Debate Recap: Two Different Visions for Montana

Bullock Promotes Montana Values and Slams Gianforte for Lobbying for Sales Tax, Privatizing Education, Outsourcing Jobs, and Trying to Buy Election

Montanans heard two different visions for Montana during Saturday night’s final gubernatorial debate.

“Montana is not for sale,” Bullock told Montanans. “Not our public lands.  Not our resources.  Not our education system, and not our State Capitol.”


Bullock added that Montana should work for everyone and that you shouldn’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy the outdoors, get a good education, or be able to support your family.

New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte has a very different vision for Montana, and has a long history of fighting himself, not hard-working Montanans.

Under Steve Bullock's leadership, Montana has the 6th best business tax climate and the fairest tax system in the nation.

Gianforte lobbied to impose a statewide sales tax in Montana and is pushing for massive tax cuts for millionaires like himself at the expense of our balanced budget.

Under Bullock’s leadership, Montana’s high school graduation rates are at an all-time high and he worked across the aisle record levels of funding for Montana’s public schools.

Gianforte supports policies that will take money away from public education and give it to private schools.

Creating Jobs
Under Bullock’s leadership, incomes in Montana are growing faster than any state in the nation and more Montanans are working than ever before in the state’s history.

Gianforte on the other hand, has outsourced Montana jobs to India and Armenia, and Forbes Magazine said that Gianforte’s company took “the concept of outsourcing to new levels.”

Stream Access
Steve Bullock fought to defend Montana’s stream access laws and preserve public access to Montana’s outdoor enthusiasts.

Gianforte filed a lawsuit against the people of Montana and tried to eliminate a public stream access easement near his property and supports groups that want to sell off our public lands to the highest bidder.

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