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APNewsBreak: Conservationists launch anti- Gianforte campaign


March 14, 2018


Associated Press

HELENA — A conservation group is launching an ad campaign that repeatedly accuses U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of “assaulting” and “attacking” public lands since he’s been in office, a veiled reference to the Montana Republican’s attack of a reporter last year.

League of Conservation Voters officials said they are spending $244,000 on ads, the first significant outside group spending in Gianforte’s nascent re-election campaign. They acknowledged the ad takes a shot at Gianforte’s assault conviction, but said Gianforte’s actions since he’s be...

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