Daines Campaign Statement on Eastern Montana U.S. Senate Debate

SIDNEY, Mont. – Eastern Montanans enthusiastically supported Steve Daines’ positive message of more jobs and less government at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate in Sidney, Montana.

“Montanans saw a clear contrast tonight between a candidate committed to solving the challenges facing our Eastern Montana communities, and a candidate solely focused on partisan bickering and political gamesmanship. Steve Daines demonstrated his strong record of fighting for Montana jobs and Montana middle class families, and clearly outlined a positive vision for securing Montana’s future. By contrast, Amanda Curtis’s radical views were on full display as she doubled-down on her support of President Obama’s extreme, anti-energy agenda, defended the death tax, and promoted her strong opposition of Montanans’ Second Amendment rights,” said Daines for Montana campaign manager Jason Thielman. “Our Eastern Montana communities are a key foundation of our state’s economy and natural resource industry, and they face unique challenges and opportunities that Montana’s next U.S. Senator will need to urgently address. It is clear that the only candidate in this race that will work for the people of Eastern Montana and fight to grow good-paying Montana energy jobs is Steve Daines.”

The focus of the debate was energy, agriculture, infrastructure needs, and the opportunities and challenges that come with increased natural resource development in Eastern Montana.

Tonight’s debate, which was sponsored by Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and held at the Sidney Events Center, marked the first U.S. Senate debate in recent history to be held in Eastern Montana. The Daines campaign strongly advocated for a Senate debate in an Eastern Montana community so that the opportunities and challenges facing this part of the state would be heard.



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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