RELEASE: Daines Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Today in Bozeman at a special event for supporters, family and friends, Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) announced his intentions to run as a candidate for United States Senate.

At today’s event and in an online video sent to grassroots supporters, Daines shared his concerns about the challenges facing the nation and his commitment to overcoming them through Montana-driven solutions.

“We must change direction, for the sake of our children, and our country. We need to get back to the core principles that made America great—the values we’re raised with as Montanans. The challenges are great, and I am committed to doing everything I can to help us overcome them,” Daines stated in the video announcement. “That’s why I am humbly asking for your support in our campaign for the United States Senate. As a fifth generation Montanan, a small businessman, a husband and a father, and the son of a U.S. marine, I promise to honor our Montana heritage, to always act as your voice, and to fight everyday to make sure America’s best days are ahead.”

The full video can be found here.

Steve Daines was elected to serve as Montana’s Representative in 2012 after winning 48 of Montana’s 56 counties. A fifth-generation Montanan, Daines holds more than 28 years of private sector experience. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Bozeman and are the parents of four children.

 

Full script for Daines U.S. Senate announcement video:

As a fifth generation Montanan, spending time in Washington, D.C. was never high on my list of things to do. But as the parents of four, my wife Cindy and I knew we had to do more than just talk about America being on the wrong track— we had to do something. 

Today, after a year as your Representative, my concern about the direction of our country has only deepened. It’s worse than I thought.

Folks in Washington are more interested in playing politics than finding solutions to big problems. Wasteful spending is mortgaging the future of the next generation. America’s natural resources are being squandered, leading to more dependence on foreign countries. ObamaCare is taking away your freedom to choose the healthcare that is best for you, and your family, increasing costs and jeopardizing jobs

We must change direction, for the sake of our children, and our country. We need to get back to the core principles that made America great—the values we’re raised with as Montanans.

The challenges are great, and I am committed to doing everything I can to help us overcome them. That’s why I am humbly asking for your support in our campaign for the United States Senate.

As a fifth generation Montanan, a small businessman, a husband and a father, and the son of a U.S. marine, I promise to honor our Montana heritage, to always act as your voice, and to fight everyday to make sure America’s best days are ahead.

 

ABOUT STEVE

Steve Daines is a fifth generation Montanan, life-long sportsman and father of four serving the people of Montana in Congress. Steve is committed to always putting Montana first as he works to bring real change to Washington and fights for common sense solutions to get our country back on track. Learn More.

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