Corporate Dark-Money Backed Group Buys Gianforte for $2 Million

HELENA – New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte has put a price on Montanans’ health care: $2 million.

 That’s how much the D.C. corporate Super PAC backing Gianforte has spent on negative ads propping up his campaign. The Congressional Leadership Fund only supports candidates who back the disastrous health care bill that just passed the House of Representatives – the same bill Gianforte said he was “thankful” for.

Don’t forget to follow the money. No matter how much Gianforte tries to distance himself from the so-called “American Health Care Act,” that $2 million check says it all.

And everything comes with a price. Here’s just some of what Gianforte traded for $2 million in campaign cash:

  • Health insurance for 70,000 Montanans
  • Protections for 426,000 Montanans with preexisting conditions
  • $880 billion in funding for Medicaid services including nursing home care and daily living services for people with disabilities
  • Coverage for prescription drugs, maternity care, substance abuse and other essential health services

Who’s behind the Congressional Leadership Fund? That would be “tobacco companies, video game manufacturers, other corporations and wealthy donors,” according to a Bloomberg report this week. But a lot of the group’s funding is secret – CLF uses a dark-money nonprofit to hide two-thirds of its funding from public view.

Bottom line: Greg Gianforte sold our health care for $2 million, and Montanans don’t even know who he sold it to.




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