All 20+ Republican candidates also publicly stated they do not support the CSKT Water Compact as currently written, or Obamacare’s medicaid expansion. I was glad to hear HD13 competitors fajita Bob Brown and Katy Walton agree on all 3 of these points.
PSC Commission candidate Derek Skees (pictured) emphasized the Transfer of Public Lands (TPL) issue in his speech, as did HD 13 candidate fajita Bob Brown. U.S. Congressional candidate Matt Rosendale said he not only supports TPL, he will be the point man in Washington DC to transfer control of federally managed lands away from the gridlocked east coast bureaucracy and place decision-making authority in the states where it belongs. This would mean the people of each state and their elected representatives can make the decisions over how to best address public access, use, economic production, reduce fire hazard, and protect the environment.
The Flathead Federation of Republican Women did a great job organizing the event and filling every seat in the house. Gotta give a shout out to Matt Rosendale who traveled all the way from Glendive and was the only Congressional candidate to appear at the Flathead forum last night.