On Tuesday night the Miles City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1579 was host to a meet-and-greet event for Tim Sheehy, a Republican candidate for the upcoming U.S. Senate race.
The primary election will be June 4, 2024, and will see various Republican candidates vying for the nomination to try and unseat Montana Democratic incumbent John Tester in the Nov. 5, 2024 general election.
Sheehy is a combat veteran and Montana entrepreneur that served multiple deployments overseas as a Navy SEAL Officer and Team Leader during his deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and the Pacific region.
He earned multiple combat decorations during his active service including the Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism in Combat and the Purple Heart Medal. Sheehy is a 2008 graduate of the Naval Academy.
After being wounded in combat Sheehy and his wife moved to Montana where they are currently raising their four children on their 20,000 acre ranch.
During his stop at the Miles City VFW Sheehy introduced himself to the group of citizens that stopped by to meet the candidate. He spent some time talking about himself and his family as well as discussing some of his policies and his opinions on the current state of U.S. politics.
Some of Sheehy’s viewpoints that Montanans will be most interested in include his support of Montana farmers and ranchers.
Sheehy believes that the challenges being faced currently have a lot to do with the over consolidation of corporate agriculture as well as the introduction of foreign products into the American food system. Sheehy’s firsthand experience in this area comes from being a co-founder of Little Belt Cattle Company, where they work to keep high-quality Montana beef in state while working every step of the way locally.
Supporting veterans is another point that is important to Sheehy, being a veteran himself who was wounded in combat.
Sheehy says that he is tired of seeing career politicians playing politics with U.S. veterans. According to Sheehy on his website, Montana veterans will have no bigger advocate for them than by electing a fellow veteran to fight for them and fulfill the promise the country made to them.
As for National Security Sheehy sees the current state of the country’s national security as weak and welcoming aggression from other countries. He believes that the country needs to fund the military, be strong against China and secure the southern border. The country’s energy production has a big role to play in this as well in Sheehy’s estimation. He believes that the U.S. needs to be energy dominant and independent.
When it comes to the U.S. debt, Sheehy believes that the budget must be balanced in order to bring down the $32 trillion debt. Sheehy said that he is committed to ensuring that politicians who fail to pass a balanced budget don’t get paid, because the country’s economic security should never be jeopardized for the sake of politics.
The trip through Miles City was part of Sheehy’s campaign tour throughout eastern Montana as he kicks off his campaign.
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