Posted: Oct 25, 2012 7:37 AM by David Jay - Q2 News
Updated: Oct 25, 2012 7:37 AM
BILLINGS - The Bullock campaign says its confident and happy the case is back in state court.
The Hill campaign called today's ruling an unprecedented action taken by a partisan judge.
Hill's people say there was no hearing, briefs, arguments or notice, just an abusive order that will benefit Steve Bulock.
Hill says it's important to challenge this type of abuse.
Meanwhile Bullock's campaign calls the 500-thousand dollars an illegal contribution and says Hill is attempting to put the elections up for sale.
We spoke with Bullock who was campaigning in Billings tonight.
"I'd hope that Congressman Hill would respect the judge's order," Bullock said. "That Montanans expect no less from a candidate for governor, so hopefully he will. The judge made pretty clear that the ads should be cancelled down. I'd certainly hope that he'd honor that."
"This election should be decided by the voters, not the courts," said Rick Hill in a written statement. "We remain confident that Judge Lovell's decision was correct and the contribution is legal, we will succeed when we are before an impartial tribunal."
We asked Rick Hill spokesman Brock Lowrance about pulling the ads.
He says the campaign is taking steps to comply with the order until it can present its case before the courts.