2020 Senate Race Featured Montana Politics Steve Daines

Montana Democratic Party Letting Steve Daines Waltz to Re-election

It’s already February 2019 and Steve Daines has spent the past three months sending out press releases commenting on topics that he should probably not comment on, and often these comments get printed verbatim by the Billings Gazette and his in-house Lee communications director over there.

Daines has grown more bold with these press releases as witnessed by the deluge of stories about Daines and the government shutdown that gave the junior Senator a free pass on all issues ranging from the destruction of our national parks during the government shutdown to his views on what he should be allowed to do to a woman’s body and her right to privacy and her healthcare decisions.

What have we seen in response by the Montana Democratic Party since election day 2018. Basically nothing.

The party can barely post to Facebook 1-2 times a week and even less to Twitter. They do a decent job of covering the legislative session, but again, Steve Daines gets a pass. Is this an intentional strategy? Is it laziness or incompetence?

Who is to know?

Are they recruiting a candidate to run against Daines?

Who is to know?

Twitter is not the issue though, these voluminous Daines press releases are going unanswered and that is not acceptable. This is the most basic function of the Montana Democratic Party. They must provide a voice that represents the values we share in the big tent, while providing a voice in opposition to the terrible GOP talking points that Daines send out in his press releases. The Montana Democratic Party has a duty to rebut false statements with facts, truth and analysis.

Newspapers want this input and Democrats all over Montana demand this from their party.

By this time in 2017 Jon Tester was already the focus of the entire Montana GOP apparatus and they had press releases, press conferences, television ads and endless social media working on defeating him. This is one of the reasons they were almost able to beat him with a fundamentally flawed opponent in Matt Rosendale. They started early and often.

Get in the game Montana Democratic Party.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.


Click here to post a comment

Please enter an e-mail address

  • John Milton said, “They also serve who only stand and wait.” This saying epitomizes Daines (although it’s unclear whom he’s serving).

  • TITLE 18 US CODE 2381

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000.


    • 1st-What’s your name?
      2nd-Turn off caps lock.
      3rd-Are you threatening me?
      4th-I prefer almond milk.
      5th-President Trump keeps meeting with Vladimir Putin, perhaps this statute should be applied to him.

      • TITLE 18 US CODE 2382

        Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.


  • I certainly agree with Mr.Kosted that the Montana Democrat Party needs not only to focus on refuting many of Senators Daines press releases but also focus on lining up good solid electable candidates for the 2020 major state offices. More importantly a more focused attention on at least winning one of the two legislative houses in Helena. Just in case one of the far right wing Republicans becomes governor.

  • I pretty much realized the MT Dem. Party was milk toast when they ran a Republican as the Democrat candidate in Great Falls for sheriff. Thanks for pointing out their lack of vigor…I wonder if Debbie Wasserman Schultz is leading them? I sat around for years waiting for the Dems to show up and speak up when she “guiding”.

Support Our Work!

Nathan Kosted

Subscribe Via E-mail


What Industry Will Republicans Prop Up with Corporate Welfare Next?

Follow us on Twitter

Send this to a friend