Steve Daines has rocketed from the unknown to being the face of the Montana Republican Party and the favorite to take a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic control for a century, all before completing a full term in Congress.
To hear the Bozeman Republican tell it, his rise is the product of “old-fashioned retail politics” that still matter in the vast smallness of Montana. That means heading to far-out places, getting to know people over coffee and listening to their problems.
“I’ve got a grill guard on my truck and we travel all over Montana,” he told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
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