The Bucy campaign has been at Obama-level saturation of campaign e-mails lately, so I have to admit that I haven’t paid a great deal of attention to them, but the latest is yet another example of the campaign simply refusing to tell the truth. In the latest e-mail, signed by Ms. Bucy, she claims that she is the only candidate talking about protecting public lands in the AG race:
Now, that would be an issue which would cause me to reconsider my support for Jesse Laslovich, were it true. Of course, it’s not.
The very first issue listed on Mr. Laslovich’s issues page says this:
I SUPPORT MONTANANS HAVING ACCESS TO OUR STREAMS, RIVERS, AND PUBLIC LANDS TO FISH AND HUNT.
In his endorsement of Laslovich, former Attorney General Mike Greely wrote this:
As Attorney General, I know Jesse will continue to protect our access to public lands, rivers, and streams; I know Jesse will continue his work to protect seniors from scam artists; and I know Jesse will continue to crack down on sexual predators.
At public events across the state, Laslovich has stated his commitment to protecting access.
The wide range of people involved in conservation, fishing, and hunting in Montana who have supported Mr. Laslovich make it quite clear that he is committed to protecting our access to public lands and streams. There’s no question about it.
It’s a small point, but it gets to the heart of my real discomfort about the Bucy campaign: rather than focusing on substantive differences of policy and experience, the campaign has far too often gone the easy route of personal attack, innuendo, and even outright dishonesty.
Democrats (and Montanans as a whole) deserve better in their primary contests.