In the last election cycle, Montanans sent — some say unknowingly — a gathering of radical politicians, totally void of Montana principles, to the U.S. Congress and Helena. Now this November, Gary Buchanan, whose values are solid Montana, is on the ballot to represent us in Washington as an Independent.
Buchanan is not beholden to any ideology — just what is good for Montana and, in turn, our nation. He remembers the days when Montana voters sent folks to Washington who, though espousing different political views, put differences aside and worked together. In the long run, their actions and votes benefited the state and the USA.
At home, Rosendale is considered an undeniable threat to Montana’s public lands, and his record for veterans is one of the worst. In Congress, he voted against honoring police officers who put their lives on the line to defend democracy and our Constitution and co-sponsored legislation to cut funding for wildlife management. We could go on, but let it suffice, Rosendale doesn’t vote or speak for the Montanans he was elected to represent.
On the other hand, Gary Buchanan worries that our democratically elected government is in jeopardy. He laments that our neighbors, police officers, veterans, nurses, teachers, and election workers are under attack and need our support. He aims to head to DC to get them the assistance they need by rallying fellow congress members and senators who believe in their worth. Within our state, Buchanan is committed to developing a new dialogue in which we all are truly represented – not just one man, party bosses, special interest groups, or dark money. And this goal is resonating as men and women of both parties are endorsing him, including Republican stalwarts like former Governor Marc Racicot, Senator Bob Brown, and Senator Jim Peterson.
Rick and Susie Graetz of Missoula, are co-authors of two books on Montana east of the Mountains.