Posted: Oct 17, 2012 8:11 AM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
Updated: Oct 17, 2012 8:24 AM
Montana Attorney General candidate Pam Bucy (D) announced a consumer protection initiative on Tuesday which addresses campaign finance laws.
If elected, Bucy wants to ban some special interest groups from financially supporting or opposing candidates.
This would only apply to companies which have been found guilty of consumer fraud.
"Over $600,000 that we know about has come into this race. People in Montana don't know who he came from," Bucy says. "I think that is a disadvantage and a disservice to Montana voters and that's why I am talking about this and I am going to continue talking about it because I really do think it is impacting our system of justice."
Tobacco, insurance, and oil and gas companies are all funding the attack ads running against Bucy.
Bucy is running against Republican Tim Fox.
Fox's campaign released a statement saying this is an absurd last-minute political attack.
Fox senior advisor Tyler Matthews says, "Montanans know the single largest threat to consumer protection is not political campaigns. It's our out-of-control federal government that has given us Obamacare to increase our health care and health insurance costs, a $16 trillion debt that threatens the future of generations of Americans, and overburdensome EPA rules that are killing Montana jobs."