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AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal

Republican Steve Daines' campaign unleashed its first attack ad against Sen. John Walsh Wednesday, ripping Walsh's appointment to his post as a "backroom deal" arranged by the president and "D.C. insiders." The broadcast web ad, which targets various audiences on certain video websites across the state, calls Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's Feb. 7 appointment of Walsh "the Big Sky buy-off."

"John Walsh can continue to deny the truth, but Montanans know that his appointment was a politically motivated, backroom deal that put Washington interests first," said Daines' campaign spokesman.

The ad says that President Barack Obama and "the D.C. insiders hand-picked John Walsh." Bullock said he chose Walsh because he was the best one for the job, and told reporters last month that he had told US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to "butt out" when Reid called and suggested Bullock appoint Walsh as Baucus' successor.

Source: The Missoulian: PacWatch on 2014 Montana Senate race , Mar 19, 2014

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