Failed Democrat Presidential Candidate and United States Senator Bernie Sanders will come to Montana to campaign for Democrat congressional candidate Rob Quist.
This is not the first time Mr. Sanders has campaigned in Montana. Mr. Sanders made campaign stops in Montana last year during his unsuccessful bid to beat out Hillary Clinton for the Democrat Presidential nomination. Sanders won the Montana Democrat primary but lost the nomination.
No details on the Montana campaign events have been released.
A recent Gravis Marketing poll showed Mr. Quist, a banjo player turned politician, trailing Republican rival Greg Gianforte by 12% in the race to replace Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Mr. Quist’s campaign has been hounded in recent weeks as media reports have revealed his decade’s long financial problems including tax liens, defaulted loans and collection actions taken against him. Mr. Gainforte’s campaign has seized on the opportunity and begun running television ads highlighting Mr. Quist’s financial woes.
Mr. Sanders, a self-described socialist, was elected to the United States Senate from Vermont in 2006 as an Independent after having served 8 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Governor Steve Bullock has set the special election to replace Congressman Zinke for May 25th.
By: Big Sky Headlines Staff