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    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) grilled Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Department of the Interior (DOI), on her thoughts about wildlife management during a confirmation hearing Tuesday. Daines asked Haaland about the Endangered Species Act and whether she supports returning wildlife management to the states during an Energy Committee hearing on Haaland’s qualifications to serve as DOI secretary. Haaland said that science should “of course” serve as the basis for those decisions. The Montana conservative asked Haaland if she knew the Grizzly Bear’s recovery period in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, to which she said that she did not. Daines said in response that the “most conservative estimate” reveals the grizzly bear population is well above the recovery period to take the bear species off of the endangered species list and allow states such as Montana to better manage their wildlife. He further noted that, despite...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) led a letter Friday with 47 other pro-life senators to pledge to Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) they will be unified in blocking any bill that undermines pro-life protections, including one that would attempt to repeal the Hyde Amendment. Daines, the chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, said in a statement about the letter sent to Schumer: We have a message for Democratic Leader Schumer: we will vote to block any radical, pro-abortion agenda. That includes any bill that undermines the Hyde Amendment and other longstanding pro-life protections. I’m glad to have 47 of my pro-life Senate colleagues join me in this fight. We’re in the fight for life together. Joined 47 of my pro-life Senate colleagues to send a clear message to Schumer: We will vote to block any pro-abortion agenda. This includes any bill that undermines the Hyde Amendment & other pro-life protections. We will never stop fighting for life.https://t.co/GR2HDkMlzn —...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) sent out an email on Thursday celebrating the passage of an amendment in the budget resolution to restart the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to preserve jobs and energy independence — including two Democrats who voted for it. “Following passage of his amendment showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called on his Democratic colleagues to join his legislation to authorize its construction,” the email said. “I’m glad to see my amendment in support of the Keystone XL pipeline pass the Senate,” Daines said in a statement. “To the Senate Democrats who voted yes, your support can’t stop here. Now it’s time to cosponsor my bill to authorize the project.” “Montana and our country need this pipeline,” Daines said. “Our workers need this pipeline. Americans have already been given the pink slip. Their paychecks—gone. Let’s pass my bill and get it...
    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Tuesday said President Joe Bidens executive order on the Keystone XL Pipeline "take(s) us back to the 70s" regarding energy policy, bringing with it higher oil prices, inflation, loss of jobs, and national security implications. Daines ridiculed Biden, and Democrats as a whole, on Newsmax TV for their stance on the pipeline and other energy issues, saying the party is beholden to radical leftists. "Many of us remember what happened back in the 1970s, back when we were dependent on the Middle East for oil," Danes, 58, told "Spicer & Co." "Thank God for American energy innovation that has allowed us to reverse that. And now we are independent. "But the actions of the Biden administration take us back to the 70s: higher oil prices, inflation, loss of jobs, but the national security implications cant be overstated. Were in such a strong position as a nation because of independence in...
    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines on Friday criticized President Joe Biden’s administration over the rejection of TC Energy’s concessions offered to keep plans for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in place. Daines appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” and was asked by host Bill Hemmer about the offer from the company that runs the pipeline, which included “10,000 American union construction jobs, steel pipe made in the U.S, $10 million in green job training fund, $500 million for indigenous suppliers and jobs, and 100% renewable power to operate the pipeline within 8 to 10 years.” (RELATED: Is The Keystone XL Pipeline Actually Bad For The Environment?) “I think it’s all part of President Biden’s Saudi Arabia first plan. It looks like he cares more about workers in Saudi Arabia than the workers in America,” Daines said. “This is going to have a direct effect on the pocket books...
    MONTANA Republican Senator Steve Daines and his wife Cindy have been married for over 30 years. Daines has been serving as senator for Montana since he was sworn into office in January 2015. 5Cindy and Steve DainesCredit: Instagram Who is Senator Steve Daines? Steve Daines is a fifth-generation Montanan, born on August 20, 1962. Daines grew up in Bozeman, Montana, and attended public school in the Bozeman area. He graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering. 5Steve and Cindy Daines celebrating ChristmasCredit: Instagram 5The couple have been married for 33 yearsCredit: Instagram He spent 13 years in a management role for Procter & Gamble, and then returned to Bozeman in 1997 to work in a family construction business. In 2012, Daines was elected to serve as Montana's US representative. He served as Montana's representative for two years, before winning the open US Senate seat for the state in...
    Who introduced you to hunting/the shooting sports and at what age? As a fifth-generation Montanan, hunting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started off shooting gophers in Montana when I was eight years old, with a Winchester .22. Describe your most recent hunting/shooting sports activity? With whom? Killed a nice buck antelope in October with my 6.5 PRC with 143g Hornady ELDX. Then helped my wife kill a very nice muley with the same gun, a month later. Describe your favorite shooting sport/hunting activity. Rifle hunting for antelope, deer, and elk in Montana, with my wife and children. What’s your favorite gun to hunt with? 6.5 PRC with Nightforce scope. What’s your favorite hunting story? Seeing my 16-year old daughter kill a nice 5×5 mule deer with one shot. What recent legislation related to the sportsmen industry is particularly important to...
    VIDEO3:2103:21Sen. Daines: Covid relief deal could be announced Wednesday morningSquawk Box A Republican senator said congressional leaders could announce a $900 billion coronavirus relief deal as soon as Wednesday morning. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana told CNBC the aid agreement would not include liability protections for businesses or aid to state and local government. Disagreements over those two issues have blocked lawmakers from crafting a year-end rescue package. "I'm cautiously optimistic we're going to see this $900 billion package released today, and this will likely get passed before we go home this weekend," the senator told CNBC's "Squawk Box."Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., arrives for the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesCongress has rushed to find consensus on legislation to fund the government and rescue a health-care system and economy buckling under the pandemic. If lawmakers fail...
    Sen. Steve Daines and his wife participated in Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine trial and tested positive for antibodies, he announced. Daines (R-Mon.) made the revelation in a statement released Wednesday in which he said he got involved in the effort in late summer to help “build confidence” in taking a vaccine. “Back in August, I got a call from my mom telling me how Pfizer was looking for people to enroll in their COVID-19 vaccine trial right in my hometown of Bozeman. Thanks to that call, my sweet wife Cindy and I decided to go online and enroll in the trial — joining over one hundred everyday Montanans participating. While this was a blind trial, I have since tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies,” the Montana Republican said. A blind trial occurs when only the scientists administering a test know which treatments are being given to which participants, meaning that Daines does...
    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Wednesday that he participated in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial -- and has since tested positive for antibodies. Daines said in a statement that he enrolled in the vaccine trial after getting a call from his mother about the company enrolling volunteers in his hometown in August. He said he and his wife later joined over a hundred Montanans in the blind trial -- and later tested positive for antibodies. SEN. PORTMAN PARTICIPATING IN JOHNSON & JOHNSON CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL “My goal is to help build confidence and trust for Montanans and the American people wondering if they should take the vaccine when it is approved,” he said in a statement. “This is about saving lives. This is about supporting our healthcare heroes. This is about protecting Montana jobs & workers and rebuilding our economy. This is about American exceptionalism and innovation. This is about restoring hope....
    US Sen. Steve Daines of Montana won re-election by turning back a challenge mounted by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, according to a Fox News projection early Wednesday morning. Daines’ unofficial victory made him the third of seven Republican senators who scored victories in races considered toss-ups, decreasing the odds that Democrats will gain the four seats they need to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. The GOP has a 53-47 edge in the Senate over Democrats, whose ranks are boosted by two Independents — Bernis Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine — who vote with them.
    Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteGOP's Rosendale wins Montana House seat Democrat trails by 3 points in Montana Senate race: poll Poll shows statistical tie in Montana Senate race MORE (R) has won Montana’s gubernatorial race, bringing an end to a 16-year Democratic streak in the governor’s mansion. The 59-year-old entrepreneur, who is one of the wealthiest members of Congress, will succeed a term-limited Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockSenate control in flux as counting goes forward in key states Daines fends off challenge to win second Montana Senate term Live updates: Democrats fight to take control of the Senate MORE (D) after defeating Bullock’s lieutenant governor, Democrat Mike Cooney. Gianforte won 53 percent of the vote. "I expect Mr. Gianforte to serve with the best interests of all Montanans in mind," Cooney wrote on Twitter. "Public service answers to public accountability, but accountability doesn’t end here. It begins here." I expect Mr....
    The only sure thing in Montana's U.S. Senate race was that a Steve would be going to Washington. Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican, narrowly defeated the state's popular two-term Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in a highly competitive race that drew national attention.  Daines, 58, beat out Bullock, 52.8% to 47.2%, according to The Associated Press. The race was key in Democrats' hopes to re-take control of the Senate. The contest broke records for a Montana campaign with $150 million spent by candidates and outside groups.  Bullock announced his candidacy after a short-lived presidential bid in which he failed to stand out from a crowded field of Democrats. He initially said he would enter the Senate race before backpedaling. The Senate race was one of the most competitive and expensive of the 2020 election cycle with Daines, at one point, leading by a percentage point in various polls ahead of Election Day. Bullock, a Montana-born attorney from Helena,...
    Oregon becomes first state to decriminalize small amounts of drugs, including heroin Chipotle struggles with staffing as coronavirus cases rise Republican Steve Daines holds off Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in Montana Senate race © Provided by Salon Steve Daines; Steve Bullock Steve Daines / Steve Bullock Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images Load Error Incumbent Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, won his re-election race against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, according to the Associated Press. Daines led Bullock 53-47 with about 79% of the vote in, according to the AP. The result is a setback to Democrats hoping to regain a majority in the Senate. Though the state leans heavily Republican, Democrats had hoped Bullock's popularity as governor would give them both of the state's Senate seats after Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, won his re-election race in 2018. Most recent polls showed a very close race in the weeks...
    Montanans voted to stick with their current Steve. Republican Sen. Steve Daines secured reelection in Montana’s Senate race over Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, a sigh of relief for Republicans hoping to prevent the chamber from flipping to Democratic control. The Associated Press called the race for Daines at 1:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. He won 53% of the vote to Bullock's 46%, with 79%-93% of estimated votes reporting, according to Decision Desk HQ. Daines is the first Republican senator from Montana ever to win reelection since the state joined the union in 1889. The battle for Montana’s Senate seat was not initially expected to be a prime target for Democrats. At the beginning of the year, elections analysts rated it as a safe Republican seat. Daines, 58, was generally well liked among voters and campaigned on party accomplishments such as confirming...
    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines won his bid for reelection against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. The Associated Press officially announced Daines’ win Wednesday morning. The junior senator from Montana will be serving his second term after Tuesday night’s win, having been first elected to the Senate in 2014. He previously served one term as a U.S. Representative from Montana’s at-large district between 2013 and 2015. BREAKING: Republican Steve Daines wins reelection to the U.S. Senate from Montana, turning back a challenge from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. #APracecall #Election2020 — The Associated Press (@AP) November 4, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic and the economy has loomed over the race. Daines emerged as a key ally for President Donald Trump in the Senate, but the president did not campaign on his behalf during the election cycle, the Associated Press reported. (RELATED: Sen. Steve Daines To Release Ad On September 11 Featuring Navy...
    Getty Daines vs. Bullock Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Steve Bullock are squaring off in the Montana race for U.S. Senate. Bullock is the governor of Montana, so he is a well-known figure in the state. Follow the 2020 U.S. Senate election results courtesy of Heavy’s partners at Decision Desk HQ below. The latest polls before election day 2020 showed a very close race for the Senate seat. See the final polls here from FiveThirtyEight. Democrats are hoping to flip the U.S. Senate control. They need four seats (and three if Joe Biden wins the presidency). Montana would be a key pickup for Democrats. Track the control of the U.S. Senate results nationwide here. The Montana Senate race has been considered a toss up. Here’s what you need to know:See Live Montana Senate Election Results HereYou can see live Montana U.S. Senate election results below from Decision Desk...
    Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., is locked in a tight re-election campaign against his state's popular two-term governor, who is attempting to flip Montana to the Democrats to help capture the Senate.  President Trump has huge support in Montana, but the race between Daines and Gov. Steve Bullock is considered a toss-up. Trump, who won Montana by 20 points in 2016, has largely stayed out of the race.  Here are four things to know about Daines.  He wasn't always a Trump backer Before he began pushing President Trump's agenda, Daines wasn't enthusiastic about the New York businessman's candidacy. But in 2016, Daines told the Billings Gazette he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton.  “Donald Trump is not my first choice, or even my second for president, but we must defeat Hillary in November," he said.  Since Trump took office, Daines has embraced the president's tough stance on immigration and his views on the Affordable Care Act. He has since become...
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust the state’s senior senator, Democrat Jon Tester. The 2020 election was lining up to be a potential replay when Trump in June suggested he would return to Montana and “be there to help Steve win big” over his challenger, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. But that went by the wayside with Trump playing defense against Democrat Joe Biden in several battleground states and after a coronavirus infection temporarily sidelined the president during the homestretch of the campaign. It left Daines, whose campaign has leaned on his ties to Trump, to settle for an 8-1/2 minute “tele-rally” with the president in...
    By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust the state’s senior senator, Democrat Jon Tester. The 2020 election was lining up to be a potential replay when Trump in June suggested he would return to Montana and “be there to help Steve win big” over his challenger, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. But that went by the wayside with Trump playing defense against Democrat Joe Biden in several battleground states and after a coronavirus infection temporarily sidelined the president during the homestretch of the campaign. It left Daines, whose campaign has leaned on his ties to Trump, to settle for an 8-1/2 minute...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News, “the liberal mob left” is “throwing money” at the U.S. Senate race in Montana to assist his opponent, Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT). “My opponent is Chuck Schumer’s hand-picked candidate,” Daines said on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “The liberal mob is pouring money — this is California [and] New York money — into Montana.” Daines added, “The reason so much money is coming into Montana is because, I think, the path to the majority for the Republicans flows right through Montana. In fact, the path to majority for Schumer and the Democrats flows right through Montana.” According to Open Secrets, a total of $54 million in “outside spending” has been spent to assist Bullock, with $44.2 million spent on advertising and communication against Daines and $9.7 million spent on messaging in support of Bullock. Conversely, a total...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News Saturday that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s (D) embrace of court packing serves an “existential threat” to the United States of America. Daines spoke to Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle as Bullock, who hopes to oust Daines in November, became the first Senate Democrat candidate to embrace packing the Supreme Court with additional justices last week. “We need to figure out the ways to actually get the politics out of the court. That’s anything from a judicial standards commission, or we’ll look at any other thing that might be suggested, including adding justices,” Bullock said during a debate with Daines last week. Daines described the pivotal Montana Senate race as a “toss-up.” A recent Emerson College poll found that Daines leads Bullock by nine points or 52 to 43 percent. Daines charged that Bullock’s embrace of packing the Supreme Court with additional justices would make...
    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) refused to answer if he receives a monthly paycheck from his brother’s company during a Saturday debate with Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT); Bullock’s brother received more than $14 million in state contracts during his tenure in office. Gov. Bullock’s brother, Bill Bullock, founded and is still the chairman of Pioneer Technical Services, which has received more than $14 million from the Montana state government since Bullock took office in 2013. Daines demanded to know if Bullock receives a monthly paycheck from his brother’s company. “Let’s talk about special interest. Well, let’s also talk about the self-interest of Governor Bullock,” Daines said. He asked Bullock, “My question to you is, do you or do you not receive a monthly paycheck from your brother’s company Gov. Bullock?” Boom –> "Let’s talk about special interest. Well, let’s also talk about the self-interest of Governor Bullock" – Senator Daines...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said during a debate with Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) that the governor has a “repeated pattern of hostility toward women in the workplace.” Daines added that Kevin O’Brien “was his campaign manager, his deputy chief of staff sexually harassed women under [his] watch.” “Not only did he cover it up, but he got him a new job in a position of power with the mayor of New York City, de Blasio, where he victimized women again because Gov. Bullock chose not to warn his new employer.” “I am the father of two daughters, that is not how you treat women,” he added. ???? Daines shreds Bullock for failing to act after his top aide preyed on women "Bullock has had a consistent hostile repeated pattern of hostility toward women in the workplace…this was his campaign manager, his deputy chief of staff sexually harassed women under [his]...
    During a debate Saturday with Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) became the first Senate Democrat candidate to back packing the Supreme Court with additional justices. Bullock, who hopes to oust Daines in the November elections, said that should Senate Republicans confirm Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, he would back Democrat measures to pack the nation’s highest court with additional justices. “We need to figure out the ways to actually get the politics out of the court. That’s anything from a judicial standards commission, or we’ll look at any other thing that might be suggested, including adding justices,” he said. Other Senate Democrat candidates such as Cal Cunningham in North Carolina and Theresa Greenfield in Iowa have ignored questions about whether they would back packing the Supreme Court. Daines said in response, “If you want to politicize the courts, for heaven’s sake, you pack...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) leads Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in the heated Montana Senate race, according to a poll released Wednesday. An Emerson College survey found Daines (pictured) leads Bullock by nine points or 52 to 43 percent. Five percent of voters remain undecided. Daines has expanded his lead since the last Emerson Montana poll; Daines led by six points when Emerson released the poll in August. Spencer Kimball, the director of Emerson College polling, said, “Montana looks about the same as it did at this time in the 2016 race, we will be looking to see if there is a late break in the state which last time went for Trump giving him a 20 point win.” The Emerson College poll shows more support for Daines compared to a Data for Progress survey released on Wednesday. The Data for Progress poll had Bullock leading Daines by one point over...
    Igor Derysh October 8, 2020 9:30AM (UTC) Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, one of the richest members of the U.S. Senate, has repeatedly backed policies that benefited both him and his longtime business partner Rep. Greg Gianforte, who is Montana's lone congressman and the richest member of the House of Representatives. The two Republicans are both involved in tight political campaigns this year: Daines is running for re-election against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat and former presidential candidate, in a race that could well decide control of the Senate. Gianforte is running for governor against Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney. Daines and Gianforte have done business together for decades and co-own a real estate company that appears to have benefited from the 2017 Republican tax bill, which they both supported. Daines made his vote for the bill contingent on increasing a tax deduction for "pass-through" entities, which allow business income to be...
    Igor Derysh October 3, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) Republicans have attacked Montana Gov. Steve Bullock for encouraging Chinese investment in his state even though Sen. Steve Daines, a GOP incumbent, voted to reauthorize a visa program that had been criticized for "rampant" fraud. The National Republican Senatorial Committee recently released an ad alleging that Bullock, who is challenging Daines in a neck-and-neck race that could decide control of the Senate, has a "dangerous relationship" with China because he urged investment in Montana under the EB-5 visa program, which provides visas to immigrants who invest at least $500,000 in the United States. : The video in the ad was first reported by National Review, which noted that Bullock has called for reforms to the program. The report also noted that the top beneficiary of the fraud-plagued program in Montana has been the Yellowstone Club, a resort in Big Sky, Montana, whose owner has donated to Bullock...
    Steve Bullock wrote a letter that was used to solicit Chinese investment in a club for the megawealthy through the controversial EB-5 visa program. The letter from Bullock, Montana’s Democratic governor since 2013, is part of a Chinese document obtained by the Washington Examiner pitching an investment opportunity in the Yellowstone Club, a private ski resort for the megawealthy outside of Yellowstone National Park in southwestern Montana. Membership at the elite club reportedly requires owning property on the resort grounds (ranging from condos to ranches and custom homes anywhere from $3 million to more than $20 million) and an annual membership fee of around $36,000. High-profile members include Bill and Melinda Gates, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Justin Timberlake. CrossHarbor Capital Partners took ownership of the Yellowstone Club in 2009 and has since utilized EB-5 investment visas to expand the property. The EB-5 visa program,...
    Vice President Mike Pence said during a campaign stop in Montana on Monday that a vote for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) is a vote for the “radical left.” Pence visited Belgrade, Montana, in a campaign rally for Sen. Steve Daines’ (R-MT) reelection bid, who faces a competitive challenge from the sitting Democrat governor. Pence touted Daines’ conservative record in the Senate, referring to him as a “man of faith” and a “fighter for everything that makes Montana great.” Pence charged, “A vote for Steve Bullock is a vote for the agenda of the radical left.” “I am now [Senate Minority Leader] Schumer’s No. 1 target for defeat,” Daines said during the campaign rally. He added that control of the U.S. Senate depends on his reelection. The campaign rally also featured Rep. Greg Gianforte, who hopes to become the state’s next governor, and Matt Rosendale, who hopes to become the state’s next at-large congressman....
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) leads Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in the heated race for one of Montana’s Senate seats, according to a poll released on Thursday. AARP commissioned a poll that found Daines leading Bullock 50 to 47 percent. In contrast, Bullock leads Daines 49 to 48 percent among voters older than 50. Support for Daines or Bullock widely varies based on demographic and educational level. Daines leads among men by 17 points, whereas Bullock leads women by 12 points in the Big Sky state. Daines leads among men with less than a college degree, whereas Bullock leads by 36-points among women with at least a college degree. Daines’ bid for a second term serves as one of the many crucial races for control of the Senate majority. Republicans have a 53-member majority in the U.S. Senate, and Democrats need to flip a neat four seats to gain control of...
    Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines will release an ad on Sept. 11 featuring a former Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, the Daily Caller has learned. In the ad, Robert O’Neill gives his endorsement to Daines and says he is supporting the Montana Senator who is in a tight race against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. O’Neill talks about killing Bin Laden in the raid and focuses on his concerns with looting and assaults on police officers. “As a seal team we were willing to die when we went in to kill Osama Bin Laden. The last thing Osama Bin Laden saw was the American flag on my shoulder. Right now the far left wants to burn that flag. They loot our cities, they assault our police officers. Democrats tell Montanans what they want to hear and then they go to Washington and do the bidding...
    Aleading Democratic group accused Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., of hypocrisy for campaign ads touting Daines as tough on China after he repeatedly met with Chinese Communist Party officials on trips paid for by taxpayers — while avoiding town halls with his constituents back home. Daines, who holds a narrow lead over Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in what looks to be a tight Senate race, has launched a new ad criticizing China over the coronavirus pandemic and vowing to “break our reliance on China” to help constituents back home in Montana. But Daines’ Democratic critics say he has spent a lot more time cozying up to Chinese leaders since taking office than his own state’s residents. Daines reported spending at least $67,283 on 10 congressional delegations overseas between 2015 and 2019, according to a review of his foreign travel financial reports. He visited China on at least five of those trips between April 2016 and September 2019. “I’ve led congressional...
    Igor Derysh August 26, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) A leading Democratic group accused Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., of hypocrisy for campaign ads touting Daines as tough on China after he repeatedly met with Chinese Communist Party officials on trips paid for by taxpayers — while avoiding town halls with his constituents back home. Daines, who holds a narrow lead over Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock in what looks to be a tight Senate race, has launched a new ad criticizing China over the coronavirus pandemic and vowing to "break our reliance on China" to help constituents back home in Montana. : But Daines' Democratic critics say he has spent a lot more time cozying up to Chinese leaders since taking office than his own state's residents. Daines reported spending at least $67,283 on 10 congressional delegations overseas between 2015 and 2019, according to a review of his foreign travel financial reports. He visited China on at least...
    Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who faces a tough re-election fight this year, received thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies while pushing Congress to fund a fast-tracked coronavirus treatment and vaccine development program that eventually awarded contracts to those companies, Federal Election Commission records show. The $10 billion program, dubbed Operation Warp Speed, was Daines’ marquee contribution to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which President Trump signed into law on March 27. In the days and weeks that Daines worked on the bill, PACs affiliated with the pharmaceutical corporations Pfizer and Sanofi gave his campaign $2,500 and $2,000, respectively. Four days before Trump signed the act, a Merck corporate PAC gave Daines $4,000. In total, from the end of March to the end of June, Daines took a combined $24,000 from the corporate PACs of pharmaceutical companies involved with Operation Warp Speed. In addition to Merck, Sanofi and Pfizer —...
    Wibaux County, Montana, Sheriff Shane Harrington said in a campaign ad on Wednesday that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) stands with the “liberal mob” on defunding the police, erasing American history, and turning America into a socialist country. Sen. Steve Daines’ (R-MT) Senate campaign released an ad with Sheriff Harrington, detailing Bullock’s refusal to stand up for the violent riots that have emerged over the past many weeks. Bullock hopes to unseat Daines during the 2020 November elections. Harrington said that the “liberal mob” bankrolled Bullock, and therefore the Montana Democrat governor will not condemn the leftist movement to defund the police or erase American history. He said: These liberal attacks on law enforcement are the real threat to public safety. But Steve Bullock refuses to stand up for law and order. Bullock’s campaign is being bankrolled by the liberal mob. That’s why Bullock’s been silent on when leftwing radicals...
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) told Breitbart News Daily that the Senate Republican majority is the “firewall for freedom” from leftists such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), his campaign opponent. Daines spoke to Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow about his efforts to defend his seat from Bullock during the 2020 Senate elections. While polls have shown a close race between him and Bullock, Daines says his oppoenent’s slide to the left and unwillingness to protect Montana’s values would help him as the state approaches its Senate election in November. He told Breitbart News Daily, “Well, first of all, he has been our governor now for two terms. This is his eighth year as governor; he is well known, the economy in Montana has been doing well. I was the first Republican U.S. senator elected to this seat in 101 years. So Montanans go down to...
    A state that President Trump handily won by 20 percentage points in 2016 could help Democrats claw back power in the Senate. Two-term Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is pacing well against Republican incumbent Sen. Steve Daines ahead of November. And if Bullock finishes on top, Democrats only need another two or three seats to control the Senate, depending on Trump and Joe Biden's White House race. Bullock this week announced he raised $7.7 million between April and June, ending the second financial quarter with $7.4 million of cash on hand before the fall fight. He brought in more than Daines in the first three months of the year, but the senator has yet to disclose his most recent haul. The contest is closer, according to polls. In a University of Montana survey released on July 1, Bullock had a 4.3-point advantage on Daines in the state rated as...
    However Daines actually voted to repeal preexisting condition protections during the GOP's 2017 effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Daines voted for the final failed Senate repeal effort, now known as the "skinny repeal," which would have allowed states to waive some of the essential health benefits the ACA mandated insurance policies include. As CNN reported at the time, the "skinny" repeal bill would have caused seniors "and those with pre-existing conditions" to see a rise in their health care premiums and would have resulted in "less comprehensive" coverage. Daines also refused to condemn a lawsuit now before the Supreme Court that would invalidate the ACA, better known as Obamacare, causing millions to lose their health insurance and coverage for pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump supports the lawsuit, which was filed by a number of Republican attorneys general from across the country. When asked by The Hill in...
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