Posted: Oct 15, 2013 5:02 PM by Dennis Bragg - MTN News
(GLENDIVE)- Conservative Montana lawmaker Matt Rosendale is the latest candidate to jump into the race for the state's lone Congressional seat, launching his campaign on a note of "fiscal sanity" and smaller government.
Rosendale officially announced his campaign before supporters at Makoshika State Park in Glendive Tuesday. A first term State Senator and rancher, he's been representing District 19 in the Glendive area.
Rosendale focused on conservative themes in making his announcement.
"I believe that now more than ever our Republic needs citizen servants, willing to put character, common sense and conservative values ahead of party, big business, or personal enrichment," Rosendale said. "I share the frustration that many of you have talked about when we see what a mess our federal government is making of our great country."
Rosendale stated his belief there must be an effort to"return our country to a path of fiscal sanity and principled constitutional leadership from citizen representatives, not career politicians."
Rosendale is the second Republican to officially enter the race, as the GOP sees several potential candidates anticipating Rep. Steve Daines will decide to move up to the Senate, running for the seat being vacated by veteran Max Baucus.