Juneau, Romano Fail Montana Students: Less Than Half Proficient in Math, English

Montana released test scores yesterday for students in third through eighth grade and the results once again highlight Denise Juneau’s failed record as State Superintendent:

  • Only 41 percent of Montana students are proficient in math
  • Fewer than half of our students are proficient in English

This comes after last year’s horrible news that showed test scores declined significantly for fourth and eighth graders in math and reading compared to prior years.

Denise Juneau’s failed record should raise alarm bells, especially since she goes around touting herself as “one of the Common Core’s biggest supporters.”

And now you have Melissa Romano, another staunch Common Core liberal, running to be the next State Superintendent saying she will continue Denise Juneau’s legacy – her words, not ours.

See for yourself, Melissa Romano said: “plan on continuing Denise Juneau’s legacy,” and also declared: “I cannot wait to follow in Denise Juneau’s footsteps.”

For Melissa Romano to want to follow in Denise Juneau’s footsteps – where less than half of our kids are proficient in math and reading – speaks volumes to the utter disaster she would be for our children’s education if she wins in November.

Republican Elsie Arntzen will be a strong advocate for our kids, parents, schools and teachers as our next State Superintendent. She gets it: Montana students come first. Elsie will make sure they get the best possible education – where all Montana kids can read, write and do math.

The Juneau, Bullock Campaign Strategy: Lie to Win

Dishonest Denise is so desperate to win in November she has resorted to repeatedly telling outright lies about Ryan Zinke’s public lands record. Don’t expect Denise Juneau to apologize for her misleading claims at her public lands rally this morning. These false attacks from Dishonest Denise, Governor Bullock, and the Montana Democrat Party are all they have to offer because they believe they can only win by deceiving and lying to voters about their opponent’s record.

Independent Fact Checkers looked into Denise Juneau’s dishonest statements and concluded: “Juneau’s claim is false. The bill that Zinke voted for does not authorize the sale of any federal lands.

Then the Billings Gazette investigated Denise Juneau’s outrageous claims and discovered them to be: “A false attack … misses the mark … Zinke neither voted to sell off nor transfer Montana’s public lands.”

Juneau knows she’s been caught in a lie – Calls from the Billings Gazette to explain herself and why she would so blatantly lie have gone unanswered.

Now, Bullock and his dark money allies are making similar, completely false attacks against Greg Gianforte on his public lands and stream access record.

The truth is: Montana Democrats are the ones who sold-off Montana’s public lands and blocked access: Bullock voted to sell-off thousands of acres of public lands alongside Denise Juneau and is working to shut down access at Hell Creek, Denise Juneau voted to sell more than 7,000 acres of public lands to private landowners, and even Schweitzer blocked public lands access near his home at Mullan Pass.

Just like Dishonest Denise, Governor Bullock spreads these false attacks because he wants Montanans to be distracted from his failed record:

  • Montana ranks 49th in the nation in salaries, and wages for Montana millennials are dead last in the country.
  • Nearly 800 Montana jobs have been lost in our coal and timber industries in the past year alone.
  • Bullock has also blocked the creation of thousands of Montana jobs and 7,000 Montana jobs are expected to be lost in the coming years because of his job-killing energy agenda.

Denise Juneau, Governor Bullock, and the Montana Democrat Party don’t share Montana values – not when they speak such untruthful statements they know to be false and that have been repeatedly debunked.

Juneau and Bullock think nothing of their actions and their deceit will only worsen as the election grows near. Montanans deserve so much better then to be misled by these dishonest career politicians.

Fact Checkers: Dishonest Denise Caught Lying About Zinke’s Public Lands Record

Independent Fact Checkers caught Denise Juneau lying about Ryan Zinke’s public lands record.

Juneau’s claim is false” – That’s what independent fact checkers at Ballotpedia.org had to say when Dishonest Denise made false claims that Ryan Zinke voted to sell or transfer our public lands.

What Dishonest Denise is doing – spreading false claims about Zinke’s strong record protecting Montana’s public lands – doesn’t represent our Montana values.

FACT CHECK: Ryan Zinke Voted to Protect Montana’s Public Lands

Ballotpedia.org: Juneau’s claim is false. The bill that Zinke voted for does not authorize the sale of any federal lands. The measure also includes provisions protecting access, including for hunting, fishing, and existing rights of Indian tribes.

Ballotpedia.org: Has Zinke “equivocated” about selling or transferring public lands to states, as Juneau claims? Does the bill that Zinke voted for allow the sale or ownership transfer of federal lands, or threaten public access to federal lands? NO.

Ballotpedia.org: The bill does not authorize the sale or transfer of federal lands to states.

Read Ballotpedia.org’s complete Fact Check here.

Juneau’s Gun Control Birthday Bash

Denise Juneau brings Steny Hoyer– the number two in House Democrat leadership– to Montana today to celebrate her birthday in Bozeman. Denise Juneau is being sung Happy Birthday by an extreme liberal who has a ZERO percent rating from the NRA!

The last time Steny Hoyer was here in Montana he was raising money for John Lewis’ failed House run. At the fundraiser, Steny Hoyer revealed the Democrat playbook: Cover up the candidates’ anti-2nd Amendment agenda to win the election and then they will turn around and take away our right to keep and bear arms.

Steny Hoyer: “I’m not from Montana, I have a zero rating with the NRA, and I would not recommend that John use gun control as part of his campaign… But I will tell you …  if you have a Democrat in charge of the House of Representatives, those issues will have a shot.

Denise Juneau and Steny Hoyer’s Washington D.C. values have no place in Montana. Our elected officials swear an oath to defend and protect the Constitution– including the right to keep and bear arms. For Juneau to so blatantly showcase her anti-2nd Amendment agenda goes to show Montanans can’t trust her to protect our way of life.

Bullock No Longer Standing by Juneau?

Governor Bullock appears to no longer be standing by Congressional candidate Denise Juneau’s failed education record as he conceded yesterday that “challenges” exist on our “education front.”

Under Juneau’s failed leadership, our test scores have “decreased significantly,” but Juneau dismissed these concerns as a “one year of a decline in fourth-grade math.”

However, the Billings Gazette reported this was hardly a one year decline in fourth-grade math:

  • “In mathematics, fourth-grade scores decreased significantly compared to 2013 scores.
  • Scores for eighth-graders dropped for the second year in a row, a significant decrease compared to 2011 scores.”
  • “In Montana, scores in reading for eighth-graders dipped slightly from those in 2013 … but the eighth-grade drop was significant compared to scores in 2011.”

Unfortunately, you can’t convince a liberal ideologue like Juneau that Common Core has been a disaster for our kids …

Juneau is described as “one of the Common Core’s biggest supporters,” and praised herself for bringing Common Core to Montana as the “right thing to do.”

Juneau believes so wholeheartedly in Common Core that she can’t explain its opposition: “I don’t really know how to explain it … There is nothing to be fearful about the Common Core.”

Montana students’ education is suffering because of career politicians like Denise Juneau who are so blinded by their rigid, liberal Obama ideology that they can’t put our kid’s education before their own political ambition. Juneau believes central planners in D.C. should determine our kid’s education– not our parents and local communities who actually know what’s best for their kids. Juneau has failed us for bringing Common Core to Montana, and she will follow in lock-step with Obama’s liberal ideology if elected to Congress. Montanans deserve so much better.

MTGOP Chairman Essmann Statement on Juneau Run

Helena, MT – Chairman Jeff Essmann of the Montana Republican Party released the following statement today on Montana Democrat Denise Juneau’s decision to run for the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Denise Juneau is a classic example of a career politician in desperate need of employment by the government. Juneau’s time as a bureaucrat in Helena has been marked by implementing Common Core in Montana and taking away the rights of parents to decide what’s best for our children’s educational needs.”

“Juneau also worked aggressively to re-elect President Obama and aligns herself with the nationwide liberal agenda that has wreaked havoc on our families who continue to suffer from a weak economy and lack of good-paying jobs. Montanans don’t deserve to be burdened by Juneau’s liberal agenda.”

“Montanans deserve a proven leader like Congressman Ryan Zinke who fights every day to better the lives and protect Montanans just as he fought to defend and protect this nation as a U.S. Navy SEAL.”