Senate Majority PAC Statement on SLF Spending $10M to Bail Out Steve Daines

Washington, D.C. — In response to Senate Leadership Fund’s announcement that it is spending $10 million dollars to bail out vulnerable Republican Senator Steve Daines in the increasingly competitive Montana Senate race, Senate Majority PAC (SMP) released the following statement: 

“The fact that Mitch McConnell has to dump $10 million into a state that President Trump won by 20 points tells you just how weak an incumbent Steve Daines is,” said SMP President J.B. Poersch. “When Steve Daines is not lying to Montanans about his record, he’s voting to take away their health care and drive up prescription drug costs. Voters will remember that Governor Steve Bullock showed leadership in a time of crisis while Steve Daines voted against protections for those most vulnerable.” 

“This is the seventh state where McConnell and Republicans are forced to defend vulnerable incumbents this cycle, including McConnell’s home state of Kentucky, showing just how fragile their Senate majority is heading into November.”

SMP recently went up on the airwaves with its first TV ad of the cycle in Montana with a six-figure buy that sets the record straight on Steve Daines’ priorities. The ad calls out Sen. Daines for voting to bail out big businesses while voting to limit unemployment benefits and emergency paid sick leave for workers impacted by COVID-19. Not only that, but Sen. Daines also tried to mislead Montanans by “bragging” about the very unemployment boost he voted against.   

While Sen. Daines has faced criticism back home, Governor Bullock’s leadership during the pandemic has been praised. He has been called “the face of Montana’s fight to contain the outbreak” while Sen. Daines has been called“dishonest” for taking victory laps over relief he voted against.