Passing On The Love Of Hunting To The Next Generation

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I am proud of my daughter. She did not take the shot. That’s right! She didn’t take the shot. In late November, Alaura and I had the opportunity to hunt Whitetail deer on the shores of Flathead Lake. It was her first hunt. Once we reached the frosty forest of aspen trees, we caught a glimpse of a large four-point …

Senator Daines’ Water Compact Legislation Fails to Protect Western Montana

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Less than one month ago, Senator Daines introduced Senate Bill 3019, The Montana Water Rights Protection Act, to the US Senate.  In his attempt to fix the CSKT Water Compact, which is the most divisive legislation in modern Montana history, Sen. Daines made the issue worse.   The legislative intent of his bill is to obtain congressional approval of the CSKT …

Campaign Recap of 2019 (In a heartbeat)

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As 2019 comes to a close, I would like to share with you my story running to be your next Governor of Montana. It is said that a picture tells a story better than a lot of words. Here is the pictorial recap of our 2019 campaign. After driving 40,000 miles, crisscrossing the entire state, it is clear that Montana’s greatest treasure …

Merry Christmas Montana!

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Tis the Season for Family! Today was another beautiful day in the Flathead Valley. It was a great day to gather our family together for our annual family photo and to celebrate an early Christmas.  I hope this Christmas finds you celebrating with your family and friends. Let us keep in our prayers our brothers and sisters who are separated …

We Serve, Not Rule

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While campaigning in a Billings coffee shop, I went to take a seat at a table next to a group of Republican coffee drinkers.  Before I could sit down I heard, “this is a Democrat table.”  The voice came from a woman sitting at the end of the large table.  Sensing that first blood had been drawn, I sat down …

Championing Montana’s Agriculture

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This fall, I have shared my story with many people who farm and ranch in rural and frontier Montana. My Montana family roots started in farming. My grandparents and great-grandparents homesteaded Blaine and Judith Basin Counties. I am proud that my cousins still farm and ranch on both homesteads. It has been my honor to support Montana agriculture during the …

Property Taxes Are Killing Us!

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Like most Montanans in November, I am extremely irritated.  I received my property tax assessment this month. To no surprise, my property taxes increased again.  Every year I have watched my property taxes climb.  Since 2015, I have watched my property taxes skyrocket!  In the 2015 Legislature, a state legislator from Flathead County championed a property tax bill that shortened …

Our Water is Worth Fighting For!

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Last Friday, November 22nd, my cell phone exploded with requests to comment on the latest events involving the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Water Compact that has been stalled at the federal level for over four years.  Last week, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt sent a letter to Senator Steve Daines that supported moving forward with the Compact.  …

Veterans May Salute Our Flag

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Recently I was at a political rally and I saluted the flag during the National Anthem.  Afterwards, I was approached by young woman who asked me, “Why did you salute the flag?”  I replied that “as a veteran I am allowed to salute the flag.”  Her next question was, “Are you are supposed to be in uniform?”  I explained that …

God Bless Our Commander-In-Chief!

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his weekend President Trump gave the order for our special forces to neutralize the founder and emir of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  This precision military campaign was accomplished amidst the chaos in Northern Syria.  Over 100 American personnel were involved.  There were no American casualties. This past week the “armchair quarterbacks” of Congress have been chastising and resisting our Commander-in-chief.  …