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HELENA — Drew Turiano, one of five Republicans in the U.S. House primary race, has rented space on six billboards across Montana promoting his candidacy but also calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.

The Helena resident has billboards up in or near Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Hamilton, Kalispell and Missoula.

The billboards show a photo of Turiano in front of an American flag and say in large letters: “Drew Turiano for Congress. Impeach Obama!”

The billboards don’t specify a reason for trying to impeach Obama.

Asked why he is proposing Obama’s impeachment, Turiano said:

“I’m calling for Mr. Obama’s impeachment on a number of scandals. For instance, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) scandal against conservatives, the Fast and the Furious scandal (allowing criminal suspects to walk off with guns in Arizona) and lies against the American people on Obamacare like ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.’ But the biggest reason for Mr. Obama’s impeachment should be the Benghazi scandal where four Americans lost their lives.”

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Turiano, a real estate investor, is running a distant last in fundraising in the Republican primary.

Although the campaigns of his opponents, Elsie Arntzen, Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton and Ryan Zinke, have all run television ads in the primary campaign, Turiano has not yet done so.

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