We owe a big thanks to @SenatorTester for a transformative investment in our nation’s infrastructure - w/ perhaps no bigger winner than Montana 👏 #mtpol
Politics isn’t pretty - but we got there. And now that this bill is passed it deserves to be viewed in it’s own light...

The fact is that this is a big win for the American people.
The other fact is: both @SteveDaines and @RepRosendale voted against this big win for Montanans.

They consistently put themselves (and their corrupt donors) ahead of the people of this state. Shame on them. #mtpol #mtnews

And the fact that my Senator played a big role in this AND our state got perhaps the best deal and per capita investment - I mean c’mon, cue the applause

Roy lays out a good summation of what Tester got for us 🧵 #mtpol

We got an investment of $2904.31 per Montanan.

And it’s paid for by corporations. Not by you and me.

This is investment withheld from us for decades. It’s our money, not theirs.
Now that we’ve celebrated this win...

Biden and Congress must deliver Build Back Better - giving us infrastructure to protect and strengthen our families and our communities - not just in financial stability but to protect against emergencies around climate change.
We’ve shown what we can do when Dems remain united against corporate interests that don’t want investments in our communities and working families.

Now let’s go get it done on paid family leave, dentures for grandma, universal pre-k & childcare - and especially climate action

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More from @WinterForMT

8 Nov
My father took his own life recently. A day calling family friends for the campaign and having some of them burst into tears upon hearing my voice has been...really tough.
Your condolences are taken to heart - thank you on behalf of my family. It has been a bit since our loss, but not too long. Hold your loved ones close.
The conflict between being human and being a candidate is no more obvious than when working within our awful campaign finance system.
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6 Nov
Idk, Dave...I’ve flipped a Trump +11 district in Western MT before. +7 sounds winnable to me. But I guess I’m a not your traditional Democrat #mtpol
Western Montanans have a deep sense of identity. This is my home. These are my neighbors.

And they’re tired of corrupt politicians like Ryan Zinke that fly in from their California homes when the weather’s nice. #mtpol
We used to vote for the person - not the Party here. Problem is that both parties have let us down with their corruption and false promises.

It’s the politicians that have failed us. But I still believe in Western Montana and it’s people. #mtpol
Read 12 tweets
6 Nov
Couldn’t agree more w/ @ryangrim

“If they (Dems) had passed their reconciliation bill by the summer and spent the campaign talking about everything in it - they’d have had something to run on.

It’s a crazy idea but maybe they might actually want to try it sometime.”
I’m a Montana Progressive and Union member running on the crazy idea that our government should serve the interests of Working Families - not corporations and billionaires.

It’s simple...if a policy or bill doesn’t help working Montanans - I won’t support it.
• Universal preschool & affordable childcare
• Vision, dental & hearing coverage for seniors
• Lower prescription drug prices
• Paid family & medical leave
• Climate action
• Tax cuts for Working Families...

...are the bare minimum investments our communities deserve
Read 4 tweets
18 Sep
While @GovGianforte made it illegal to require vaccines at hospitals and my neighbors are being loaded into refrigerated trucks, his Dept of Labor begs me and other former healthworkers to re-certify.

I will help my community. But our Gov has got to pull his head out of his ass
*@GovGianforte knows exactly what’s he’s doing. He can’t acknowledge that Montanans are dying bc he shares the blame - he pushed the anti-vaxx bills, he denigrated even getting vaccinated at all.
So we’re stuck with him tweeting about cream of wheat (no joke) while a trailer full of dead Montanans sits less than a mile from the Capitol building.
Read 4 tweets
22 Nov 20
Collapse of government authority, factionalism within regulatory agencies, breakdown of community trust, refusal of one branch of government to recognize another, armed vigilantes, mass infection, and resulting brain drain - there is full-on state failure out here in the West.
“Third world” is problematic. “Banana republic” is offensive. This is just state collapse, American-style. The Wyoming govt got press for cutting off svcs to their small towns, but my county is bookended by two places that have it worse: the Flathead and Bitterroot Valleys.
About 150k people live between these two beautiful places. They are represented by a health board overtaken by Bundy family acolytes, a county commission too cowardly or inept to stop them, a County Attorney who denies the Executive branch’s authority,
Read 22 tweets
15 Nov 20
Bolton’s a warmonger responsible for the deaths of thousands of American troops & Iraqis. Like all armchair warriors, he’s a coward who put a book advance ahead of patriotic duty during impeachment. There’s no greater indictment of the *actual* swamp than his continued relevance.
I’m sure that’s what Trump meant to say.
The fact that the trifecta of “graduating from Yale” and “being an awful person” and “grooming your facial hair like an 18th century train robber” are enough to get you access to the highest levels of government will never cease to horrify me.
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