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    Matt Rosendale (US Senate, R-MT)?

    He's a Rand-endorsed candidate who has a pretty good chance of winning. He looks really bad on foreign policy, saying he looks to John Bolton for advice (yuck), but if that's not your priority he looks pretty good on other issues including civil liberties. Not a true "liberty candidate" like Brakey but I do believe he'll stand with Rand on a lot of issues in the Senate.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...tional-rights/

    Also endorsed by Cruz, Lee, GOA, Club for Growth, and Freedomworks for those who care. And yes, John Bolton
    Authoritarianism and neoconservatism cannot be made great again.
    Trump was an enemy of Ron Paul, before he was an enemy of Rand Paul, before he was an enemy of the Freedom Caucus.
    One thing that he has remained consistent in is his hate of liberty and those who promote it.



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    Are there any better candidates running in the GOP primary? If not, it's probably a good move for Rand.

    What should always be kept in mind is that endorsements are sometimes political maneuvers by the politician doing the endorsement. Take them with a grain of salt.
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    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/...ig-government/

    Exclusive — Matt Rosendale: Montana Sending Me to Senate ‘Not to Bring Home the Bacon, but to Slaughter the Hog’ of Big Government
    13 Mar 2018

    Montana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale lit into big government omnibus spending bills during an interview on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125 this weekend, including bashing a pet project for New York City that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to insert into the bill despite President Donald Trump’s threat to veto the bill if it is included.

    Host Matt Boyle asked Rosendale about Schumer’s efforts to put $900 million in funding for the “Gateway” project into the omnibus spending bill, a project that now is estimated to cost federal taxpayers nearly $30 billion, despite initial estimates of just over $10 billion. The project would build a series of bridges and tunnels from Newark, New Jersey, into Manhattan in New York City–but as Breitbart News exposed it has received no funding from the states of New York or New Jersey and is seeking to be funded entirely by the federal government. Trump has threatened to veto the omnibus if the project’s funding is in the bill–and now Schumer’s efforts are causing negative political consequences for his vulnerable members up for re-election this year, such as Montana Democrat Sen. Jon Tester.

    Tester is one of ten Senate Democrats up for re-election in 2018 in states where Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 and one of the most vulnerable senators facing voters again. Now, Rosendale is hammering Tester for standing with Schumer and New York City against the people of Montana–who get no benefit from this project but are paying for it if Schumer gets his way–on the Gateway project. Rosendale is running on a pledge to stop the practice of giant omnibus spending bills filled with waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money–bashing the big government process that led to this point.

    “This is something that I’ve been talking about since I thought about politics and have engaged in the process going 37 years back, when I was 20 years old,” Rosendale said on Breitbart News Sunday.

    Rosendale called omnibus bills “nothing more than Christmas trees that are great, big, fat pieces of pork.”

    “The people of Montana want to send me to Washington, not to bring home the bacon, but to slaughter the hog,” said Rosendale, who called for more single-issue legislation that has to “stand on its own merits.”

    He called out Schumer for consistently pushing spending increases.

    Rosendale contrasted this to his time serving in finance and claims in the state legislature and proposing “millions and millions of dollars” of spending cuts each session. He said he did so both with and without Republican support. He added, “In the last year when I’ve been running this agency, I’ve reduced my operating expenses by 23 percent. That’s what the people of Montana expect us to do.”

    Tester voted along with Schumer to shut down the government for a couple days in what became known as the “Schumer Shutdown.” The shutdown effort was so disastrous for Democrats politically that Schumer could not even last a full business day and completely caved to Republicans by midday into the first business day of the shutdown–prompting leftist pro-amnesty protesters to storm his residence in New York.

    “It wasn’t about the nation’s budget; it was about Jon Tester’s campaign budget,” Rosendale said of Tester’s vote for the Schumer Shutdown. “He voted against the children of Montana. He voted against our nation’s military, to hold up this, instead of trying to support what they called at the time, the illegal immigrants.”

    Rosendale then brought up the Democrats’ refusal to make a deal with the president on DACA, citing it as proof that the shutdown vote “was nothing more than a ploy to try and make the president look bad and to keep him from advancing his agenda, which has been very good for the people of the United States, and it’s been outstanding for the people of Montana.”

    Host Amanda House asked Rosendale to respond to Tester’s description of the GOP tax cut bill as “one of the $#@!tiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate.”

    Rosendale said that the median income in Montana is $48,000 and that the vast majority of people in the state are seeing an increase in their income as a result of the tax cut bill.

    Asked about the push for gun control, Rosendale recalled the 17 souls lost in the tragic Florida school mass murder in February and all others affected. He then called for good policy in response, thinking thoroughly through policy to have a positive impact, not simply knee-jerk reaction. He spoke of participating in passing legislation in Montana to get treatment to those in the state suffering from mental illness.

    Boyle recalled Tester’s vote for Obamacare in 2010. He asked Rosendale, as state auditor, what he is doing in Montana now to help residents with health care.

    Rosendale said he focused on working on solutions that provided people with health care, not merely insurance. Welcoming healthcare sharing ministries into the state and authorizing primary care agreements were among the ways Rosendale said they accomplished this. These agreements involve a flat fee in exchange for a list of primary care offerings. He spoke of changes from the federal tax cut bill that has also opened up options for people’s healthcare needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Are there any better candidates running in the GOP primary? If not, it's probably a good move for Rand.

    What should always be kept in mind is that endorsements are sometimes political maneuvers by the politician doing the endorsement. Take them with a grain of salt.
    No he's easily the most pro-liberty candidate in the race who has any chance. I think he'd be somewhere in the Cruz/Lee realm, which depending on your opinion, may be worth supporting.

    Rand helped Cruz get in, and even if you hate him, he's given Rand a lot more weight in the Senate by having someone who will back him up on a lot of things rather than just be a complete loner.

    Brakey > Ward > Rosendale > Morrisey imo, but all four of them are significant improvements over their competition, and with none of them being easy seats to win (vs. incumbent Dems) we kind of have to take what we can get here.
    Last edited by Anti-Neocon; 05-26-2018 at 01:38 PM.
    Authoritarianism and neoconservatism cannot be made great again.
    Trump was an enemy of Ron Paul, before he was an enemy of Rand Paul, before he was an enemy of the Freedom Caucus.
    One thing that he has remained consistent in is his hate of liberty and those who promote it.

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    Well, he won his primary.
    Authoritarianism and neoconservatism cannot be made great again.
    Trump was an enemy of Ron Paul, before he was an enemy of Rand Paul, before he was an enemy of the Freedom Caucus.
    One thing that he has remained consistent in is his hate of liberty and those who promote it.



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