Failed Democrat Presidential Candidate and United States Senator Bernie Sanders will make 4 stops in Montana to campaign for Democrat congressional candidate Rob Quist.
Mr. Sanders will make stops in Missoula, Butte, and Billings on Saturday, May 20th and will be in Bozeman on Sunday.
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.
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.
Rob Quist is facing off against Bozeman Republican Greg Gianforte in the special election 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 is running television ads highlighting Mr. Quist’s financial woes.
Governor Steve Bullock has set the special election for May 25th.
By: Big Sky Headlines Staff