MONTANA REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN DON “K” IS CALLING ON JUDGE MENAHAN TO RECUSE HIMSELF

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July 12, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after Judge Menahan refused to recuse himself from ruling in CI-128 case.

“Judge Menahan has sold out to pro-abortion activists his entire career. He received a 100% approval rating by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana and by NARAL Pro-Choice Montana,” Kaltschmidt said. Judge Menahan should recuse himself from ruling on this case instead of disregarding his ethical obligation in hopes of achieving a favorable outcome for his own political party.”

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What Biden camp is Tester part of?

As we approach day four of Jon Tester refusing to call on Joe Biden to drop out of the race, Jon Tester is doing what he does best – dodging questions from the press – this time on his support for Joe Biden – and saying one thing in public but another behind closed doors: that Biden cannot win in November.

That’s why Montanans call him “Two-Faced Tester”!

WP Poll

Clearly, Tester’s refusal to answer shows he’s waiting for the polls to tell him what he believes. With new polling for both the “Dump Biden” and “Defend Biden” camps, it begs the question: In which camp does Jon Tester fall?

Is Jon Tester part of the “Defend Biden” camp? Or is Tester jumping on the “Dump Biden” train and prepping to stand with Kamala Harris for President?

Montanans deserve answers from their senior Senator.

Does Ryan Busse Stand By Joe Biden?

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July 9, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

Does Ryan Busse Stand By Joe Biden?
Ryan Busse has yet to weigh in on calls for Joe Biden to exit the race for President

HELENA, MT – Democratic candidate for Governor Ryan Busse has remained silent since Joe Biden’s disastrous debate two weeks ago.

“Ryan Busse clearly has buyer’s remorse for his endorsement of Joe Biden. His silence on calls for Joe Biden to leave the race is a desperate attempt to distance himself from the disaster of this Biden presidency,” Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt said. “In contrast, Governor Gianforte has proudly endorsed Donald Trump and knows he will combat record high inflation, secure the southern border, and restore law and order.”

Ryan Busse says he will support Joe Biden.

Ryan Busse was an advisor for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.

Ryan Busse’s wife, Sara, received at least $42,100.53 from Biden for President.

Joe Biden appointed Ryan Busse to serve on the Wildlife Conservation Council in 2022.

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Latest June Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Sen. Daines Tours the Rosebud Mine in Colstrip – Watch →

Sen. Daines Reflects on Memorial Day on KBZK – Watch →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Republican Congressman Demands Deportation of Migrant Family, Blames Kalispell Nonprofit for Arrival of Undocumented Immigrants – Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday issued a press release describing the arrival of a Venezuelan migrant family and alleging that Kalispell nonprofit Valley Neighbors of the Flathead aided the family in traveling to Kalispell Read more at FlatheadBeacon.com →

GOP Highlights Veterans for Trump Before Memorial Day – “I served under Trump, and I know his caliber and the caliber of his character, and the depth and the love for his country, and without a doubt – as a former SEAL team commander, a former acting commander of special forces in Iraq – I know that he will never deploy troops unless it’s in our advantage to win decisively at that point of battle,” Zinke said in the video. Read more at Newsmax.com →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: Trump ‘Spot on the Target’ for Libertarians – Former President Donald Trump is “spot on the target” to court the Libertarian vote, as he is a “pragmatic leader” who believes that the nation’s sovereignty matters, Rep. Ryan Zinke said Read more at Newsmax.com →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE ATTACKS ATF RULE FORCING MONTANA GUN SHOW CLOSURE – ongressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a gun show in Hamilton, Montana was canceled last weekend due to a new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rule that fundamentally changes and drastically complicates the way firearms are sold in the United States. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

CHAIRMAN ROSENDALE EXPOSES CORRUPT ORACLE CERNER FOR BUYING VOTES ON CAPITOL HILL INSTEAD OF FIXING FAILED VA SYSTEM – Chairman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) of the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Technology Modernization exposed Oracle Cerner’s destructive efforts to lobby politicians and buy votes on Capitol Hill instead of fixing their software while veterans are experiencing ongoing issues with receiving the care they have earned and deserve. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE RENEWS OBJECTIONS TO BIDEN’S ILLEGAL RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS INTO MONTANA – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a recent report exposed a group of illegal aliens were secretly flown into Kalispell by the Biden administration. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

Biden’s ‘war’ on energy will cost Americans jobs, worsen inflation, Montana officials say – Montana Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are raising red flags over the Biden administration’s “war” on energy, warning that it is negatively impacting certain communities in their state and the United States overall. Read more on FoxNews.com →

Governors Talking The Talk And Walking The Walk On Housing – Governor Greg Gianforte joined the National Association of Realtors this week to discuss Montana’s progress in improving housing availability and affordability. Read more on NGA.org →

Montana’s unemployment rate decreases in April, employment levels increase – Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week that Montana’s era of historic unemployment continued in April as the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent and employment levels increased. Read more on FallonCountyTimes.com →

Gianforte calls upon Board of Regents to reinstate transgender sports ban – Governor Gianforte is calling on the Montana State Board of Regents to reinstate a block on transgender athletes competing in girls and women’s sports. Read more on KURL8.com →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen leads state petition to end Mexico lawfare against U.S. gun makers – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking the Supreme Court to stop the Mexican government’s attempts to bankrupt and blame American firearms manufacturers for Mexico’s problem with gun violence. Read more on Newsmax.com →

Attorney General Knudsen leads group of state AGs to push Biden not to hand over vast pandemic Powers To WHO – Led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, 22 state attorneys generals wrote a letter to Biden, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, voicing their concern over potential plans to give the WHO a series of powers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on DailyCaller.com →

Attorney General Knudsen’s proposal passes Land Board to expand oversight on water rights – Under a change proposed by Attorney General Austin Knudsen, the Land Board voted unanimously to exercise greater oversight of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s management of water rights and state trust lands. Watch on MTPR.org →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Montana Secretary of State launches voter guide video series – Current and upcoming voters in Montana now have a new video series to refer to when pondering questions about the state’s election process. Read more on MontanaRightNow.com →

New interactive absentee ballot report compares Montana county voter rates – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen launched an interactive online report of how many absentee ballots were sent and where, and how many have been returned. Read more on MontanaRightNow.com →

New voting method improves the process for blind voters – The Lewis and Clark County Elections Office has recently adopted a new voting method for the blind community, creating a more equitable experience that helps keep people’s votes 100% secret. Read more on KRTV.com →

Christi Jacobsen: Combatting the illegal immigration threat to the Montana way of life – As secretary of state, I have the honor of talking with Montanans about a wide array of issues. Lately, two looming crises are threatening our communities: the surge in fentanyl trafficking and massive illegal immigration. It’s my personal belief that these intertwined issues pose grave dangers to our state’s safety and future prosperity. Read more on HelenaIR.com →

Past Vigilante Day participants share memories of the parade – Each year the Vigilante Day Parade sees the specters of the past return to Last Chance Gulch, stirring the memories of those who took part in the now century-old tradition. Read more KTVH.com →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Protects Private Property Rights – Land Board Commissioner and State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen voted to protect private property rights during the State Land Board meeting on May 20, 2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Celebrates Outcome of Public Charter School Lawsuit – The dismissal states that the preliminary injunction from April 17, 2024, will remain in effect until he court terminates the injunction or the legislature clarifies the public charter school opening process during the legislative session. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen: Rights of Montana Girls Shall Not be Infringed – Superintendent Arntzen held a press conference on the steps of the Montana State Capitol today in defense of the rights of Montana girls. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

In Gallatin County, Four Men Charged with Engaging in Conspiracy to Defraud Investors, Farmers, and the State of Montana – The Commissioner of Securities Insurance (CSI) and Gallatin County Attorney charged four men with engaging in a conspiracy to defraud investors, farmers, and the State of Montana through various means, including a Ponzi scheme. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

Belgrade Plumber Receives Suspended Prison Sentence for Insurance Fraud to Begin House Arrest – CSI investigation revealed that in January 2022, Mr. Dennis Hurlbert, owner of Belgrade Plumbing and Heating, presented a Certificate of Liability Insurance to a would-be employer. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

2024 Investing in Montana Summit – June 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – This will be an afternoon of learning about investment opportunities in our great state, from angel funds to public companies. Register on the Commissioner’s website →

ICYMI: Jon Tester Drives A Prius

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, MT – Jon Tester, who belongs in Hollywood for his “humble dirt-farmer” act he puts on every election year, was caught driving around the swamp this past week in his D.C. vehicle: a Prius.

Tester didn’t appreciate being called out for driving a Prius, which he presumably drives to fancy restaurants with lobbyists and parks at his million dollar Cosmopolitan D.C. Castle, calling those who pointed out the simple fact “jackasses.”

But Jon Tester does a lot of things back in D.C. that he doesn’t want Montanans to know about, like voting with Joe Biden 95% of the time, taking more lobbyist cash than Joe Biden, and driving a Prius around the swamp!

While inflation is crushing Montanans and millions of illegal immigrants are pouring across the open southern border due to the failed Biden-Tester agenda, back in D.C. Jon Tester has been serving himself – becoming a multimillionaire in office as well as the number one recipient of lobbyist cash in the swamp.

It’s simple: Washington has changed Jon Tester. This November, Jon Tester is going to have to take his Prius all the way back to Big Sandy when Montanans send him packing.

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Gianforte, Sheehy, and Knudsen garner strong statewide support in new poll

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June 18, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

Republican Candidates Post Strong Numbers In New Poll
Gianforte, Sheehy, and Knudsen garner strong statewide support in new poll

HELENA, MT – A new poll shows Governor Greg Gianforte, Tim Sheehy, and Attorney General Austin Knudsen leading or tied in their respective races – as Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 20 points.

“Montanans know the importance of this election. Amidst the failure of the Biden-Tester-Busse agenda, our state has remained steadfast under the leadership of Governor Gianforte and Attorney General Knudsen, and we look forward to sending Tim Sheehy to Washington to put Montanans first.” Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt said. “This poll is a mandate from Republicans across the state. In November, conservatives will win up and down the ballot and retire Jon Tester once and for all.”

Governor Gianforte leads Ryan Busse, 54% to 33%.

Attorney General Knudsen leads Ben Alke, 55% to 33%.

Tim Sheehy is tied with Jon Tester at 46%.

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MTGOP CHAIRMAN CONGRATULATES SHEEHY ON DEBATE WIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2024
Contact: 
madison@mtgop.org

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after this morning’s U.S. Senate debate:

“Tim Sheehy secured a clear victory over liberal career politician Jon Tester. While Two-Faced Tester desperately tries to pretend he wants to secure the border, hold our government accountable, stand up for veterans, and lower costs for families – he has continually failed Montanans with his two-faced record because he’s too busy voting with Joe Biden 95% of the time. As a Navy SEAL, Tim will always put our country first and he’s running for the U.S. Senate to end Joe Biden and Jon Tester’s record high inflation and will deliver on sealing our border, securing our children’s future, and putting America First. It’s time to elect a new generation of conservative leadership in Tim Sheehy.” 

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STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN DON “K” KALTSCHMIDT ON THE PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after the Primary Election:

“Across the Treasure State, Montanans are fired up and ready to elect Republicans down the ballot this November. The failed Biden-Tester agenda has led our great nation to ruin. As a result, America is less safe, less secure, and less prosperous than it was three years ago. The Montana Republican Party and voters across our state are united to retire two-faced Jon Tester and elect Tim Sheehy – a conservative leader who will work with President Trump to fight for Montanans and save America.”

The Montana Republican Party congratulates all our Republican nominees:

Tim Sheehy – Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate
Ryan Zinke – Republican Nomination for MT-01
Troy Downing – Republican Nomination for MT-02
Greg Gianforte – Republican Nomination for Montana Governor
Austin Knudsen – Republican Nomination for Attorney General
Christi Jacobsen – Republican Nomination for Secretary of State
Susie Hedalen – Republican Nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction
 

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Latest May Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Sen. Daines Tours the Rosebud Mine in Colstrip – Watch →

Sen. Daines Reflects on Memorial Day on KBZK – Watch →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

Republican Congressman Demands Deportation of Migrant Family, Blames Kalispell Nonprofit for Arrival of Undocumented Immigrants – Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on Thursday issued a press release describing the arrival of a Venezuelan migrant family and alleging that Kalispell nonprofit Valley Neighbors of the Flathead aided the family in traveling to Kalispell Read more at FlatheadBeacon.com →

GOP Highlights Veterans for Trump Before Memorial Day – “I served under Trump, and I know his caliber and the caliber of his character, and the depth and the love for his country, and without a doubt – as a former SEAL team commander, a former acting commander of special forces in Iraq – I know that he will never deploy troops unless it’s in our advantage to win decisively at that point of battle,” Zinke said in the video. Read more at Newsmax.com →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: Trump ‘Spot on the Target’ for Libertarians – Former President Donald Trump is “spot on the target” to court the Libertarian vote, as he is a “pragmatic leader” who believes that the nation’s sovereignty matters, Rep. Ryan Zinke said Read more at Newsmax.com →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE ATTACKS ATF RULE FORCING MONTANA GUN SHOW CLOSURE – ongressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a gun show in Hamilton, Montana was canceled last weekend due to a new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rule that fundamentally changes and drastically complicates the way firearms are sold in the United States. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

CHAIRMAN ROSENDALE EXPOSES CORRUPT ORACLE CERNER FOR BUYING VOTES ON CAPITOL HILL INSTEAD OF FIXING FAILED VA SYSTEM – Chairman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) of the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Technology Modernization exposed Oracle Cerner’s destructive efforts to lobby politicians and buy votes on Capitol Hill instead of fixing their software while veterans are experiencing ongoing issues with receiving the care they have earned and deserve. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE RENEWS OBJECTIONS TO BIDEN’S ILLEGAL RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS INTO MONTANA – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement after a recent report exposed a group of illegal aliens were secretly flown into Kalispell by the Biden administration. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

Biden’s ‘war’ on energy will cost Americans jobs, worsen inflation, Montana officials say – Montana Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are raising red flags over the Biden administration’s “war” on energy, warning that it is negatively impacting certain communities in their state and the United States overall. Read more on FoxNews.com →

Governors Talking The Talk And Walking The Walk On Housing – Governor Greg Gianforte joined the National Association of Realtors this week to discuss Montana’s progress in improving housing availability and affordability. Read more on NGA.org →

Montana’s unemployment rate decreases in April, employment levels increase – Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week that Montana’s era of historic unemployment continued in April as the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent and employment levels increased. Read more on FallonCountyTimes.com →

Gianforte calls upon Board of Regents to reinstate transgender sports ban – Governor Gianforte is calling on the Montana State Board of Regents to reinstate a block on transgender athletes competing in girls and women’s sports. Read more on KURL8.com →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen leads state petition to end Mexico lawfare against U.S. gun makers – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is asking the Supreme Court to stop the Mexican government’s attempts to bankrupt and blame American firearms manufacturers for Mexico’s problem with gun violence. Read more on Newsmax.com →

Attorney General Knudsen leads group of state AGs to push Biden not to hand over vast pandemic Powers To WHO – Led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, 22 state attorneys generals wrote a letter to Biden, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, voicing their concern over potential plans to give the WHO a series of powers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on DailyCaller.com →

Attorney General Knudsen’s proposal passes Land Board to expand oversight on water rights – Under a change proposed by Attorney General Austin Knudsen, the Land Board voted unanimously to exercise greater oversight of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s management of water rights and state trust lands. Watch on MTPR.org →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Montana Secretary of State launches voter guide video series – Current and upcoming voters in Montana now have a new video series to refer to when pondering questions about the state’s election process. Read more on MontanaRightNow.com →

New interactive absentee ballot report compares Montana county voter rates – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen launched an interactive online report of how many absentee ballots were sent and where, and how many have been returned. Read more on MontanaRightNow.com →

New voting method improves the process for blind voters – The Lewis and Clark County Elections Office has recently adopted a new voting method for the blind community, creating a more equitable experience that helps keep people’s votes 100% secret. Read more on KRTV.com →

Christi Jacobsen: Combatting the illegal immigration threat to the Montana way of life – As secretary of state, I have the honor of talking with Montanans about a wide array of issues. Lately, two looming crises are threatening our communities: the surge in fentanyl trafficking and massive illegal immigration. It’s my personal belief that these intertwined issues pose grave dangers to our state’s safety and future prosperity. Read more on HelenaIR.com →

Past Vigilante Day participants share memories of the parade – Each year the Vigilante Day Parade sees the specters of the past return to Last Chance Gulch, stirring the memories of those who took part in the now century-old tradition. Read more KTVH.com →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Protects Private Property Rights – Land Board Commissioner and State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen voted to protect private property rights during the State Land Board meeting on May 20, 2024. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Celebrates Outcome of Public Charter School Lawsuit – The dismissal states that the preliminary injunction from April 17, 2024, will remain in effect until he court terminates the injunction or the legislature clarifies the public charter school opening process during the legislative session. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen: Rights of Montana Girls Shall Not be Infringed – Superintendent Arntzen held a press conference on the steps of the Montana State Capitol today in defense of the rights of Montana girls. Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Commissioner Troy Downing

In Gallatin County, Four Men Charged with Engaging in Conspiracy to Defraud Investors, Farmers, and the State of Montana – The Commissioner of Securities Insurance (CSI) and Gallatin County Attorney charged four men with engaging in a conspiracy to defraud investors, farmers, and the State of Montana through various means, including a Ponzi scheme. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

Belgrade Plumber Receives Suspended Prison Sentence for Insurance Fraud to Begin House Arrest – CSI investigation revealed that in January 2022, Mr. Dennis Hurlbert, owner of Belgrade Plumbing and Heating, presented a Certificate of Liability Insurance to a would-be employer. Read more on the Commissioner’s website →

2024 Investing in Montana Summit – June 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – This will be an afternoon of learning about investment opportunities in our great state, from angel funds to public companies. Register on the Commissioner’s website →

MTGOP CHAIRMAN DON “K” KALTSCHMIDT SLAMS JON TESTER FOR FLIP-FLOPPING ON THE LAKEN RILEY ACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after Jon Tester flip-flopped on the Laken Riley Act:

“Jon Tester’s two-faced tactics are well known by Montanans at this point. Last month, when Republicans tried to pass the Laken Riley Act, Tester voted against it. Now, Tester says he’s going to support it. How are Montanans supposed to trust Tester if he is flip-flopping on a bill he originally killed? It’s time to put a stop to the flip-flopping and Retire Tester.”

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Latest April Updates from the Montana Republican Party

Senator Steve Daines

Daines Discusses Mayorkas’ Impeachment Proceedings on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto – Watch on Youtube →

Daines’ Inflation Roundtable in Billings – Watch on Youtube →

Congressman Ryan Zinke

100-year-old Montana World War II veteran honored with Congressional Gold Medal – Congressman and Navy SEAL veteran Ryan Zinke presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Irvine.Read more at KBZK.com →

Montana minor league baseball team in dispute with National Park Service over arrowhead logo – Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of western Montana questioned Interior Secretary Deb Haaland last week about the agency’s legal action against the Range Riders… Read more at ABCNews.com →

Biden has the authority, money to fix America’s ‘No. 1 issue’: Rep. Ryan Zinke – Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., shows support for Speaker Johnson, criticizes delays on the border bill and raises concerns about China’s immigration and fentanyl production. Watch on FOXBusiness.com →

Rep. Zinke to Newsmax: Mideast Conflict No Longer ‘Surrogate’ War – Following Iran’s drone attacks on Israel early Sunday morning, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., told Newsmax that the conflict in the Middle East was no longer isolated to Israel.Read more at Newsmax.com →

Zinke lauds decision to hold more water in Flathead Lake this spring – Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke applauded Monday a plan to hold more water in Flathead Lake this spring.Read more at DailyInterLake.com →

Congressman Matt Rosendale

REP. ROSENDALE CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RECONSIDERATION OF CANCELLED CATTLE AND CROP SURVEYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL PRODUCERS – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) sent a letter to the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and the Administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Joseph Parson, regarding the recent decision by the National Agricultural Statistics Service to cancel the July cattle inventory survey as well as all county estimates for crops. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE VA WEB ACT PASSES SUBCOMMITTEE – The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) bill, H.R. 6874, the VA WEB Act. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE FIR ACT INCLUDED IN AMERICA’S WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION ACT PASSES COMMITTEE – The House Committee on Natural Resources passed Congressman Matt Rosendale’s (MT-02) H.R. 200, the Forest Information Reform (FIR) Act, as a section in Chairman Westerman’s, H.R. 7408, the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

REP. ROSENDALE OPPOSES NEW RADICAL EPA MANDATES – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement regarding recently announced mandates by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will create unrealistic environmental regulations for coal and natural gas plants and put Montana’s fossil fuel industry directly in the crosshairs of Biden’s Green New Deal agenda. Read more at Rep. Rosendale’s website →

Governor Greg Gianforte

States Take On China in the Name of National Security – Local politicians impatient with Washington’s actions against Beijing block Chinese land purchases, factory plans and research Read more on WSJ.com →

Gov. Gianforte: Biden Driving up Energy Costs – Governor Greg Gianforte criticized President Joe Biden and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing new rules aimed at eliminating affordable and reliable energy for Montanans. Read more on Gov. Gianforte’s Website →

Montana Air National Guard will receive new C-130J planes – Governor Greg Gianforte announced in a news release on April 11, 2024, that the Montana Air National Guard’s 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls will be first of four bases to receive the new C-130J model Super Hercules cargo aircraft. Read more on KRTV.com →

Montana Governor Offers Hope for Those Facing Tax Problems – For property owners in Montana, the Property Tax Assistance Program and the Montana Disabled Veterans Property Tax Assistance Programs were slated to be due on April 15th, but that date has been extended. Read more on 945MaxCountry.com →

Feds approve Montana’s plan to expand broadband access – Gov. Greg Gianforte said in a statement one of his administration’s top priorities is to expand broadband access to underserved and unserved areas of Montana and address digital literacy. Read more on TheWesternNews.com →

Attorney General Austin Knudsen

Red States File Brief Against DHS To Protect Themselves Against Illegal Immigration – Attorney General Knudsen led the massive effort against Mayorkas in hopes of protecting “standing states to defend immigration rules” when the federal government “abdicates its obligation to do so,” appearing to legally prepare and ensure that state’s rights are protected. Read more on DailyCaller.com →

Attorney General Knudsen files 42nd lawsuit against Biden administration – The new emissions rule, put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), forces unattainable standards on passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty vehicles. The EPA is attempting to use the weight of the federal government to force auto manufacturers to produce enough EVs to account for 70 percent of vehicle sales in less than a decade. Read more on the AG’s Website →

Attorney General Knudsen is fighting back against liberal state’s attempt to dictate energy policies in Montana and across the country – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen discusses Hawaii’s ‘novel’ climate case on ‘Varney & Co.’ after filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to take up a leftist-wing climate case against energy companies that would have serious ramifications for Montanans and the entire country. Watch on FoxBusiness.com →

Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen

Secretary Christi Jacobsen: ‘Montana further protecting election integrity, improving voter confidence by piloting national program’ – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is proud to announce that the state of Montana was selected to participate in a first-of-its-kind pilot program with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to ensure the state’s voter rolls are accurate and up to date. Montana was one of only a few states that qualified for the program. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

New Cascade County elections chief gets training – Ryan Gamboa reports on Terry Thompson, the newly-hired elections administrator for Cascade County, who is receiving one-on-one training this week from staff of the Montana Secretary of State’s office. Watch on KRTV.com →

Cascade County Elections Office overcomes challenges – Since Terry Thompson took over the administrative duties of the Cascade County Elections Office, it’s been a learning experience. Read more on KRTV.com →

County Administrators Gearing up for Upcoming Elections – The Flathead County Election Department received training last week from the Montana Secretary of State’s office on election software and best practices. Read more on FlatheadBeacon.com →

Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen thanks businesses for successful 2024 annual report season – Since taking office, Secretary Jacobsen has cut registration fees in half for Montana businesses, waived several other fees entirely, and provided the one-time fee waiver for all Montana businesses filing a 2024 annual report by the April 15th deadline. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary Christi Jacobsen, Montana Land Board generate estimated revenue of more than $2 million for Montana – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen voted to approve items generating an estimated revenue of more than $2.2 million during the April 2024 Board of Land Commissioners (Land Board) meeting. Read more at Sec. of State Jacobsen’s website →

Secretary of State announces acquisition of Missouri Headwaters State Park – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen joined her fellow commissioners on the Montana Land Board in unanimously approving an acquisition to the Missouri Headwaters State Park. The Land Board voted 5-0 to approve the acquisition of nearly 26 acres. Read more HiLineToday.com →

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

Superintendent Arntzen Sends Letter on Biden’s Dangerous Title IX Changes to Montana Education Leaders – “The new federal Department of Education Title IX rules take a sledgehammer to our nation’s freedom of speech, parental rights, and due process rights with a radically woke redefinition of sex. This is another top-down Biden mandate that disregards states’ rights. I will continue to fight for Montana’s women, girls, and values.” – Superintendent Elsie ArntzenRead more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

Superintendent Arntzen Blasts Organizations for Stalling Educational Opportunities – “I have always been and will continue to be a fierce advocate for transparency, parental rights, and expanding educational choices for our children.” – Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Read more on the Montana Office of Public Instruction website →

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Busse Bashes Kalispell and Praises AOC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

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MONTANA – Yesterday, the Republican Governor’s Association released a video that showed just how out of touch Ryan Busse really is with Montanans. From bashing his hometown of Kalispell to praising AOC, Busse continues to insult Montanans.

The Busse campaign has adopted the phrase “Get your Montana back.” Based on the statements made in this video, what Montana is he trying to get back?

  • A Montana that burdens hard working parents by making childcare more expensive?
  • Or a Montana that will listen to the likes of AOC and Jamie Raskin who support abolishing ICE while illegal immigrants pour across our southern border trafficking fentanyl and pursuing a green new deal agenda sure to ruin the Montana way of life.
  • If Ryan Busse can’t even say good things about his hometown of Kalispell, what makes him think he can earn the support of all Montanans?

A mid-February survey of likely Montana voters revealed 52% of voters would vote for Governor Gianforte, with only 30% voting for Democrat Ryan Busse. SurveyUSA conducted the poll on behalf of NonStop Local ABC-FOX.

If this is the best the Democratic Governors Association and Montana Democrats can do, we wish them luck.

Transcript:

“I’m not embarrassed about anything I’m running on. Go put it on YouTube. Put it on every single channel, Greg, I’m watching ya.

We’ve got to find ways to make childcare more expensive.

The two smartest people I’ve testified in front of and prepared with are AOC and Jamie Raskin.

I live in Kalispell. Some of you might have heard, it’s not the most enlightened political place in the world.

The Democratic Governors Association believes that we can win.”

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