WASHINGTON, D.C. – RGA Right Direction PAC, an organization supported by the Republican Governors Association (RGA), today launched a new statewide television, radio, and digital ad campaign in the Montana governor’s race.
The ads put a spotlight on Cooney’s history of growing government and supporting over $850 million in tax and fee increases for Montanans in his 44-year political career. With over 100,000 Montanans filing unemployment claims and small businesses struggling across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cooney’s tax-and-spend approach would jeopardize the state’s ability to rebound and rebuild.
Cooney’s record stands in stark contrast to Republican Greg Gianforte, a private sector entrepreneur who has built businesses and created hundreds of high-paying jobs in Montana. Gianforte recently released a comprehensive Montana Comeback Plan to grow the economy, create jobs, expand healthcare access, and protect public lands. Cooney’s campaign, on the other hand, said it was “disingenuous to say Montana’s economy needs a comeback” – a statement unemployed workers and struggling business owners are unlikely to agree with.
“While Mike Cooney’s liberal tax-and-spend agenda would be wrong for Montana in the best of times, it’s hard to imagine a worse person to handle an economic crisis than a career politician who has never created a single job,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “In 44 years, Mike Cooney has made more than a million dollars off of Montana taxpayers and stuck them with the bill. Now the stakes have never been higher and working Montanans simply can’t afford a career politician who is focused on one job and one job only – his own.”
Script for “Worst Cooney” (TV):
[News Anchor] “Sixty-six thousand Montanans have filed unemployment claims”
[News Anchor] “Those numbers may indicate the worst is yet to come”
How will Mike Cooney get us out of this mess?
He’ll do the same thing he’s done for 44 years.
Grow government and raise your taxes.
Cooney supported almost a billion in higher taxes and fees on gas, sales, businesses, cars, land, water, and more.
Tax raising Mike Cooney – the worst is yet to come.
RGA Right Direction PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.