Rather than risk an embarrassing loss Thursday, Washington Republicans have gone all in on Montana’s special congressional election. Quist’s campaign raised a remarkable $5 million, mostly from grass-roots donors.
“The Trump train is chugging along in Montana”, Gianforte said.
If this race is close, some Democrats have asked, why hasn’t the national party spent more money here? Bernie Sanders and Republican Vice President Mike Pence will have minimal effect given the number of people who have already voted.
Both parties’ candidates have embraced some national figures to boost their turnout.
With voters less than a day away from heading to the polls for a special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Montana, President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall making a last-minute pitch for the Republican candidate.
Even if Montana officials could do something about robo-calls, the caller could conceivably claim that the state’s ban is violating his or her free speech on campaigns.
“I believe in energy and Bernie Sanders is the icing on the cake in terms of pushing that energy”, he added.
Recent polls suggest Quist has cut Gianforte’s lead to single digits, giving Montana Democrats hope of capturing a seat they haven’t held in decades. And that’s why I’m humbly asking for your help over the next couple of days.
“I know you are here because you are supporters, so I want to say thank you”.
Neither party is enamored with their candidate, but say the other side’s may be worse.
Republicans: Did we have to do too much to win? . But it’s a close race, because Greg Gianforte is a clown.
Quist’s final ads are 30- and 60-second versions of the same basic message about the devastating effect the Republican plan would have on people with pre-existing conditions. “In Montana Race, a Republican Is Following the Trump Playbook”.
He also told MTN News last week that it would “kick off” the 70,000 Montanans covered by expanded Medicaid.
“Nancy Pelosi in a cowboy hat”, jibed one spot, tying Quist to the liberalism of Democrats’ House leader. The Republican National Committee spent $16,939 on Gianforte phone calls May 20-21.
“We’ve been doing as much as we can locally”, Chase said.
Republicans, led by CLF, have hammered Quist for his personal financial troubles, trying to paint a picture of an irresponsible big-spender.
“I think Rob Quist is so liberal that he’s going to have a hard time winning that race”. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a friend and former business partner of Gianforte’s, told the Daily News.
Asked about the disparity between his public and private comments, Gianforte said he was “thankful” GOP lawmakers had taken the first step toward repealing and replacing the federal health care law, but did not endorse specific legislation. Montana is decidedly Republican, but key races can go two ways, as the governor’s race showed. But there is some disagreement on exactly how far ahead Gianforte is at this point.
Gianforte says there’s one aspect of the bill he likes: It gives states more flexibility to design their own variations on the aforementioned coverage rules.
“Hopefully we’re going to win”, Sen. Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester, though not among the wealthiest in that august group, isn’t in the poorhouse either, with a net worth north of $1 million as of 2010.