BOZEMAN, Mont. – In an historic election, Steve Daines was decisively chosen by the people of Montana to serve as the state’s next United States Senator. Daines’ election marks first time in more than a century that a Republican will hold this Senate seat.
Surrounded by hundreds of supporters, friends and family members in Bozeman, Daines pledged to make good on his promise to serve as an independent voice in Senate, focused on always putting Montanans and Montana values first.
“As Montana’s next United States Senator, I will be a strong, independent voice for the people of Montana and will always put Montana first,” Daines stated this evening. “Hardworking Montana families are tired of the partisanship and gridlock in Washington – they want to see solutions that grow more, good-paying jobs and make government more efficient, accountable and effective. Tonight, Montanans sent a strong message that we need new, independent leadership in Washington that puts Montanans and Montana values first. It’s time to get the U.S. Senate working for the people of Montana and for America.”
Daines, who announced his candidacy for Senate in November 2013, has traveled to all 56 Montana counties sharing his positive message of more jobs and less government. Montanans have shown resounding support for Daines’ results-oriented and solutions-focused campaign and strong record of reaching across the aisle to get things done for Montana.
A lifelong sportsman, Daines has been endorsed by and received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. He has also received strong support from Montana small businesses, earning the endorsements of the Montana and U.S Chambers of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Daines has also received the backing of all major Montana newspapers that made endorsements in the 2014 U.S. Senate race, including the Billings Gazette, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, and the Helena Independent Record.
Steve Daines is a fifth generation Montanan who worked for nearly three decades in the private sector before being elected as Montana’s Representative in 2012. Daines served as Vice President of RightNow Technologies, a Bozeman-based software company, where he helped create hundreds of good-paying Montana jobs. Daines and his wife Cindy live in Bozeman and are the proud parents parents of four children.