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Steve Daines Makes Contradicting Claims About Montana Roots

Show Your Birth Certificate, Steve!

Steve Daines Makes Contradicting Claims About Montana Roots

As Congressman Grasps At Ties To Adopted State, He Confuses Facts & Himself 

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Democratic Party today called on Congressman Steve Daines, who claims in his latest TV ad to be a “fifth-generation Montanan,” to clear up confusion about his roots by releasing his birth certificate.

Daines’ latest ad asserts he “grew up in Bozeman, a fifth-generation Montanan,” which directly contradicts earlier versions of his biography when he claimed: “I’m a third-generation Montanan, kind of that classic Montana kid.”

The Congressman is so desperate for ties to Montana that he’s confused the facts and himself.

The problem? Daines was actually born in southern California.

The Montana Democratic Party said a simple release of Daines’ birth certificate will clear up any confusion for Montanans.

“No matter what generation Congressman Daines claims to be, he’s a stranger to both the facts and Montana values – and Montanans deserve the truth,” said Bryce Bennett, a fifth generation Montanan. “Montanans can’t afford a Washington politician who thinks he can get away with fooling the people he’s supposed to represent.”

Congressman Daines has to get his bio straight. Unfortunately, the facts are not his strongest suit:

  • Congressman Daines claims to be a job creator, but he helped set up factories in China for Procter and Gamble while it shut down four U.S. plants and eliminated 1,800 American Jobs. P&G now outsources labor to other countries.
     
  •  Congressman Daines says he wants to pass a balanced budget, but continues to play partisan games – he even demanded the 16-day federal shutdown that cost Montana and its small businesses $45 million.
     
  • Congressman Daines wants to bring Montana common sense to Washington. Still, he votes – in the words of the state’s largest newspaper –  against the common-sense choice for America,” opposing bills that would protect the full faith and credit of the United States.
     
  • Congressman Daines professes to care about Montana but his actions hurt Montanans, like his support for the radical Ryan Budget that would have privatized Medicare and raised taxes by an average of $3,000 for families making less than $200,000.