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Abramoff Scandal
Montana Democrats air new Burns-Abramoff ad


The Montana Democratic Party debuted a new television ad on Monday that criticizes Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

The ad is a response to Burns' first campaign ad in which he said he doesn't know Abramoff and wasn't influenced by him. The Democrats say news reports and Burns' voting record contradict his statements.

Burns, the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that handles Indian programs, received more money from Abramoff and his tribal clients than any other member of Congress. Burns has since gotten rid of most of the campaign cash amid sagging poll numbers and numerous news reports critical of his ties to Abramoff.

Get the Story:
Dems tie Burns to Abramoff in TV attack (The Billings Gazette 1/31)

Relevant Links:
Conrad Burns for Senate - http://www.conradburns.com
Sen. Conrad Burns - http://burns.senate.gov
Montana Republican Party - http://www.mtgop.org
Montana Democratic Party - http://www.montanademocrats.org

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