50 Days Until #MTSEN Primary and the Candidates Still Don’t Share Our Montana Values


Helena – We are just 50 days out from the primary and still none of the GOP Senate candidates are able to stand out from the rest of the field.

GOP insiders are “unenthused” about the quality of the candidates – likely because wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale and Californian Troy Downing don’t share our Montana values in what’s been called a “downright sleepy” primary. What’s clear about the three candidates (don’t forget ethically challenged Russell Fagg, even though he’s done nothing to make you remember him) is their support for policies that would hurt Montana.

Rosendale, Downing, and Fagg all oppose Medicaid expansion even though it has spurred economic activity in Montana, supports thousands of jobs, and provides 93,000 Montanans with health care.

All three have proudly supported a law that will contribute to a more than $1 trillion federal deficit by 2020, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

And none of them seem to have the support necessary to break away from the pack. In fact, in the absence of support from Montanans, Rosendale is desperately depending on out-of-state dark money groups and Illinois billionaire Dick Uihlein, whose super PACs have thrown in $1.2 million on radio and TV ads on behalf of Rosendale in the past three months alone.

In other words, it’s no surprise that the only thing that’s stood out in the primary aside from their very mediocre fundraising numbers is that these folks don’t have Montana values.


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