Democrats stump at Get Out the Vote rally in Havre

Some high-profile Democrats were in Havre Tuesday at a rally wrapping up a Get Out the Vote tour in the area. “We have a very important election coming up real soon,” Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney said during the potluck event Monday at the regional Democratic headquarters in Havre.

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Poll: Republican Gianforte tied with Dem challenger in Montana House race

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) is tied with his Democratic challenger in Montana’s at-large congressional race, according to a poll from Gravis Marketing. The new poll shows Gianforte, who won a special election last year, in a dead heat with former Democratic state Rep. Kathleen Williams, with both candidates having the support of 48 percent of the likely voters polled. Three percent of likely voters are undecided.

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Gianforte, Williams differ sharply on public land policy

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte and Kathleen Williams differ sharply on natural resource and conservation issues, which are sure to be taken up in Congress during the next Montana representative’s tenure. The candidates outlined their differences for Lee Montana Newspapers.

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Kathleen Williams wants Montana voters to help her restore civility and science

ScienceInsider’s coverage of the 2018 U.S. elections has featured profiles of several candidates with scientific backgrounds running for the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as stories about the challenges those candidates have faced on the campaign trail. Today’s story looks at Kathleen Williams, the Democratic nominee for Montana’s at-large seat in Congress.

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Gianforte, Williams Square Off in Heated U.S. House Race

As the race tightens for Montana’s at-large seat on the U.S. House of Representatives, the long odds of a Democrat winning in the upcoming midterm election have emerged as a prominent topic of debate as the party’s nominee, Kathleen Williams, continues to keep pace with Republican incumbent Greg Gianforte.

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Kathleen Williams aims to be first Montana Democrat in House in 24 years, first woman in the seat in 77 years

Williams is relying on five priorities to get her within spitting distance of the incumbent: fixing the health care system and lowering prescription drug prices; protecting the public path to college education and retirement; and protecting Montana’s environment and outdoor heritage. Another one is returning integrity and civility to a broken Congress. She receives big applause for that last one from audiences.

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Williams the moderate Montana needs

“One can’t read the news coming out of Washington without concluding that our national discourse has devolved into a blood sport. Extreme members of Congress have become so locked into rigid ideologies, compromise is nearly impossible and paralysis has set in. Only voters can change this – by sending more moderate representatives and senators to Washington.

“Kathleen Williams is just such a moderate.”

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Kathleen Williams

“She’s the obvious choice,” said Elizabeth Marum, chairperson of the Gallatin County Democrats. Marum, who joined Williams on a panel advocating the protection of Social Security a few days before, said she is frustrated with how she cannot reach incumbent Congressman Greg Gianforte, who lives less than 10 miles away.

She said the only time she has met him was in Washington, D.C. “Kathleen wants to talk with us,” she said.

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Williams, Swanson take stage Western Native Voice forum; Gianforte a no-show

“We almost should have a third podium so that it’s just so obvious that the other person on the ballot is not here and didn’t even respond, which seems par for the course,” she said, before praising Native Americans’ military service and discussing her own background in natural resource management and state policy-making.

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U.S. House Candidate Williams Touts ‘Problem-Solving’ Experience

“One of her signature issues in this year’s campaign has been health care. Williams said one of her first priorities in Congress would be to stabilize the individual market. Also on her list are to ensure long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and rural health centers so that ‘they’re not used as political footballs;’ to allow Medicare to bargain for prescription drug prices, thus lowering the cost; and to permit people 55 and older to buy into Medicare as ‘a foundation for a national dialogue on fixing our entire system. It’s just a patchwork right now.'”

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Opinion: Williams will beat body slammer

Five minutes after I heard Kathleen Williams had announced her bid to replace Greg Gianforte in Congress, I called and gave her my full, unqualified and enthusiastic support.

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Opinion: Williams’ depth of knowledge will serve state well

Bright, experienced, capable, tough and accessible. Aren’t those the qualities we want in our elected officials? Kathleen Williams fits that description to the letter, and that’s why she gets my vote for U. S. Representative in the June 5 primary.

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