Commissioner Picks Clinton after Obama’s Gun Comments

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy says he is endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton, citing Barack Obama’s recent comments on guns and religion.

Obama told a group in San Francisco that some rural voters are bitter and “cling to guns or religion.”

Kennedy says the comments solidified his support for Clinton.

He says Montanans aren’t clinging to guns or religion because they’re part of the state’s heritage.

Kennedy says Obama showed a disconnect with rural Montana when he made the comments.

Both Obama and Clinton are ramping up their operations in Montana with staff and offices, preparing for the last primary in the nation.

Obama has received support from three of the state’s eight superdelegates. Clinton so far has none of those key endorsements.