The Republican Senate Leadership Fund is adopting a new and interesting media attack strategy. This week the SLF began running ads against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) for using public resources for political purposes, i.e., bringing state police officers on his presidential campaign trips and his past use of the state airplane for purely political visits.
The strategy is to attack Gov. Bullock now in order to make tougher his option of eventually dropping back to challenge GOP Sen. Steve Daines. It is already becoming obvious that his chances of winning the presidential nomination are slim at best. We might soon see a similar tact targeted toward former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper who could also eventually leave the presidential contest in order to challenge first-term Sen. Cory Gardner (R).
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