KANSAS GUN GRABBER RYAN BUSSE CHOOSES FAILED ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE RAPH GRAYBILL FOR LT. GOVERNOR

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February 20, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Kansas Gun Grabber and Democrat candidate for Governor has selected failed Attorney General Candidate Raph Graybill. Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after the announcement:

“Liberal lawyer Raph Graybill has spent his entire career appeasing to the far-left. Montana voters have already rejected him when he lost his bid for Attorney General in 2020 by 17 points and they will reject him again in 2024.”

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MONTANA REPUBLICANS ARE EVEN MORE FIRED UP FOR THIS ELECTION YEAR AFTER WINTER KICK-OFF

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February 12, 2024
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Chairman Kaltschmidt

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after a successful Winter Kick-Off event:

“Over the weekend, the Montana Republicans officially kicked off the 2024 campaign season. It was great to see hundreds of Republicans travel from across the state, all focused on advancing our conservative agenda, protecting our majorities, and working to get more Republicans in office – at every level of Government,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

“Our Montana Victory team held several successful trainings that were full of County Central Committee members, grassroots activists, and candidates from all levels. The RNC Political Director Elliot Echols and Montana Victory State Director Sierra Heitkamp wrapped up the weekend by providing a presentation on the National and Statewide Bank Your Vote Effort.”

“This cycle, the Montana Republican Party is not going to leave a single race behind. We are focused and will do everything in our power to fight back against the Biden-Tester agenda and secure Republican victories. Montana is the battleground for the biggest senate race in state history, and Republicans made it loud and clear they are ready to finally retire Jon Tester from his senate career!”

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MTGOP EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES TO ENDORSE CONGRESSMAN ZINKE’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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February 9, 2024
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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after the Montana Republican Party Executive Board voted to endorse Congressman Ryan Zinke‘s re-elect campaign:

“Congressman Zinke has hit the ground working since his first day back in office and I look forward to seeing him continue that work after his re-election this year. He’s used his seat on House Appropriations to roll back woke, anti-jobs policies and curb the spending in DC that has driven up prices here in Montana,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

“He’s the experienced legislator Montana needs fighting for our way of life and that’s been shown in his efforts to delist the grizzly, increase responsible forest management, be a voice for our veterans, and defend our God-given rights that his opponent Monica Tranel has made clear she would sell out to eco-maniacs on her first day. The MTGOP looks forward to fighting with Zinke to keep people like Tranel out of public office.”

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MTGOP STATEMENT ON VETERANS DAY

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November 11, 2023
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement honoring those who have served our great nation on this Veterans Day:

“Today, Montanans are gathering across our great state to honor the men and women who have so bravely served in the United States Armed Forces. Montana is proud to be home to one of the highest per capita populations of veterans in the United States, with nearly 90,000 veterans calling Montana home,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said

“As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps myself, I understand the sacrifices our service members and their families make to allow us to remain free. To all of Montana’s veterans, thank you for your service and for defending our freedoms. May we never forget that freedom is not free and may God bless the United States of America.”

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MTGOP EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES TO ENDORSE AG KNUDSEN’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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November 10, 2023
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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after the executive board voted to endorse Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s re-election campaign:

“As Attorney General, Austin Knudsen has been holding criminals accountable, supporting the brave men and women of Montana law enforcement and fighting back against the disastrous Biden agenda. He has brought Montana to the forefront in the fight to protect the Constitution, uphold the rule of law and help keep our communities safe,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said

“His Democrat opponent is a millionaire trial attorney with deep ties to the liberal legal establishment that is out of touch with the people of our state.”

“Montanans know they can count on AG Knudsen to stand up for our rights, fight overbearing federal mandates and uphold our Constitution-and they will once again elect him to serve as our Attorney General.”

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MTGOP EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES TO ENDORSE MONTANA’S SECRETARY OF STATE CHRISTI JACOBSEN’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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November 10, 2023
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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after the Montana Republican Party Executive Board voted to endorse Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen’s re-election campaign:

“Since taking office, Secretary Jacobsen has led the charge in when it comes supporting Montanas small businesses and upholding the integrity of our elections,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said

“She leads with character, heart, and resiliency. We look forward to her serving Montanans and delivering results for another four years.”

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NEW MTGOP Ad Campaign: Two Faced Tester

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November 7, 2023
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Today the Montana GOP released a new advertising campaign called Two Faced Tester. The campaign holds Jon Tester accountable for failing to uphold the ethics promises he made to Montanans.

Jon Tester promised he’d be clean up Washington. Since then, he hid meetings with lobbyistslet them write his bills and steered billions of taxpayer dollars to companies whose lobbyists bankroll his campaign. Tester claims he wants to ban former lawmakers from becoming lobbyists, but he has taken over $100,000 from former lawmakers turned registered lobbyists.

Jon Tester, the #1 recipient of lobbyist cash, has turned into everything he ran against to get elected.

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MTGOP STATEMENT ON JOINT ELECTION INTEGRITY LAWSUIT

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October 24, 2023
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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement in regard to the joint election integrity lawsuit filed today with the Republican National Committee to ban a person from “double voting” and having multiple voter registrations:

“Basic election safeguards drive up voter confidence. Left-wing groups are trying to make Montana elections less secure, and Republicans won’t allow that to happen. We’re proud to join with the RNC in filing this intervention and look forward to fighting this battle in court for Montanans,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

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MTGOP CHAIRMAN DON “K” KALTSCHMIDT SLAMS MTDEMS FOR REMAINING SILENT ON HAMAS TERRORIST ATTACKS

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October 18, 2023
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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after the Montana Democratic Party has remained silent for over a week as the brazen attacks on Israel from the Iranian-backed Hamas Terrorists continue:

“The fact that the Montana Democratic Party has the audacity to not stand up for Israel and unequivocally condemn these horrific acts of terrorism is heinous. In recent days, the world has watched in horror as Hamas terrorists massacre families in their homes, slaughter hundreds of innocent children and kidnap both Israelis and Americans, who are now being held as hostages,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

“The Montana Democratic Party’s silence is disgraceful, and they need to make it clear that Hamas terrorist activities are totally unacceptable and need worldwide condemnation. There is never any justification for terrorism. Despite the Democrats’ weakness, one thing is clear, The Montana Republican Party will always stand with Israel.”

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STATEMENT ON ATTACKS ON ISRAEL

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October 11, 2023
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement after the recent attacks on Israel from the Iranian-backed Hamsas terrorists:

“The Montana Republican Party stands with our strongest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Hamas terrorists have brutally murdered, injured, and kidnapped more than a thousand innocent Israelis. This includes, at last count, 22 American lives lost during this onslaught of attacks. The actions that have taken place since Saturday morning are acts of war. Israel has every right to defend itself and its people. We stand with our ally and remain committed to supporting Israel as it defends itself,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

“We call for the refreezing of the $6 Billion sent to Iran thanks to Joe Biden. Our prayers go out to all those impacted by these horrific acts.”

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BEN ALKE CAN’T KEEP HIS STORY STRAIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2023
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Why is Ben Alke running for Montana Attorney General? It turns out, he doesn’t even know why. Alke gave two different Montana media outlets two completely different reasons for running for Attorney General-proving he actually has no idea why he is running for office.

The millionaire trial lawyer told Lee Newspapers he made the decision to run because of a recent meritless complaint filed against Attorney General Austin Knudsen. On July 25th of this year, Alke provided the Commissioner of Political Practices with the required paperwork for his statement of candidacy, despite the complaint not becoming public until early September.

Alke proceeded to tell another media organization that he had nothing to do with the complaint and no prior knowledge of it.

The fact that Alke submitted his CoPP documentation in July and the complaint was made public in September makes it clear Alke is not an honest broker. Alke is in this race to seek power and influence, not to serve the people of Montana.

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ETHICS VIOLATIONS PILE UP AGAINST JON TESTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2023
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

A new NBC News report details how Jon Tester has broken yet another campaign promise, taking over $100,000 from former politicians turned lobbyists despite promising Montanans he wouldn’t.

This is just the latest report to show ethics violations and broken promises piling up against Tester–from hiding meetings with lobbyists to failing to publish his full public schedule.

Read more here:

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