Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:23 PM by Simone DeAlba - MTN News
GREAT FALLS - The annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner was held in Great Falls on Saturday and hosted U.S. Representative Steve Daines (R-MT) as the headline speaker.
Republicans gathered to talk about issues important to their party, and Daines talked about many national issues such as fiscal responsibility, Second Amendment rights, and the importance of energy independence.
The annual event is a fundraiser and designed to rally interest in the party.
Daines addressed the 2012 GOP party losses in Washington and reminded the audience that victories are temporary, and so is defeat.
Daines said, "There are 535 members of Congress but only three from Montana, and I think Montanans are saying, 'We want y'all to work together to represent the best interests of Montana,' and that's what I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting back to work on up in Washington."
He closed his speech saying, "I still believe in American Exeptionalism."