Montana Democrats Praise Denise Juneau's Run for Congress
In response to Denise Juneau's announcement that she will challenge Rep. Ryan Zinke for Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Montana Democratic Party released the following statement:
"It took less than a year for Rep. Zinke to prove that he would rather be Speaker of the House than represent Montanans," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. "The House of Representatives has been a circus lately, and Montanans need a leader like Denise who will fix it, rather than Zinke who has only been a part of it. I join Montanans from across the state in supporting Denise in her campaign to fight for Montana's working families and to expand economic opportunity for all."
Denise Juneau has served as Montana's Superintendent of Public Instruction for seven years, and is a sitting member on Montana's Land Board.
Juneau was the first American Indian woman elected to a statewide office, and would be the first American Indian woman in Congress. She would be only the second woman in Montana’s history to serve in Congress.