Great Falls Tribune: Local Chamber officials protest parent group’s attacks on Tester

Chamber of Commerce officials in three Montana communities have publicly responded to a political attack ad created and paid for by their parent organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The national chamber organization ran a television ad over the holidays in cities across Montana attacking U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for voting for “$500 billion in new taxes to pay for Obamacare,” which the ad said could cost the country “almost 250,000 jobs.”

Tester, a first-term incumbent Democrat from Big Sandy, is facing a stiff re-election challenge from six-term Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Billings.

The race has been pegged as one of the top U.S. Senate races in the country and, as such, political action committees — or PACs — from across the country are expected to spend millions of dollars on TV and radio ads promoting their respective favorite candidate in the coming months.

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