RELEASE: The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Announces Montana Spotlight Candidates to Fight Entrenched GOP Power

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) announced three 2024 Spotlight candidates in Montana running to combat MAGA extremism in the legislature. These strong Democratic candidates provide opportunities to protect  competitive seats and chip away at entrenched GOP power. 

The Spotlight candidates unveiled today are

Republicans currently hold narrow supermajorities in both chambers as well as the governorship and have repeatedly used their governing trifecta to undermine abortion rights.  The voices of these Spotlight candidates will be instrumental in the fight against Republican power as Democrats work to build a brighter future for their state. 

This announcement continues the momentum of the “Summer of the States” campaign that was launched this week to call attention to the critical window to build the infrastructure for Democrats to push past Republican efforts and boost our chances for victory in November. These strong Montana candidates join hundreds of candidates who are mounting inspiring campaigns in every corner of the country to build Democratic power and counter MAGA control of state legislatures. 

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:

“The DLCC is proud to Spotlight these powerful Democratic candidates who are on the frontlines of chipping away at the Republican supermajorities in Montana and building defenses against MAGA extremism. As the party committee charged with setting the national agenda for state legislatures, growing Democratic power seat by seat is essential to gradually altering the balance of power in the states. We’re thrilled to shine a light on these candidates who are putting in the work to build Democratic power as Montana Republicans continue to attack fundamental freedoms. As the DLCC continues our momentum from the launch of the ‘Summer of the States’ campaign this week, we’re committed to building power across every corner of the country.”

The DLCC is the official arm of the Democratic Party with the sole mission of building Democratic power in the states and setting the national agenda at the state level. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.