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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ICYMI: Jon Tester Drives A Prius

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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
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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

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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

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

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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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Busse Bashes Kalispell and Praises AOC

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April 24, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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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MTGOP CHAIRMAN DON “K” KALTSCHMIDT SLAMS MTDEMS FOR REMAINING SILENT AFTER IRAN’S ATTACK AGAINST ISRAEL

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April 17, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt issued the following statement as the Montana Democratic Party continues to remain silent after Iran’s unprecedented attack against Israel:

“The Montana Democrat Party’s silence on Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel tells Montanans everything they need to know. Instead of standing in solidarity with one of our greatest allies, Montana Democrats would rather pander to far-left extremists in their own party and America’s enemies abroad.”

“Republicans know that Iran’s latest attack on Israel is just another sign of the Biden Administration’s disastrous foreign policy, which has now completely destabilized the Middle East. I’d like to remind Montanans that President Trump is the one who secured a historic deal through the Abraham Accords to advance peace and prosperity in the region – then Biden burned it all down.”

“One thing is clear; while the Montana Republican Party will vocally condemn Iran’s attack against Israel and continue to unequivocally support Israel’s right to defend itself, the Montana Democrat Party is actively choosing to remain silent.”

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Montana Republican Party Welcomes Back Donald Trump Jr.

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April 12, 2024
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement after Donald Trump Jr. announced he is heading to Missoula, Montana:

“The MTGOP is thrilled to welcome back Donald Trump Jr. to the Great State of Montana. He’s a true patriot and knows the road to taking back our country this year runs through Montana, which means Republican victories will be crucial to taking back the White House and U.S. Senate,” Chairman Kaltschmidt said.

“Montanans are looking forward to sending President Trump back to the White House for four more years. President Trump has a proven record of success and his America First agenda is what Montanans want to see in a president. Montana is Trump country and together we will Make America Great Again!”

Donald Trump Jr. will be at the University of Montana on April 28th for the Protecting Freedom Event. The event is being hosted by the MAC-PAC. For more information or tickets to the event, visit mac-pac.com.

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Tester’s New Ad Can’t Hide Support for Biden’s Border Bloodbath

Two-faced Jon Tester (D-MT) just came out with a new ad trying to distance himself from Joe Biden’s border bloodbath, but Tester can’t continue to pull the wool over voters’ eyes by hiding his voting record.

While Jon Tester desperately claims he’s worked with Republicans to secure the border, his voting record paints a VERY different picture. Two-faced Tester has a record of supporting Joe Biden’s disastrous open-border policies, which have led to an invasion at the Southern border.

“Montanans have had enough of two-faced Tester’s lies. His voting record and support for Joe Biden have aided and abetted an invasion of our country – there’s no doubt about it. Come November, Montanans are going to retire Jon Tester for good and help put a stop to Biden’s border bloodbath.” – Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt.

Background:

  • Jon Tester has voted against the Laken Riley Act, ending sanctuary cities, halting grants for amnesty to illegal aliens, and stopping Biden’s secret migrant flights.
  • Jon Tester votes with Joe Biden 91% of the time.
  • Tester: Biden has “helped” secure the border.
  • Other two-faced Tester votes.