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

Sam Offerdahl2019, 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

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Elsie Arntzen Running for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Sam Offerdahl2019, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after the announcement that Elsie Arntzen will run for Superintendent of Public Instruction: “Elsie Arntzen has failed to support our students, teachers and public schools since taking office,” Lindeen said. “Arntzen was absent at the Capitol when our children’s education was under attack. Montanans deserve someone at the … Read More

Montana Democratic Party’s Statement on Failed Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte Entering 2020 Gubernatorial Race

Sam Offerdahl2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after failed gubernatorial candidate and Montana’s current at-large representative in the U.S. House of Representatives Greg Gianforte filed for the 2020 gubernatorial race: “Montanans already rejected Greg Gianforte for governor once – and it’s no surprise why,” Lindeen said. “Gianforte poured millions into his own failed campaign while … Read More

Daines Voted in Favor of Major Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Transportation Funding

Sam Offerdahl2019, Daines, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – U.S. Senator Steve Daines last night voted in favor of considering trillions of dollars in cuts to funding for programs that tens of thousands of Montanans rely on, including Medicare and Medicaid. Daines joined only 21 other senators in voting for the Senate to consider a budget resolution introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that – if signed into law – would result intrillions of … Read More

Rep. Greg Gianforte Today Voted Against Protecting Montanans with Preexisting Conditions

Sam Offerdahl2019, Gianforte, News, Republicans

Helena – Rep. Greg Gianforte today voted against a bill to protect Montanans with preexisting conditions, on the same day Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock signed into law legislation to protect access to affordable health care for Montanans. The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act, H.R. 986. The bill would block recent efforts to allow … Read More

In Case You Missed It: Tester Town Hall Highlights Daines’ “Disdain” for In-Person Town Halls with Montanans

Sam Offerdahl2019, Daines, News

Helena – About 150 Montanans in Bozeman attended one of Sen. Jon Tester’s in-person town halls this week. At the same time, Montana’s junior senator, Sen. Steve Daines, has shown a lack of interest in talking with his constituents at in-person town halls. Last year, Daines called face-to-face town halls with Montanans “big protests” instead of “civil discourse.” “Steve Daines’ disdain for facing Montanans shows … Read More

Tax Day Reminder: Daines and Gianforte Voted to Give Tax Breaks to Corporations and the Wealthiest Americans as Montanans See Shrinking Refunds

Sam Offerdahl2019, Daines, Gianforte, News

Helena – On the deadline for the first tax filing season after Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte voted for the GOP tax law that handed hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Montanans are noticing smaller tax refunds — or even owe money to the Internal Revenue Service. And Montanans are not alone. From … Read More

In Case You Missed It: Rep. Greg Gianforte Voted Against Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Sam Offerdahl2019, Gianforte, News

Shelby, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen issued the following statement after Rep. Greg Gianforte voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on the U.S. House floor yesterday. “It’s unacceptable that Gianforte joined a minority in voting against bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Lindeen said. “Voting against the … Read More

Gianforte Votes with Washington to Allow Bikes in Wilderness Areas, Now Wishes He Could Take It Back

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Helena—In December, Multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte put his Washington party bosses before Montana when he voted to allow bikes in Montana’s 11 wilderness areas. At the time, he said his vote “restores the original intent of the Wilderness Act.” Now, after Montanans spoke out against his vote, Gianforte says he wishes he could take it back. But Gianforte’s decision to side with Washington … Read More

Maryland Millionaire Rosendale Helped Kill Montana Paycheck Fairness Act

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Olszewski Has Joined Rosendale in Voting Against Closing Montana’s Wage Gap – Fagg Thinks It’s Not Necessary Helena – Nine years ago today, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law in an effort to help prevent pay discrimination and give workers more avenues to receive equal pay for equal work. Working families in Montana, and across the country, … Read More