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State Party Blasts Fagg Over Email

The NRSC bought ads attacking Tester.

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Danielle Bernstein
Aug. 15, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

The Montana Democratic Party blasted Yel­low­stone County Dis­trict Judge Rus­sell Fagg (R) for emailing supporters “offering campaign-style literature to hand out at county fairs and other events” that noted recipients’ work “to advance conservative ideas.” The email “definitely sounds like something a sitting judge – who isn’t supposed to allow social, political, financial or other relationships influence his conduct or judgment – should be saying publicly,” the party wrote. (release)

AD BUY. “The NRSC released radio and digital ads in Montana today, highlighting” Sen. Jon Tester’s (D) “lavish vacation and broken ethics promises. The ads will run statewide for the next ten days.” Both ads attack tester over Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) paying for his vacation in Cancun. (release)

TESTER WARNS DEMS. Tester “told a gathering of Montana Democrats” not to take anything for granted in the upcoming election cycle. Though he “said he saw some hope in grassroots efforts that have risen in typically Republican areas in reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency, which he hoped would help recruit local candidates and feed on-the-ground organizing efforts,” he told members of his party, “Don’t think that for one minute if we continue to do the things we’ve done in the past we’re going to win.” (Roll Call)

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