Things Missing from this Montana Republican Candidate’s Television Ad

This ad by Republican candidate Greg Gianforte just aired on a Montana television station, less than 48 hours before the Montana Republican Party’s nominating convention.

Aside from the reference to “drain the swamp” in the voiceover narration, it’s worth noting what the ad does NOT mention:

  • Donald Trump (though presumably implied by the “drain the swamp” line)
  • Republican Party (Montana or national) – the ad and his website say “Paid for by Greg for Montana”
  • Paul Ryan
  • Repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act
  • Muslim ban or Travel ban
  • Building a wall on the Mexican border

He’s running entirely on local issues, with no mention of the Trump/Ryan agenda.  Also worth keeping in mind is that Gianforte benefits from some name recognition over the other candidates in the Republican field as he was the Republican candidate for governor in 2016. (He lost to incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock 50-46, in a state Donald Trump won 55-35.)

Author: David de Sola

Editor/Publisher Political Wilderness

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