A Flathead Valley musician took to the stage on Monday evening in downtown Whitefish for a new reason — campaigning for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
About 120 people gathered at Casey’s Pub and Grill for a campaign kick-off event for Rob Quist, a Creston-area musician and the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House seat vacated earlier this month by now-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Quist is running to finish out the term against Republican Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks.
“They say one of the keys for winning this race is to lose the Flathead by the least amount possible,” Quist said, speaking to a supportive crowd in the deep-red county’s most liberal enclave. “We want to turn that around. We want to win the Flathead.”