Rove launches first attack ad since Montana meeting with Rehberg

Congressman yet to clarify exactly how he didn’t break the law

BILLINGS, Mont. – Karl Rove’s secretive special interest organization Crossroads GPS today launched another TV attack ad on behalf of Congressman Dennis Rehberg—the first ad since questions were raised about Rove’s participation in a fundraiser for Rehberg earlier this month.

Coordinating with third-party organizations that run political ads is illegal.

Rehberg has yet to explain to Montanans exactly what he did to avoid breaking the law when he held an August 7 fundraiser with Rove in Whitefish, Mont.  The event took place the same day Crossroads GPS launched another attack ad for Rehberg.

Organizations funded by special interest groups, like Crossroads GPS, have been eager to bankroll Rehberg’s campaign in return for his votes to help ship American jobs overseas and protect tax breaks for millionaires.

A full fact check of Karl Rove’s new attack ad is online HERE.

The ad fails to point out that the national debt increased over $10 trillion since Rehberg went to Washington in 2001 [TreasuryDirect.Gov].  Rehberg also voted to raise the debt ceiling 10 times, most recently last summer.

Tester voted for a constitutional amendment that would require the federal government to balance its budget. Tester also voted for a measure that would cut the federal deficit by more than $2 trillion dollars.

“Congressman Dennis Rehberg owes Montana an explanation of exactly what he did to avoid breaking the law during his fundraiser with Karl Rove,” said Montanans for Tester spokeswoman Alexandra Fetissoff.  “With millions in out-of-state special interest money pouring into Montana to benefit Congressman Rehberg’s campaign, Montanans deserve transparency and accountability—not excuses.”