Envi­ron­men­tal­ists launch sev­en-fig­ure ad cam­paign against Mon­tana GOP Sen­ate can­di­date

Environmentalists launch seven-figure ad campaign against Montana GOP Senate candidate

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An envi­ron­men­tal­ist group launched a sev­en-fig­ure ad blitz Thurs­day attack­ing Mon­tana Sen­ate Repub­li­can hope­ful Tim Shee­hy, a boost for vul­ner­a­ble incum­bent Sen. Jon Tester (D‑MT).
The new 30-sec­ond ad spot, “Signs,” crit­i­cizes Sheehy’s stance on pub­lic lands. It opens with some footage of Montana’s rolling hills and snow-cov­ered fields before zoom­ing close­ly on a large, black-and-orange sign that reads, “Pri­vate Prop­er­ty, No Tres­pass­ing.”
“Places we’ve hunt­ed and fished for years are being closed off,” Andrew Pose­witz, a Mon­tana res­i­dent and sports­man who depends on pub­lic land access to hunt and fish, says in the ad.
“And you want to know what? Tim Shee­hy would make it worse,” Pose­witz con­tin­ues. “He’s out there say­ing he would end pro­tec­tions for pub­lic lands.”

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The adver­tise­ment is backed by the Mon­tana Out­door Val­ues Action Fund, the polit­i­cal action com­mit­tee of Mon­tana Con­ser­va­tion Vot­ers, which has endorsed Tester’s reelec­tion cam­paign.
The group told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er it plans to air the ad statewide on broad­cast and cable tele­vi­sion.
The sev­en-fig­ure …