Democrat Neill drops from Montana governor’s race

Democrat Reilly Neill has withdrawn from the 2020 governor’s race, saying she will work instead through “the media to educate, inform and report on issues of climate change and human rights.”

 The Livingston resident and former state representative posted her decision on her website Jan. 12.

“At every event for Democratic candidates I’ve attended in the past months, the first question always asked is about climate change,” Neill wrote. “Still, the Dems focus on rural growth, public lands or health care. These are important issues, to be sure, but the core issues affecting everything else right now are climate change and human rights.”