U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to Speak at the Truman Dinner

Billings, Mont. – The Yellowstone County Democrats will hear U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont speak at their annual fundraiser known as the Truman Dinner. Since late April, it has been known that Sanders would be traveling to Montana to assist Democrat Rob Quist in Quist’s election for Montana’s lone congressional seat.

Sanders will be joined by Gov. Steve Bullock, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, and Congressional Candidate Rob Quist at the fundraiser. This is the second time that Sanders has visited Montana for public events.

The Truman Dinner, named in honor of Harry S. Truman, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, formerly known as the Crowne Plaza, located at 27 N, 27th St. in Downtown Billings. The fundraiser is May 20, 2017, doors will open at 4:30PM, the reception will start at 5:00PM, and dinner will start at 6:00PM. Individual tickets are $55, platinum sponsor (two tickets) are $150, silver sponsor (four tickets) are $300, and gold sponsor (8 tickets for a reserved table) are $600. For more information or to purchase tickets please go to www.ycdems.org/truman. Tickets are limited at this time.

Sanders is also scheduled to speak at a rally for Rob Quist at 8:30PM at the Billings Depot on the same night.

Yellowstone County Democrats Call for Volunteers for Quist Campaign

The Yellowstone Country Democrats will be meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017 to organize volunteers for Rob Quist’s Campaign for the US House seat vacated by Secretary Ryan Zinke.  Quist was nominated for the open seat by a state-wide caucaus in Helena on Sunday.

The meeting for volunteers will start at 11am and will be held at Teamsters Union Hall, 437 Kuhlman Dr, Billings, MT.

Quist grew up on a farm and ranch outside of Cut Bank and he and his wife Bonni presently call their ranch in the Flathead Valley home. He is also known for being part of the Mission Mountain Wood Band.

“Rob’s experiences, along with his deep-rooted passion for the people of Montana, make him uniquely qualified to be our next Congressman,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party.

Governor Steve Bullock also congratulates Quist on his selection as the Democratic candidate.

“With only one representative in congress, it’s critical we have a voice for all Montanans. Rob Quist can be that voice, and I have no doubt he will run to win and will put our state’s interests above his own,” Bullock said. “I congratulate Rob on the nomination.”

Keenan thanks all of the Democratic candidates who entered the race in this special nominating convention: Kelly McCarthy, Amanda Curtis, Link Neimark, Dan West, John Meyer, Gary Stein, and Thomas Weida.

“Putting your name forward as a statewide candidate takes courage and we were fortunate to have an exceptional slate of candidates,” Keenan said. “Together, we are committed to returning this seat to Montana’s Democrats.”