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Thu Jan 5, 2017, 01:05 PM

If Ryan Zinke (R-MT)

is appointed as Secretary of the Interior, there is one possible silver lining on the horizon.



The big and well traveled hat belonging to rancher and well known musician Rob Quist was thrown in the ring today for the Democratic nomination for the special election for the U.S. House of Representatives. Quist joins Democratic legislators Rep. Amanda Curtis, Kelly McCarthy, and Casey Schreiner, in seeking their partyís nomination, which will be made at a special nominating convention after Rep. Ryan Zinke is confirmed as Donald Trumpís Secretary of the Interior.

Quist said heís running because:

I have spent a lifetime traveling the state working with and getting to know the concerns and the needs of my fellow Montanans. This is a time of great polarity in our nation and I feel that my skills as a communicator and a consensus builder working for all Montanans could be an asset for our state on a national level.

He will, he promises, work to protect Social Security and Medicare; protect public lands; develop new energy technologies; streamline and simplify the tax code so that it works for everyone; provide higher pay for teachers; support labor and unions; help farmers and ranchers obtain higher prices for their products.


There are some other good Dem candidates in the running as well.

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