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NBC Montana: Sheehy makes campaign stop in Frenchtown, emphasizes ‘common sense’

03.26.24 |

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FRENCHTOWN, Mont. — U.S. Senate candidate Tim Sheehy addressed around two dozen people at the King Ranch Golf Course in Frenchtown Tuesday afternoon.

Sheehy, the likely Republican candidate, held a meet and greet for residents, saying Washington, D.C., needs a new generation of leadership.

The former Navy Seal said the top issues he hears across the state are the border, followed by inflation and frustration with the “lack of common sense with so much of what our government is doing.”

Sheehy, who’s backed by Gov. Greg Gianforte and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, said the labels of Republican and Democrat are starting to go away.

“They’re starting to say, ‘How can we have an open border? How can we send hundreds of billions of dollars overseas? How can we be forgiving billions of dollars of student loans for college kids when we don’t have enough diesel mechanics and electricians and pipefitters?’” Sheehy told NBC Montana. “They’re kind of looking at what’s going on and saying, ‘Man, now we’re saying boys can play girls sports? Like, this doesn’t make any sense.’”

Sheehy also addressed the national debt.

“The quickest way to balance the budget is if you’re in Congress and you don’t have a balanced budget passed by a certain date, you don’t get a paycheck,” Sheehy told the audience. “I’m a business owner. If my business isn’t doing well, I don’t get paid. My employees do, but I don’t.”

Sheehy also took aim at incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, saying his votes are party line. Tester’s likely challenger acknowledged the importance of the Montana U.S. Senate race, saying this race will dictate who has control of the U.S. Senate for the rest of the decade.

Sheehy expressed support for term limits at Tuesday’s event for U.S. representatives, senators and officials appointed to federal agencies. He also said he’s in favor of restricting what former elected officials are allowed to do once they leave office, such as lobbying and trading stocks.

“You have access to a lot of information, especially if you’re on certain committees,” Sheehy told NBC Montana. “You shouldn’t be allowed to trade on that in office or probably anytime soon after office.”

Sheehy’s campaign will continue stops this week, heading to southwest and central Montana.

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