Attending the political rally for Amanda Curtis the other day, brought home to me the huge contrast between the two candidates for US Senate.

  • The Curtis campaign is financed by a grassroots organization. Whereas, the Daines campaign is hugely funded by big East Coast money from the likes of the billionaire Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and his big bucks buddies from the beltway, and multimillionaire Daines’ own campaign stash.
  • Amanda Curtis is offering to debate Steve Daines at anytime. His campaign, on the other hand, is making all kinds of excuses not to debate.
  • The Curtis campaign is a down home person to person approach to garnering votes from the Montana electorate. Whereas, The Daines campaign relys on slick costly brochures (some paid for by you and I as taxpayers), and huge pricey road signs.

A good example of  how slick and well funded the Daines campaign is, took place at the gathering for Amanda at the MSU campus in Bozeman last Tuesday. The Daines backers hired a videographer to record the whole affair. Not only did he record the event but he made it a point to keep his camera in her face as she talked individually to her supporters. Actually, I think these antics were designed to frustrate Amanda but the maneuver didn’t work. He was just being obnoxious, reflecting the demeanor of her opponents campaign.Amanda Curtis

 

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