National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Stumps For Rosendale In Montana

Oct 23, 2018

The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which has spent nearly $5 million to influence the outcome of Montana U.S. Senate race, stumped on behalf of Matt Rosendale in Montana Tuesday during a get-out-the-vote tour. 

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado joined Rosendale on a three-town swing through western Montana two weeks ahead of election day.

Gardner, the chairman of the NRSC, is the latest high-profile Republican to visit Montana in a month that’s also seen stops from Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump.

“Matt Rosendale will make a difference," Gardner says. "He’s going to make a difference in the rocky mountain west. Our western values. To build this corridor of freedom that we can build from Canada to Mexico in the western United States.”

At Rosendale and Gardner’s stop at the GOP office in Helena, they riffed on their support of President Trump's agenda - securing the nation's southern border, supporting his Supreme Court nominees and protecting 2nd Amendment rights.

Rosendale stressed the importance of turning out the Republican vote in his race against Democrat Jon Tester.

“If we all stick together we’re going to be able to flip this seat from Democrats to Republican control,” Rosendale says. 

Republican Matt Rosendale speaks with voters at the GOP office in Helena.
Credit Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

A poll released Monday from the Montana Television Network and Montana State University shows this year’s Senate race is essentially a toss-up.

The poll also showed a significant split in how men and women are expected to vote on election day. It shows Rosendale is up with men over Tester by six points, but that Montana women favor Tester by 13 points.

Rosendale and Sen. Gardner did not take questions from the press during their stop in Helena. A member of Rosendale’s staff said they were on a tight schedule to get to their next event.