state Republican candidates nationally, expects to top that level in 2012, spokesman Adam Temple said. So far, in the 2012 cycle, it has raised $21.4 million nationally and spent $15.8 million.

The top five national donors to the Republican State Leadership Committee in the 2012 cycle are Blue Cross/Blue Shield, $2.4 million; Reynolds American (a tobacco company), $705,000; Devon Energy, $600,000; Altria Group (the parent company of Philip Morris and other tobacco companies), $489,399; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, $475,399, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington nonpartisan, nonprofit group.

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2 comments on “National Republican Committee Puts Over Half A Million Dollars in Montana To Defeat Bucy

  1. Turner says:

    Hi, Greg. You’re doing a great job with this blog. I’ll be at a candidates forum in your home town on October 10. I’ll no doubt get some heat in the forum for my letter in last week’s Madisonian advocating gay rights.

    Last week, while canvassing for Tester in Ennis, I got into a discussion with a woman about homosexuality. She said the Bible was against it. I conceded that parts of the Old Testament spoke against it, and even supported putting homosexuals to death. But, I said, Jesus never said a word about it.

    “Well,” she shouted back to me, “what about the Ten Commandments?”

    Like most Christians, she knows next to nothing about the Bible.

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