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Abramoff Scandal
Sen. Burns losing support among Montana voters


After being hammered repeatedly for his connections to confessed felon Jack Abramoff, Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) is losing support among voters in Montana, a new poll released on Wednesday shows.

Burns, who is running for re-election, had a double-digit lead before the reports linking him to the scandal. But the new poll shows him a statistical dead heat with two Democratic challengers.

Burns has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. News reports claim he is the a focus of the Department of Justice's corruption inquiry but Burns says he hasn't been contacted or interviewed.

Get the Story:
Burns popularity continues to slide in face of Abramoff ties (AP 1/12)
Burns denies any link to Abramoff scandal (The Billings Gazette 1/12)

Relevant Links:
Sen. Conard Burns - http://burns.senate.gov
Montana Republican Party - http://www.mtgop.org
Montana Democratic Party - http://www.montanademocrats.org

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