Exclusive — Restoration PAC Ad: Jon Tester ‘Fakes Montana Values Around Election Time’; Matt Rosendale ‘Lives Them Every Day’

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An exclusive Restoration PAC ad obtained by Breitbart News details how Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) “fakes Montana values around election time,” while rancher and state auditor Matt Rosendale “lives them every day.”

Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale hopes to defeat Sen. Jon Tester in the 2018 Senate midterm election in Montana.

The voice-over in the ad declares, “In Montana, you have a choice. Someone who fakes Montana values around election time or someone who lives them every day. Matt Rosendale is the real deal.”

The ad continues:

Unlike Jon Tester, [Rosendale] believes you deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money. And unlike Tester, Matt believes it’s wrong to hand over $1.7 billion to the number one state sponsor of terror. Keep it real, Montana. Send Matt Rosendale to the U.S. Senate. Restoration PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.

The ad, titled “Every Day,” highlights Rosendale’s support for President Donald Trump’s America First agenda; Rosendale remains opposed to the nuclear deal with Iran, whereas Sen. Tester supports the deal.

The ad buy is for $500,000 and will broadcast on cable in Montana statewide:

Doug Truax, the founder and president of Restoration PAC, as well as an Army veteran, said in a statement Thursday:

Matt Rosendale will represent real Montana values in the United States Senate every day instead of only faking them when election time comes, like Sen. Jon Tester. Whether it’s his support for the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran or his opposition to President Trump’s bold middle class agenda, Sen. Tester doesn’t share the same values as Montanans. It’s time to put Montana values back in Washington by electing Matt Rosendale as the next U.S. senator from Montana.

Restoration PAC is a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) that sponsors the election or defeat of candidates based upon their support for defeating the Islamic State (ISIS), reducing government spending, repealing Obamacare, and cracking down on illegal immigration.

Last week, Restoration PAC released an ad on behalf of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Sunday, Rosendale said, “The people of Montana want to send me to Washington not to bring home the bacon, but to slaughter the hog.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) endorsed Matt Rosendale in February, calling him a “bold defender of our constitutional rights.”

“Matt Rosendale is the type of fearless defender of liberty I want fighting by my side in the Senate,” Paul said. “Matt has proven himself a bold defender of our constitutional rights, and he will make an excellent addition to the Senate.”

Matt Rosendale remains the sole Montana Republican primary candidate to have current members of the U.S. Senate endorse his campaign. More than 30 Montana elected officials have also endorsed Rosendale.

A February poll found that Rosendale leads his Republican primary opponents by more than double digits.

The Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF) and the affiliated Political Action Committee (PAC) of Citizens United endorsed Rosendale in December. Pro-Donald Trump super PAC, the Great America Alliance, also endorsed Rosendale for U.S. Senate.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) endorsed Rosendale, as well, to challenge Sen. Tester in the 2018 Senate midterm election.

Sen. Cruz said in a statement, “Matt Rosendale has fought hard to shrink government and preserve liberty for Montana residents during his time in the state legislature and more recently as a state auditor. It’s time to let Matt take that fight to Washington; we need strong conservative reinforcements in the Senate.”

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