ICYMI: Daines’ Silence “Speaks Volumes” Following Anti-Public Lands BLM Appointment

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Helena, Mont. – The Montana Standard had some pointed words this weekend about Sen. Steve Daines’ continued silence following the appointment of anti-public lands and anti-federal land management William Pendley to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Pendley, who was appointed to lead the BLM last month, has advocated for the sale of public lands and against federal management of lands, which … Read More

Daines Talks at RSVP-Only, Paid Luncheon While Tester Holds Another Public, Face-to-Face Town Hall

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Helena, Mont. – Sen. Steve Daines spoke at an RSVP-only, pay-to-get-in luncheon in Missoula yesterday, in sharp contrast to Sen. Jon Tester, who answered questions from Montanans in a face-to-face public town hall in Great Falls today. Tester has held four town halls this year alone, while Daines and Montana’s lone congressman and Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte have shied away … Read More

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

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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

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Forrest Mandeville Running for Secretary of State

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Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today released the following statement on the announcement that Rep. Forrest Mandeville, (R) HD-57, will challenge Sen. Scott Sales, (R) SD-35, in a Republican primary for the Montana secretary of state’s office: “Forrest Mandeville has wasted time in the Montana legislature fighting for bizarre bills that won’t move the needle when … Read More

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

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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

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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

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

Sam Offerdahl2019, 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

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Matt Rosendale Running for Congress

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Helena, Mont. – Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen today issued the following statement after current Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale announced he will run for Montana’s at-large congressional seat: “Matt Rosendale in Congress is not a risk Montanans can afford to take,”Lindeen said. “Rosendale greenlighted insurance rate increases on Montana families, advocated for the return of a junk health care … Read More

Montana Democrats on Corey Stapleton Running for the House of Representatives After Failure to Do His Job as Secretary of State

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Helena, Mont. — Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Monica Lindeen released the following statement after current Secretary of State Corey Stapleton today announced he will drop his attempt at the governor’s office and instead run for Montana’s at-large congressional seat: “In just the few months Stapleton has been vying for the governor’s office, he’s been fined for misusing state resources to … Read More

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