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Montana Democrats' Statement on the Senate Health Care Bill

Helena – Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement on the Senate health care bill: "After weeks of political backroom wheeling and dealing in Washington, we finally know why Republicans wanted to keep their cruel health care plan a secret: it would sell out thousand…

Montana Dems Get Gianforte New Suit for First Day in Congress

Helena – Today, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte – who, after infamously picking up another person, slamming him to the ground, and then punching him, blamed it on the victim – will be sworn into Congress. To celebrate the occasion, the Montana Democratic Party mailed him a gift. Everyone knows you need plenty o…

Where is Daines on Health Care?

Helena – While 13 men in the Senate continue to work on a partisan backroom health care deal that will likely do nothing to lower costs and increase accessibility for Montanans, Sen. Steve Daines himself continues to be inaccessible to Montanans on this critical issue. Only 26 percent of Montanans support the House health care bi…

Did Matt Rosendale Do Any Actual Work on His DC Trip?

Helena – Yesterday, Marylander Matt Rosendale was back in his familiar East Coast confines, making it no secret about being in Washington, as he alternately tweeted from his taxpayer-funded and campaign Twitter pages. Rosendale said he was there talking to “senators” about health care, but he only actually named one s…

If Judge Fagg Is Planning to Run for Congress, He Should Just Say So

Helena – Yellowstone County District Judge Russell Fagg, a former state legislator who announced last week he was planning to retire in October, curiously attended the state Republican Party convention this past weekend.According to Tom Lutey in the Billings Gazette, Fagg is a potential candidate for Senate in 2018, though he has…

Here’s a List of Some Members of Congress Who Were NOT Convicted of Assault But Still Resigned

Helena – It doesn’t sound like convicted criminal Greg Gianforte will step down after pleading guilty to assaulting another man while a candidate for Congress. According to witnesses, Gianforte picked up another man by the neck using both hands, and slammed him to the ground before punching and yelling at him. He broke the man&#…

Montana Democrats: Greg Gianforte Needs to Resign

Helena – Today, Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party, released the following statement after Greg Gianforte’s sentencing for assault in court this morning: “The people of Montana need a representative in Congress. They do not need a criminal. A man who assaults another person then lies abou…

Hey Greg Gianforte – Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Helena – Last night, in the middle of the NBA Finals on the night before one of the biggest hearings in Washington in years – and two full weeks after he assaulted another man – New Jersey multimillionaire and alleged criminal Greg Gianforte decided it was time to apologize to his victim. In his note, Gianforte admitt…

Montana Democratic Party on the Passing of Ron Moody

This past Saturday we lost a friend, statesman, and lifelong democrat.  Ron Moody served as the Chair of the Fergus County Democrats and as a Commissioner on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Board. Ron was a strong voice of our democratic values, especially when it came to conservation and wildlife issues. A champion of clean ai…

Can Greg Gianforte Adequately Represent Montana in Congress?

Helena – After four months of no representative in the U.S. House, Montanans deserve representation. But Greg Gianforte’s assault charge will have lasting repercussions, including the likely fact that he is shunned in Washington and not given any position of significance or influence on the Hill, hurting the people who matter mo…

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