I have Gianforte fatigue. When the last election ended, I was greatly relieved to see the end of the incessant, negative, misleading Gianforte ads. He is back again, dragging out the Nancy Pelosi boogeyman and trying to scare the hell out of people. The endless onslaught of attack ads has gone beyond annoying.
Statistics show that 58 percent of Montanans don’t hunt and I am venturing a guess that many more would not consider prairie dog hunting to be a desirable recreational activity. However, most of us like to hike, fish and recreate on our public lands and don’t want them locked up, sold, transferred or managed by anyone else. As much as he likes to deny it, Gianforte sued the state to deny access to public land.
They say clothes make the man. Gianforte’s extensive camouflage collection and very practical safety glasses won’t change the fact that he is a millionaire from New Jersey, trying to pass himself off as a real Montanan. I prefer a made-in-Montana candidate who understands how hard it is to make a living here and tough decisions must be made when the bills add up. Rob Quist understands the importance of health care that works for everyone, and will protect women’s reproductive rights. He believes in equal pay for equal work and will not treat corporations as people. The choice is clear – a Montanan who will work for us or an out of state millionaire trying to buy a seat in Congress. My choice is Quist.