Partisan House Vote Sends Articles of Impeachment to Senate for Trial

HELENA – The Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after House Democrats voted to put President Trump on trial in the Senate for winning the the 2016 Presidential election:

“The partisan House vote to put President Trump on trial is yet another reminder of why Montanans need to reelect a Conservative to Montana’s Congressional seat and retire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker,” said MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “Democrat candidates seeking Montana’s Congressional seat have all but pledged their loyalty to Nancy Pelosi and her attempt to overthrow the President of the United States despite the continued success of this administration for every day Americans. Hardworking Montanans do not want their next Representative to be another vote in support of the Radical Left and its obsession with opposing President Trump, and their voice will be heard loud and clear this November.”

 

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Gubernatorial Race: Republican Candidates Outraised Democrats nearly 4:1 in Montana

HELENA – Gubernatorial candidate Whitney Williams’ recent campaign finance disclosure with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices revealed the principal concern among Montana Democrats; Whitney Williams is supported by out of state liberal interests, not Montanans.

While Williams outraised all of her primary opponents with over $430,000 dollars in the fourth quarter, not even 25 percent of that support came from individuals that actually live in the state she is hoping to govern. With prominent liberal figures like Hollywood actors, directors, and producers, as well as Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff bankrolling her campaign, Montana Democrats are right to raise concerns about Williams’ electability in Montana now that she is viewed as a potential alternative to Governor Bullock’s preferred successor, career bureaucrat and fellow boys club member, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney.

With Republican Gubernatorial candidates receiving over 75 percent of their contributions from Montanans, some progressive activists have expressed frustration with William’s campaign knowing that the source of donations is incredibly important when vying for Montana’s Governorship.

Even worse news for Montana Democrats, however, is the overall enthusiasm behind Republicans running to change the culture of our state’s Executive Branch and the direction of our great state. Of the nearly $2.4 million in campaign contributions from Montanans in the race to be the next Montana Governor, over $1.8 million is behind Republican candidates.

With Republicans outraising their Democrat opponents by nearly a 4:1 margin in Montana, it is clear that Montanans are enthusiastically behind a potential Republican nominee while out of state liberal interests are needed to prop up a leading Democrat’s campaign.

Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt: Candidate Filing Exciting for Republicans; Reckoning for Democrats

HELENA – Chairman of the Montana Republican Party, Don “K” Kaltschmidt, released the following statement today after candidate filing began for the 2020 election.

“The embrace of socialism by the New Democrat Party and the Radical Left has alienated Democrat candidates from Montanans more than ever before. And after years of higher tax proposals, bloated government agencies, and an aversion to fiscal sanity in Helena, Montanans are grateful to have an opportunity to vote for individual liberty, the Second amendment, economic opportunity, and fiscal responsibility once again. With so many strong Republican candidates running to be a voice for our Montana values, today’s filing is an exciting day for Montana.”

 

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Impeachment Statement from MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt

HELENA – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt today released the following statement after Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that House Democrats will continue their efforts to nullify the 2016 Presidential election:

“The Democrats’ obsession with removing President Trump from office by any means necessary is precisely why we need to elect a Conservative to Montana’s Congressional seat and retire Nancy Pelosi as Speaker” said Chairman Don “K” Katlschmidt. “Rather than kowtowing to the Radical Left and trying to negate the 63 million votes that elected the President, Democrats should join their Republican colleagues in rejecting this manufactured witch-hunt and get to work on issues that will actually better the lives of everyday Americans.”

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MTGOP Statement on Bullock’s Decision to Suspend Presidential Campaign

Montana Republican Party Chairman, Don “K” Kaltschmidt, released the following statement after Governor Steve Bullock announced he will suspend his campaign for President of the United States:

“Despite Governor Bullock’s support for universal background checks, gun bans, sanctuary cities, open borders, and calling for the impeachment of President Trump, Governor Bullock consistently polled at zero percent and never gained any substantial support in his quest for the Presidency. While Governor Bullock will no longer be spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on his campaign for President, Bullock’s march to the left on every major issue should long be remembered.”

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Kathleen Williams: Silence for 64 Days and Counting

It has been 64 days since Speaker Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and 26 days since the Democrats voted to formalize its witch-hunt despite bipartisan opposition.

The consequences of this action were seen in the last 14 days, where 12 witnesses consumed more than 30 hours of lawmakers’ time over the course of five public hearings.

It is clear the partisan appetite to overthrow the President on the Left is so high that just about every Democrat Presidential Candidate, including Governor Steve Bullock, is in support of impeachment. However, Montanans still do not know where Congressional Candidate Kathleen Williams stands on this issue.

With an expected hearing in the Judiciary Committee next week, Montanans deserve to know how candidates for Montana’s at-large Congressional seat would vote should he or she be Montana’s lone voice in the House of Representatives.

Fellow Democrat candidate Rep. Tom Winter (HD-96 ) immediately agreed with Speaker Pelosi on the need to impeach the President, yet 64 days later Williams continues to remain silent amidst this partisan effort.

Montanans need to know if Kathleen Williams would side with Nancy Pelosi and Radical Democrats, or whether she would oppose this charade and work to pass legislation like the USMCA Trade Agreement on behalf of Montana’s farmers and ranchers.

The Montana Republican Party believes this process has been a political stunt from the beginning, and Kathleen Williams’ 64 days of silence on this issue should not be ignored.

Would Kathleen Williams Support House Democrats’ Phony Impeachment Resolution?

Today the United States House of Representatives voted on a hyper-partisan resolution for the first time in an effort to formalize a witch-hunt into President Donald Trump.

All Montanans deserve to know how candidates for Montana’s at-large Congressional seat would vote should he or she be Montana’s lone voice in the House of Representatives. And while Democrat candidate Rep. Tom Winter (HD-96 ) openly supports impeaching the President, former state Representative and Democrat candidate Kathleen Williams remains silent amidst this partisan effort:

Montanans need to know if Kathleen Williams agrees with Mr. Winter and would side with Nancy Pelosi and Radical Democrats in moving forward with the witch-hunt, or whether she would oppose this charade and get back to work on behalf of Montanans and the rest of the American people. This question must be asked.

MTGOP Chairman’s Statement on Democrats Secretive Impeachment Process

HELENA – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” released the following statement after the RNC’s Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of President Trump and the Graham-McConnell resolution:

“With unanimous support, the RNC Executive Committee passed a resolution to support President Trump and the Graham-McConnell resolution that condemns House Democrats’ secretive, illegitimate impeachment inquiry. These shady closed-door impeachment proceedings deny our President the due process rendered to every American. While the House Democrats engage in the baseless impeachment witch hunt, Montana applauds President Trump and his unwavering dedication to deliver outstanding results to the American people.”

MTGOP Executive Director Rips Governor Bullock Following Spring Creek Closure

HELENA – Executive Director Spenser Merwin released the below statement regarding the Bullock Administration’s denial of a new permit to the Spring Creek Mine:

“Governor Bullock’s decision to deny a permit for Montana’s largest coal mine and jeopardize good paying jobs near the Crow Reservation is indefensible,” said Merwin. “The fact that this occurred on the same day the Governor is fundraising out of state should be of little surprise as he left Montana in the rearview long ago to run for President.”

The Spring Creek Mine, near Decker, Montana, is owned by Navajo Transitional Energy Company and employs nearly 300 people. The same day as the NTEC announced the shut down, Governor Bullock held a fundraiser in Little Rock, Arkansas.

MTGOP Slams Governor Bullock; Asks Him to Respect Montana Voters

HELENA – The Montana Republican Party called on Montana Governor Steve Bullock to retract his request for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump following an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Thursday.

Governor Bullock, a Democratic Presidential candidate that has failed to breakthrough in any national polling and been relegated to only one Presidential Primary debate, called for the “removal of the President” and supports “impeachment proceedings.”

“Governor Bullock’s blatant disregard for Montanans was on full display today when he asked for the removal of a President that won Montana’s Presidential contest by 20 points, ” said Spenser Merwin, Executive Director. “Governor Bullock cannot in good conscience be selling himself as a reasonable voice that can appeal to rural and moderate voters while simultaneously calling for impeachment with the likes of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and AOC. The Governor should retract his statement and remember that the American people, not grandstanding politicians, determine who occupies the White House.”

Governor Steve Bullock continues to poll nationally around 0% in his bid for the Democratic Presidential Primary Nomination, has not met Democratic National Committee requirements to participate in all but one debate, and has pinned all his hopes on the Iowa Caucuses on February 3rd.

 

 

Save the Date: MTGOP State Officers’ Convention (June 13-15)

SAVE THE DATE

Montana Republican Party’s
State Officers’ Convention

June 13-15, 2019

Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
Helena, MT 59601

Registration will open on Thursday, June 13th

VIP Dinner on Friday, June 14th

State Central Committee Meeting & Officer Elections on Saturday, June 15th

Additional details, agenda, and pricing to follow in the coming weeks!

Republicans Elect Legislative Leaders

Congrats to our newly elected Republican House and Senate leaders in the Montana Legislature!

We know that you will serve us well and represent our conservative values as we fight to cut spending, lower taxes, balance the budget, and fight for a truly limited government that doesn’t burden our workers, families, and small businesses!

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