Lee Newspapers: Zinke, Daines call for unity in GOP convention speeches

On Saturday night, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, who is running for the U.S. Senate, also called for party unity.

“We must remain united in our fight,” Daines said in remarks prepared for delivery. “We can’t win the election if we don’t first persuade more people and build new coalitions. We must first persuade before we can win. It’s more about fly-fishing, than spear fishing.”

Daines said the Senate race is about each person and the future of the state and nation.

“We have the opportunity to create high-paying jobs…and keep our kids and grandkids here in Montana,” he said.

Daines said Montana values are under attack by the policies of President Barack Obama and his administration.

The Republican Senate candidate said the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, must be stopped.

Daines noted that at the first Senate debate on June 14, his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Walsh, said the jury was out on Obamacare.

“Well, I have news for appointed Senator Walsh: the jury is in and Montanans have rendered a verdict: They don’t want Obamacare,” Daines said.

He went onto say that Republicans can’t change Washington and stop Obama without growing their majority in the House and electing Zinke, “a proven leader, a decorated Navy SEAL with an MBA (master’s degree in business administration) in finance who will stand for Montana.”

It’s critical that Republicans take back the Senate, Daines said.

“American people fired Nancy Pelosi in 2010,” he said. “It’s time we fire Harry Reid in 2014. Harry Reid and appointed Senator John Walsh are all too willing to rubber-stamp Obama’s reckless agenda.”


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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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