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GOP super PAC ties Montana's Rob Quist to Nancy Pelosi

CQ-Roll Call — By Simone Pathé CQ-Roll Call

April 21-- As national attention turns to the special election in Montana, the super PAC backed by House GOP leadership is deploying House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a new TV attack on Democratic nominee Rob Quist.

The ad, which will debut Friday on broadcast and cable, marks the start of an $800,000 media buy from Congressional Leadership Fund. The super PAC ran its first TV ad against Quist last month, using many of the same attacks.

But this new ad adopts the longtime GOP strategy, which CLF has used on TV repeatedly in Georgia in recent weeks, of tying Democratic congressional candidates to Pelosi.

"Rob Quist talks folksy," the narrator says, opening the spot. "But his record is more Nancy Pelosi than Montana."

"Whether it's cuts to the military or doubling down on a health care system more expensive than Obamacare, Rob Quist continues to prove he is more in-tune with Nancy Pelosi than Montana," CLF executive director Corry Bliss said in a statement.

The ad also goes after Quist's personal financial troubles, hitting him for a "long pattern of failing to pay his bills" and late taxes.

"Rob's reckless financial past is a scary indication of how he'd treat Montanans' hard-earned dollars. CLF will continue to expose Rob for what he is: out-of-touch and untrustworthy," Bliss said.

Quist is running against Republican Greg Gianforte in the special election to fill the at-large congressional seat vacated by former Rep. Ryan Zinke, who's now serving as secretary of the Interior.

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