I am writing in support of Champ Edmunds for U.S. Senate. I have been reviewing the voting record of Steve Daines, and believe that electing him to the Senate will not promote the values of hard working Montanans. Daines claims to be conservative, but when given the opportunity to stand for fiscal responsibility, he caved to political pressure and, on Oct. 16, 2013, voted to re-open government without requiring any fiscal restraint from the Democrats. He voted for a bill passed with mostly Democrat votes. This demonstrates Daines' true approach to fiscal issues far better than his rhetoric. The Heritage Action Scoreboard finds that Daines, with a score of 60, is below average for Republicans.
We do not need another go-along-to-get-along Republican. We need people like Rand Paul and Mike Lee who will stand up for our constitutional rights and be willing to fight partisan pressure to work across the aisle when it is not in the best interests of Montanans. Champ Edmunds is such a person. Vote for Champ to have an honest, principled senator.