Greg Gianforte turns back on Montana’s voters, but plans to hobnob with Donald Trump Jr.

Laura Parvey-Connors2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

HELENA – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today released the following statement on Congressman Greg Gianforte’s upcoming fundraiser with Donald Trump Jr.: “Greg Gianforte turned down a chance to publically debate GOP opponents in the race for Governor but has plenty of time for a private fundraiser with the political elite,” Lindeen said. “What chance do Montanans have … Read More

Steve Daines Wants Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Head BLM

Laura Parvey-Connors2019, Daines, News, Republicans

HELENA – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today released the following statement on Republican Senator Steve Daines’ backing of anti-public lands zealot William Perry Pendley for the permanent role of U.S. Bureau of Land Management director: “Every public lands user in Montana has been betrayed by Steve Daines,” Lindeen said. “Supporting William Perry Pendley, one of our country’s … Read More

Tim Fox Slams Greg Gianforte in latest example of GOP Discord

Laura Parvey-Connors2019, Fox, Gianforte, News, Republicans

HELENA – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today released the following statement on the divisive campaign ads between GOP gubernatorial candidates Tim Fox and Greg Gianforte: “The Republicans running to govern our state are showing just how out of step they are if this is what they think every-day Montanans care about,” Lindeen said. “Montanans deserve a governor … Read More

Matt Rosendale Charged with Illegal Campaign Coordination in FEC Complaint

Laura Parvey-Connors2019, News, Republicans, Rosendale

HELENA – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement calling attention to the week-old Federal Elections Commission (FEC) complaint filed against failed U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale for illegal campaign coordination. “Matt Rosendale and his never-ending pursuit of a Washington, D.C. Congressional gig has once again let Montana down,” Lindeen said. “Rosendale has a history … Read More

Daines Throws Support Behind Tariffs That Are Wreaking Havoc on Montanans’ Livelihoods

Justin Ailport2019, Daines, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Returning from his trip to China, Sen. Steve Daines threw his support behind tariffs that are exacerbating a trade war that has upended international markets and devastated prices for Montana farmers and producers. Daines said he supports tariffs placed on Chinese goods, which China has retaliated against, resulting in higher costs on goods for families in Montana and across the country. The escalating trade … Read More

Tim Fox Races to Break Montana Law and Force More Government into Montanans’ Health Care Decisions

Justin Ailport2019, Fox, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen issued the following statement after Tim Fox, Montana’s current attorney general and a Republican candidate for governor, signed onto a lawsuit that aims to put more government restrictions on private health care decisions. The North Carolina lawsuit runs counter to the Montana Constitution, which protects the right of individual privacy. “By joining … Read More

Scott Sales Wants to Limit Montanans’ Access to the Ballot Box

Justin Ailport2019, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – In an interview with Yellowstone Public Radio this week, Republican candidate for secretary of state Scott Sales said he supports efforts to limit Montanans’ access to voting. Sales said he has “never supported same-day voter registration,” which has been the law in Montana since 2005. Same-day voter registration has been shown to improve voter turnout on Election Day. In fact, Montana was among the top five states … Read More

Daines Votes for Amendment to Let the Cost of Prescription Drugs Continue to Rise for Montana Seniors

Justin Ailport2019, Daines, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. — U.S. Sen. Steve Daines today voted with Big Pharma and against limiting the cost of prescription drugs for Montana seniors who rely on Medicare for their health care. In a U.S. Senate Finance Committee business meeting, Republicans on the committee attempted to remove a cap on Medicare prescription drug costs that was included in bipartisan legislation the committee passed to … Read More

Montana Democrats’ Statement on “Out-of-State, Out-of-Touch” Troy Downing Running for Montana State Auditor

Justin Ailport2019, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. — Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today released the following statement after out-of-state businessman Troy Downing announced he is running to be Montana’s insurance commissioner: “Montanans have not forgotten that Troy Downing lied about living in our state so he could illegally get in-state hunting and fishing licenses,” Lindeen said. “Another wealthy, out-of-state, out-of-touch repeat candidate … Read More

Failed Gubernatorial Candidate Gianforte Would Fail Everyday Montanans in the Governor’s Office

Justin Ailport2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. — Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after Rep. Greg Gianforte formally announced his run for the Montana gubernatorial race: “Greg Gianforte is asking Montanans to vote for an anti-health care, anti-public access, anti-privacy, failed candidate,” Lindeen said. “Over the last two years, Montanans have watched Gianforte vote repeatedly against affordable health care, only to … Read More