Obama Airs New Ad in Montana

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Montana is one of 18 states where presidential candidate Barack Obama will be airing a new television advertisement.

Presidential candidates rarely campaign in Montana. But Obama’s campaign says it plans to keep going here with the momentum it gained this month with a big primary win over Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The ad is Obama’s first television spot of the general election campaign. The 60-second commercial is called “Country I Love” and is a biographical portrait that aims to reintroduce Obama to voters by stressing the family roots of his mother.

The Obama campaign also says it will be sending full-time staffers to Montana in the coming weeks to help lead its established organization of volunteers and supporters.

Spokeswoman Shannon Gilson says the campaign considers Montana a competitive state.

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