About 300 enthusiastic supporters gathered Tuesday in Billings to boost Rob Quist’s campaign. Music by Tully Olson and Parker Brown, brief remarks by Montana’s next representative, and recitation of a Rob’s new poem about Montana highlighted the evening.
Momentum builds for May 25 election.
Candidate Encourages Montanans to Vote Early
Rob Quist, a northwest Montana native, voted today in Kalispell and is encouraging all Montana voters to cast their ballots early and make sure their voice is heard.
“I encourage all Montanans to vote early,” said Rob Quist. “There are enough millionaires in Congress; we don’t need another one. I look forward to being an independent voice for Montana in Congress and will stand up for our public lands, defend women’s health care and protect Social Security and Medicare.”
Rob’s opponent, New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte, is still refusing to divest himself of index funds tied to Russian companies sanctioned by the United States.
In Saturday’s statewide televised debate, Gianforte doubled down on his support for defunding Planned Parenthood and his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape and incest. He still struggles to explain his past financial support of groups seeking to sell off public lands to the highest bidder.
New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte continues to mislead voters about Rob Quist’s strong commitment to the Second Amendment, but Quist is the only candidate in this race who will defend our right to hunt on public lands and protect Montana’s public lands from private developers.
Quist earned a key endorsement from the Montana Sportsmen Alliance for his support for public lands and the Second Amendment.
Gianforte sued the people of Montana to eliminate public access to a stream near his property – closing off Montanans’ from the East Gallatin River – and refuses to outright oppose public land transfer. He also funded the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), a group that works to undo Montana’s Stream Access laws, as well as the Foundation for Research on the Economy and the Environment (FREE), the Heritage Foundation, and Americans for Prosperity – groups that want to privatize forests and sell public lands.
Additionally, Gianforte made millions off a company building a gun registry.
New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte is supported by the same D.C. politicians that are pushing healthcare legislation which would raise premiums on Montanans by an average of $306 every month.
Despite claims that he now opposes the American Health Care Act, Greg Gianforte is supported by the very authors of the bill which would increase Montanans’ premiums, force older Americans to pay premiums five times higher than younger Americans and would cut Medicare.
His D.C. insider donors actually pulled support from Congressional candidates who opposed the disastrous healthcare bill, but they doubled down on Gianforte and are spending even more money to support his campaign.
New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte supports tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
In 2016, as a gubernatorial candidate, Gianforte proposed a tax plan that primarily benefited the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs to foreign countries.
Gianforte also lobbied to replace the income tax and capital gains tax with a statewide sales tax that would benefit the wealthy over Montana’s working families — another example of Gianforte working on behalf of multi-millionaires like himself over everyday Montanans.
Montana voters saw a clear winner during Saturday’s MTN News congressional debate. Rob Quist outlined how he would be an independent voice for hardworking Montanans and stand up for Montana values in the U.S. House of Representatives, while his opponent would just be another vote for special interests and multimillionaires like himself.
“This election is a fight for the soul of Montana,” said Rob Quist. “In Montana, you shouldn’t have to be a millionaire to hunt, fish or hike in our great outdoors. Everyone should be able to send their kids to a good school, make a good living, and retire with dignity. Montanans have a clear choice this election between someone who will stand up for our values and fight for everyday working Montanans – or my opponent, who will just be another vote for multimillionaires like himself.”
On public lands, health care, and energy, Rob laid out how he will always put Montanans first. That includes protecting Second Amendment rights and defending a woman’s right to make her own personal health care decisions without government intrusion.
Meanwhile, Greg Gianforte stumbled to explain his investments in Russia, and didn’t address why he sued to block stream access and how he will protect Montanans’ health care while his campaign is being bankrolled by the special interests backing the disastrous D.C. health care bill.
Gianforte also dodged questions on whether he would support new tax breaks for millionaires and doubled down on defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screenings, contraception, family planning and other services to more than 15,000 Montanans every year.