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New Ad Campaign: Greg Gianforte Is a Threat to Montana Seniors

Oct 15, 2020

Today, End Citizens United (ECU) launched a new radio and direct mail campaign in Montana totaling more than $320,000. The ad campaign highlights the threat Greg Gianforte poses to Montana seniors with his history of supporting cuts to Medicare and Social Security while supporting legislation that increases his personal wealth.

“Greg Gianforte should be ashamed of his attacks on Montana’s seniors,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Gianforte repeatedly supported cuts to Medicare and Social Security and has even gone as far as suggesting that folks who rely on these services are just looking for checks to cash, ignoring the fact that Montanans have worked a lifetime for these benefits. While Montana seniors were left to fend for themselves, Gianforte lined his own pockets by supporting the state’s Capital Gains Tax Credit that gave him a $3 million tax cut. Montanans deserve a governor who will put them first like Mike Cooney, not someone like Greg Gianforte who is only out for himself.”

The radio ad will run October 16 through October 26. The first piece in the mail program will drop October 19th.

Full radio ad transcript below:
VO: Montana seniors worked their entire lives to earn their Social Security and Medicare benefits, to retire with dignity.

But Greg Gianforte doesn’t care. 

He actually criticized seniors who depend on Social Security, saying they quote have an obligation to work. 

Just hear Gianforte yourself.

GREG GIANFORTE: “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. … 

How old was Noah when he built the ark? Six hundred. He wasn’t like, cashing Social Security checks, he wasn’t hanging out, he was working.

VO: Montana seniors have put in the work. But Gianforte supports cuts to Medicare and Social Security, breaking our commitment to them. 

Yet he has no problem lining his own pockets, supporting legislation that gave him a three million dollar tax cut. 

Greg Gianforte. Out for himself, not Montanans.

Unlike dark money groups, ECU is entirely transparent and every penny is disclosed with the Federal Election Commission. Unlike Super PACs, ECU adheres to contribution limits and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average contribution of $14.