MTGOP Statement on Cooney’s Run for Governor

Chairman of the Montana Republican Party, Don “K,” released the following statement today after Lt. Governor Mike Cooney announced he will run for Governor in 2020:

Mike Cooney is the very definition of a bureaucrat and career politician, having been born in Washington D.C. and spending over 43 years of his life fighting for big government and even a sales tax in Montana. As we watch Gov. Bullock march further to the left by embracing universal background checks, gun bans, sanctuary cities and open borders, and job-killing policies that will shut down Colstrip, Mike Cooney faces the following choice: Will he follow in Bullock’s newfound liberal positions or run away from these far-left radical beliefs that threaten our liberties and Montana way of life.”