Yesterday, something that we’ve been reporting on for a while got some serious press coverage, not just in Montana, but across the country. Two D.C.-based election watchdog groups filed a complaint against Ryan Zinke and SOFA PAC with the Federal Elections Commission.
Intelligent Discontent did a great rundown on it here, pointing out the incredible hypocrisy coming from the Zinke campaign. Zinke’s campaign spokesperson, Robert Kearley, went on the record to defend Zinke against the allegations, saying: “The fact that they are now targeting another conservative with a silly and frivolous complaint speaks to the left’s fear that Ryan Zinke is the Republican who will become Montana’s next Congressman, and bring integrity and accountability to our nation’s Capitol”.
The only problem? Kearley used to work for SOFA PAC, too. You can’t make this stuff up. Their incompetence would be comical if it weren’t so sad that Zinke feels entitled to try to buy this election in the first place. Integrity. Right. Sorry to break it to you Ryan, but we’re pretty sure that word doesn’t mean what you think it does.
Having out of state corporate interests fund your campaign and relying on your very own super PAC to attack your opponents so you don’t have to get your hands dirty? That’s not integrity.