Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a former Democratic presidential contender, said hes running for a U.S. Senate seat.
Bullock said hes worked hard to represent all Montana residents.
“In a time when our politics is more divided than ever, weve been able to accomplish a great deal for the people of our state,” Bullock said in a statement.
“We cant say the same about Washington, where they cant tackle the difficult challenges like health care costs, climate change, and a changing economy or even the ones we agree on like strengthening our infrastructure, lowering drug prices and banning dark money from our federal elections.”
After hearing from Montana residents and talking to his family, Bullock said he made the choice to run for the Senate “so we can make Washington work more like Montana.”
An advertisement Bullock released on Monday includes him promoting his accomplishments, including the creation of 34,000 jobs.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee said in a statement that Bullock “ran his administration like a frat house and acquiesced to the far left during his comical presidential run, not exactly the strongest way to launch a Senate campaign.”
Bullock supported impeaching President Donald Trump, favors gun control policies, and doesnt want to take action on illegal immigration, committee spokesman Nathan Brand said in a statement.
“One can see why, given their visceral disdain for the Montana way of life, Washington Democrats rolled out the red carpet for Bullock. Meanwhile, Steve Daines always puts Montana first, is a proven leader and a strong ally for President Trump,” he said.
Bullock, 53, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race late last year.
“While there were many obstacles we could not have anticipated when entering into this race, it has become clear that in this moment, I wont be able to break through to the top tier of Read More – Source