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

Justin AilportNews

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

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

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

Montana Democrats’ Statement on Matt Rosendale Running for Congress

Justin AilportNews

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

Justin AilportNews

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

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

Daines Misses Six Senate Votes to Attend Political Fundraiser

Justin AilportNews

Helena, Mont. – Sen. Steve Daines today missed a total of six roll call votes in order to attend a mid-week political fundraiser. According to local news reports, Daines was in Billings today to attend a campaign fundraiser. “I can’t imagine anything more important for Sen. Daines to be doing than the job Montanans sent him to Washington, D.C. to do,” said Montana … Read More

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

Justin Ailport2019, 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

Justin Ailport2019, 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