Environmentalists illegally electioneering in Montana

Three “Gang Green” organizations, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Montana Conservation Voters and the political action committee “Montana Hunters and Anglers Leadership Fund” are illegally electioneering for the Libertarian candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race, hoping to throw the election in favor of unpopular Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

“Jon Tester and his liberal allies realize that Tester cannot win this election on his own, so they have engaged in illegal, deceptive practices in a desperate attempt to trick conservative voters,” Montana Republican Party spokesman Chris Shipp said Wednesday as the group filed suit in federal court alleging the groups failed to disclose their activities.

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“The Montana GOP cited the PAC’s recent $146,358 mailing expense and a previous $410,000 contribution from LCV to the PAC as the basis for its complaint. It also noted the Hunters and Anglers PAC has ties to Tester and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.),” The Hill reports.