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Republican super-PACs team up on Medicare attack

Two conservative super-PACs are launching a robocall effort attacking President Obama's cuts to Medicare. 

The effort attempts to tar Democrats in 42 districts with the $700 billion in cuts to Medicare that Republicans say are embedded in President Obama's healthcare reform law.

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Tester welcomes McCain to state with new ad

Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) campaign is out with a full-page ad in one of Montana's largest newspapers "welcoming" Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to the state the day the former Republican presidential candidate visits to help Tester's Republican opponent raise cash.

The ad knocks Republican candidate Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) for supporting the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United, which allowed for the creation of super-PACs and what critics say is an unprecedented influx of dark money into the campaigns. It's a full page, and will run in the Great Falls Tribune.

"Welcome to Montana. And thank you for standing with Montanans against Citizens United," reads the ad, which takes the form of a letter to McCain that references his frequent comments that Citizens United was a bad decision on the part of the Supreme Court.

Tester holds a considerable cash advantage over Rehberg, with almost $1 million more cash on hand than the congressman at the end of June.

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