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

Gianforte Met with Non-Profits that Serve Sexual Assault Survivors After Voting Against Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Justin AilportGianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. — Just a few months after voting against legislation to protect survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, Rep. Greg Gianforte met with non-profit leaders in Helena yesterday, including organizations that work with survivors of sexual assault. In a roundtable with non-profit leaders, candidate-for-governor Gianforte claimed to support organizations like Helena’s Friendship Center, which works with survivors of dating violence and … 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

After Handing Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans, Gianforte Voted Against Raising Wages for Working Montanans

Justin AilportGianforte, News, Republicans

Helena, Mont. – Two years after handing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Rep. Greg Gianforte voted against legislation to phase in a minimum wage increase for Montanans yesterday. Gianforte, who is now running for the Montana governor’s office, is the richest member of Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to gradually increase the minimum … Read More