No surprise: Rehberg’s new ad misleads Montanans

Special interest Congressman cut billions from Children’s Health Insurance

BILLINGS, Mont. – Montana’s newest political ad is a good reminder that after 12 years in Congress, Dennis Rehberg may know how to drive around Washington, but he’s forgotten that he works for Montana.

As a Congressman, Rehberg has wined and dined across the world on 13 luxury trips, paid for by lobbyists and special interests.  And he’s supported tax breaks for millionaires and corporations that ship American jobs overseas while casting votes that have cut initiatives important to Montana—like the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

“From claiming he works across party lines to claiming he’s a rancher, Congressman Dennis Rehberg is misleading Montanans yet again,” said Montanans for Tester spokesman Aaron Murphy.  “After 12 years in Congress, Dennis Rehberg has lost touch with Montana—which is why he supports tax loopholes for millionaires while making irresponsible decisions that hurt our state.”

In his latest TV ad, Rehberg claims to stand up for Montana’s kids.  But Rehberg actually voted to cut children’s initiatives—again while defending tax breaks for millionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas.  This includes a Bush-era push to slash billions from the State Children’s Health Insurance Program [Vote 4, 2/01/06].

Read the full fact check on Rehberg’s new ad HERE.