Steve Daines Inches Ahead of the KKK

Tough news for Steve Daines this week, as he learned that he’s not terribly popular among the few Montana Republicans who have even heard of him.

Admittedly, when a candidate gets pushed out of the way in a race for the Senate and forced to settle for a campaign for the House (despite having absolutely no legislative experience), it’s likely that support will suffer.

Admittedly, Montana is a challenging state to run in, with an expansive geography and limited media coverage.

Admittedly, in his last campaign for elective office, Daines was, in the words of Dennis Miller, “stomped like a narc at a biker rally.”

Having said all of that, it has to be more than a bit disconcerting to Steve Daines and Montana Republicans that the oft-ethically challenged former candidate for Lieutenant Governor, despite having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from party hacks and lobbyists isn’t exactly lighting a fire in Montana voters, as PPP polling revealed that the presumptive GOP frontrunner for the House is only leading an acknowledged member of and advocate for the Ku Klux Klan by 8 points.

Daines recently boasted in this hard-hitting piece of boosterism in the Great Falls that he has traveled to 51 of Montana’s counties. Given the results so far, maybe he ought to stay home.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • HEY, maybe Daines could partner up with the KKK dude!  Make him Lt. guv!  Then, they’d have at LEAST 16 percentage points between’em!  And then, he should get his sorry ass born again!  That otter be worth ten more points with the religeeofundiwackMENTALists!  And then, maybe a scandal to get his name in the news.  Does he like mermaids?  Stevey needs to get with the program.  If he can lock up the racist, nutjob, religeeo, scandal  vote,  he might just have a chance!  As it stands now, the poor sap is a man without a state!  As Korky Stumblebum says, We Are Montana!……..except  for  poor widdles Stevey Disdaines!

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