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New political committee backs Stapleton with ads

By Associated Press
Published On: May 07 2014 07:55:43 AM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

A newly formed political action committee already has spent more than $74,000 to support one Republican candidate in Montana's U.S. House race.
    
The Big Sky Freedom Fund filed a report with the Federal Election Commission Monday saying it spent that much to place ads backing former state Sen. Corey Stapleton.
    
The group also reported spending $9,000 for a Virginia firm to conduct a poll.
    
Big Sky Freedom Fund formed on April 15 as an independent expenditure-only committee, or super PAC.
    
Lee Newspapers of Montana reports the super PAC has the same Billings address as 47 North Communications, a Republican political consulting and governmental affairs firm.
    
Stapleton, Sens. Elsie Arntzen and Matt Rosendale, former Sen. Ryan Zinke and Drew Turiano of Helena are seeking the GOP House nomination.