Trump records robocall for GOP candidate in Montana race

Trump records robocall for GOP candidate in Montana race
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE is getting involved in Montana's House special election just hours before polls open to back the Republican candidate in an unexpectedly tight race.

Trump recorded a robocall this week in support of Greg Gianforte, CNN reported Wednesday. The special election is Thursday.

Trump carried Montana by more than 21 points in the presidential election. But Democrat Rob Quist has surprised many by bringing in massive fundraising totals and staying close to Gianforte in most polls. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (I-Vt.) endorsed Quist and campaigned for him over the weekend.

"Hi, this is President Donald Trump, and I know what the people of Montana really want and really care about," Trump says in the call.

The president pointed to issues such as lower taxes, good paying jobs and secure borders. 

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"If you don't vote tomorrow, the liberal Democrats running for Congress will decimate and dismantle all that we've done," he said.

"We can't afford another Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrats and taking over Congress and really hurting our country," Trump continued, adding that Gianforte is a "wonderful guy" who "knows how to win."

"The people of Montana are going to be happy. ... So get to the polls and vote for Greg. That's Greg Gianforte, you'll be very proud of him for years to come. Thanks a lot!"

The ad is paid for by the Republican National Committee (RNC). Automatic robocalls are illegal in Montana, but the RNC uses a live caller who requests consent to play the calls to comply with state law.

Gianforte and Quist are vying for the seat Ryan Zinke previously held before he was tapped to served as head of the Interior Department.

Vice President Pence also recorded a robocall that went out Tuesday in support of Gianforte.