Top Ten Questions Montanans Need to Ask Daines about His Self-Serving Record

 Daines Hides from Montanans, Dodges Questions about Record in Washington

(Helena, MT) – As Senator John Walsh crisscrossed the state talking with seniors, students, sportsmen and sportswomen, Congressman Steve Daines denied Montanans the chance to ask him questions about his self-serving record in Washington during the two week recess.
Daines claims he is “too busy” to participate in a primary debate for his run for U.S. Senate, but he was scarcely seen in the state during the two-week recess. Daines has failed to disclose his public schedule.
Over the course of two weeks, Daines held only five public appearances. Montanans are still seeking answers from Daines for his self-serving agenda in Washington.
Here are the top ten questions Montanans need to ask Daines about his self-serving record:

  1. Why have you denied Montanans the opportunity to ask you questions?
  2. Why are you hiding from your self-serving record in Washington?
  3. What did you do while you were home in Montana if not meeting with constituents?
  4. Why don’t you disclose your public schedule like Senator John Walsh and Senator Jon Tester?
  5. Why did you vote to raise taxes on the middle class while giving tax breaks to yourself and your millionaire friends?
  6. Why don’t you have the courage to stand up to your party bosses and Washington special interests?
  7. Why did you vote to increase costs on seniors and turn Medicare into a voucher system while voting for tax breaks for yourself?
  8. Why do you believe men should be able to make their own health care decisions, but not women?
  9. Why did you vote to sell off Montana’s public lands even though Montanans oppose any plan to sell public lands?
  10. How do you justify gutting Pell grants and increasing student loan interest rates while giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas? 

“It’s no wonder Congressman Daines is hiding from his self-serving record in Washington --he’s voted to privatize Medicare, increase the cost of a college education, deny women the right to make their own healthcare decisions, and sell off Montana’s public lands,” said Bryan Watt, spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. “Over the past two weeks Daines was a coward for not talking with Montanans. Montanans deserves better.” 


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