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VoteVets Action Fund Runs Ads in Montana, Hawaii

By Kyle Trygstad  |  Roll Call  |  View story in the original context
PUBLISHED: June 26, 2012

VoteVets Action Fund is spending $200,000 to air an attack ad against the Republican Senate nominee in Montana and to continue an ad buy on behalf of a Democratic House candidate in Hawaii.

VoteVets, a progressive veterans organization, announced a $100,000 ad buy for a television spot slamming Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg, who is challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D) in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country. The dark ad in Montana takes a critical look at Rehberg's voting record on veterans issues.

In Hawaii, the group is spending another $100,000 on behalf of veteran and Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard (D), who is running in the open 2nd district. The group had already spent about $140,000 for anad featuring Iraq War veterans describing Gabbard's biography, and polling since then has shown her tightening the gap in the primary with former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

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