Friday, April 13, 2007

Kennedy To Challenge Rehberg In Montana

With Governor Brian Schweitzer and Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus strengthening the grassroots network in the state, it now looks like we may pick up a Congressional seat there as well. Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy, who is such a strong candidate that Republicans could not even find someone to challenge him in 2006, filed his papers to run against Denny Rehberg today.
"I've spent the past 14 years in the government closest to the people. I understand the challenges we face in Montana every day. We need to work together to make health care more affordable, to make our schools the best in the country, and to make sure we live up to the promises made to our veterans and seniors," Kennedy said in a prepared statement...

He taught at Colstrip and Billings Catholic Schools and was parish administrator at St. Thomas Church in Billings before becoming director at the Even Start Literacy Program for Billings School District 2. He serves on a variety of local, state and national associations and committees and has served as president of the Montana Association of Counties.


At 2:36 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

50 state strategy!!!

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Political Realm said...

Exactly. Why is that a bad thing again?

Dems have done very well in getting candidates like Tester and Schweitzer in MT or Ritter and Salazar in CO who spread the Democratic brand and message through their own independent style.


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