Lane Larson, the Democratic incumbent caught up in one of the state's most interesting Senate races, put out a news release this afternoon accusing opponent Taylor Brown of "dirty tricks" and "push-polling."
Larson says that Brown's poll asks two questions that are "lies and classic examples of push polling": "Would you be more or less likely to vote for Lane Larson if you knew he supported taking private property rights away?" and "Would you be more or less likely to vote for Lane Larson if you knew he doubled taxes on cell phones?"
Larson's response: "Lane Larson championed legislation that would give Montanans access to publicly-owned lands, rivers and streams from publicly-owned roads and bridges." And, "Lane Larson voted to uphold Governor Schweitzer's veto of HB 469 and against shifting the tax-burden onto property-owners in SD22 and he voted to hold out-of-state, international companies responsible for the taxes they owe Montana. Not a single Montanan saw an increase in their cell phone rates because of the stance that Governor Schweitzer and Senator Larson took."