Skip to comments.Democrats try to tip Montana Senate race by funding third-party candidate
Posted on 10/30/2012 12:05:11 AM PDT by Zakeet
Sen. Jon Tester, a liberal Democrat, is attempting to hold off Republican challenger Rep. Denny Rehberg in a tight Montana Senate race. Rehberg is a Power Line Pick Six candidate. For Republicans to gain control of the Senate, they almost certainly need to win this race.
Tester has been highly unconvincing in his belated attempts to convince Montana voters that hes not in the pocket of the Obama administration on all the big issues. In a two way race with Rehberg, Tester would likely be toast.
However, theres a third candidate in Montana Dan Cox of the Libertarian Party. Cox has not polled particularly well, and third party candidates tend to underperform their polling when election day rolls around. Few voters are foolish enough, when push comes to shove, to waste their vote on a no-hoper.
However, Cox is now receiving help from Tester supporters. As the Billings Gazette reports, a group that calls itself the Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund has spent nearly $500,000 to run an ad attacking Rehberg. It also spent $40,000 on web ads and $146,000 in anti-Rehberg mailings.
Behind the Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund stands the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group that supports Tester, not Cox. Moreover, the actual money being used to bolster Cox is coming from leading Montana Democrats.
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
My sneaky Rat friends will do just about anything to keep me in power!
One reason why the GOP should heavily subsidize the Green Party in close contests.
With the new media, this sort of tactic can be exposed.
The libertarian Party only exists to run in elections, not to win them.
This sounds like pure desperation to me.
I still think this is a GOP pick up next Tuesday.
people....if you can donate tonite to Rehberg...do it ..tonite....
I hate these people...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.