Montana Democratic Party Announces New Communications Director

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen announced Samantha Offerdahl started as the Party’s new Communications Director. She will manage day-to-day press operations for the Party. Sam spent the last four years as press secretary for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. She has also worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and … Read More

As Shutdown Hurts Montana Families, Daines and Gianforte Refuse to Support Opening the Government

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Helena—As the government shutdown careens toward its 22nd day, “Shutdown” Steve Daines and multimillionaire Greg Gianforte refuse to support bipartisan bills to reopen the government and provide relief for Montana families. “Montanans across our state are hurting because of this pointless government shutdown, but ‘Shutdown’ Steve Daines and Greg Gianforte refuse to support bipartisan bills to end the crisis,” said Monica Lindeen, … Read More

Montana Democrats File Complaint Against Corey Stapleton for Unethical Campaign Announcement

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Helena—Today, the Montana Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Political Practices alleging that Secretary of State violated Montana law when he announced his 2020 gubernatorial campaign using a state email address. The full complaint can be found here, and the text of the complaint can be found below. “Secretary of State Corey Stapleton’s use of official state resources … Read More

Monica Lindeen Named Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Sexton announced that former Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen has been selected to replace outgoing Executive Director Nancy Keenan: “We are thrilled Monica has decided to continue her accomplished career in public service as the next Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party,” said Sexton. “As the attention of our nation remains fixed on lowering health … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on the Races for Public Service Commission

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement on the races for Montana Public Service Commission: “Running for office is not easy and when they saw an opportunity to better their communities and our state, Doug Kaercher and Andy Shirtliff stepped up to answer that call. Doug and Andy gave their all every day to their … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court Race

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Helena—Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement congratulating Rex Renk on his tireless and hard fought campaign for Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court: “As Montanans from Lame Deer to Kalispell learned this election cycle, Rex Renk is a force of nature. He traveled thousands of miles across our state talking to Montanans about the … Read More

Montana Democratic Party Declares Victory in Close Legislative Races

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Helena—With the majority of votes tallied across Montana, the Montana Democratic Party is declaring victory in the following races: House: HD 03 – Zac Perry HD 23 – Brad Hamlett HD 24 – Barbara Bessette HD 25 – Jasmine Krotkov HD 26 – Casey Schreiner HD 48 – Jessica Karjala HD 49 – Emma Kerr-Carpenter HD 50 – Jade Bahr … Read More

Ben Jacobs’ Lawyer: Gianforte’s “continued lying is unacceptable and actionable”

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Helena – If it’s a day of the week, multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte is being called out for lying to Montanans and the police about assaulting a reporter more than a year ago. Today, a lawyer for Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs responded to an editorial board interview with the Missoulian in which Gianforte falsely claimed: “The statement I gave was my recollection of … Read More

Does Gianforte Agree With Stivers’ Plan to “deal with some of our spending” on Medicare and Social Security?

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Helena—Yesterday, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Stivers said that in order to pay for the Republican tax scam that slashed taxes formillionaire Republican donors: “I do think we need to deal with our some of our spending. We’ve got to try to figure out how to spend less.” When asked to clarify if he was referring to entitlement programs, Stivers conceded … Read More

Gianforte: “Everybody’s voice needs to be heard,” Holds Meeting Closed to Public Comment

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Helena—Today, in response to months of grassroots pressure from Montanans across the state, multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte finally held a meeting to discuss his deeply unpopular proposal to remove protections from nearly 700,000 acres of Montana’s public lands. He told Lee newspapers: “Everybody’s voice needs to be heard on this issue.”  There was only one problem: everybody’s voices were not heard … Read More