In New TV Ads, Walsh Spotlights Service Protecting Montana


April 28, 2014
(BILLINGS, Mont.) – Walsh for Montana today released two new television ads highlighting Senator Walsh’s service to protect Montana, including his 33-year career with the National Guard, his signature legislation to prevent veteran suicide and his commitment to building a better future for all Montanans, like his granddaughter Kennedy.
 The 30-second spots will air across Montana on broadcast, cable and online for several weeks.

 

In “Lonely Road,” Walsh, a longtime motorcycle enthusiast, focuses on the challenge men and women in uniform face when they return from deployment. The ad, featuring Montana veterans, details Walsh’s work on his Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans Act to expand access to essential, life-saving mental health services. Watch “Lonely Road” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sFqqrTaXbY.

 

A second new ad, “Kennedy,” features Walsh’s granddaughter, who at nearly one-year-old inspires his work to secure a better Montana for her generation. Watch “Kennedy” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5PFF1EzyQ.

 

“John has dedicated his life to serving Montana, and the values that guided his leadership of the National Guard are the same he brings to the Senate: courage and the commitment to do what’s right, even if it’s hard,” said Aaron Murphy, Walsh for Montana Campaign Manager. “Both of these spots highlight just a small part of John’s lifelong fight for Montana, and we look forward to sharing that record with all Montanans.”

 

Lonely Road: 

 

We ask so much of our brave men and women when we send them off to combat.
In Iraq, I saw the price they pay firsthand.
But for many veterans, it’s a long and lonely road when the return.
That’s why one of my very first bills is the SAV Act – the Suicide Prevention for America’s
Veterans Act.
To finally give the care our heroes need, so they know they’re not alone.
I’m John Walsh and I approve this message.

 

Kennedy: 

 

John Walsh knows what it takes to protect Montana.
Courage. Taking Responsibility. Putting others first.
During his 33 years in the Montana National Guard, John led Montanans fighting forest fires
here at home, and over 700 of Montana’s finest into combat in Iraq.
Preparing him for his most important mission: Grandpa.
John Walsh. Montana Courage.
I’m John Walsh and I approve this message because it’s about the Montana we leave behind.