Tim Sheehy is first Republican to use Trump conviction as campaign tactic

Tim Sheehy is first Republican to use Trump conviction as campaign tactic


Republican Montana Senate candidate Tim Sheehy became the first Republican to run a campaign ad featuring former President Donald Trump‘s conviction.

The ex-Navy SEAL used the historic conviction to attack his opponent, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), as complicit in the persecution of Trump. Tester is a rare Democrat to occupy a Senate seat in a deep-red state where Trump is overwhelmingly popular.

“It’s lawfare, a state-sponsored political persecution led by Joe Biden and the radical Left,” the ad said. “They want to throw Trump in jail, trying to rob Americans of their choice in the election, and Jon Tester is standing right by their side.”

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The video featured footage of Tester saying he wanted to “punch [Trump] in the face,” saying that “Tester even advocated

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