Politico: Chuck Schumer Comes to Montana
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the lead Democrat in the United States Senate, traveled to Montana last weekend to pressure Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) into running for the Senate in the 2020 elections.
Schumer is hoping that Bullock will jump into the race to challenge the popular incumbent Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), who just received the endorsement of the Iron Workers union earlier this week.
Politico reports that Bullock refused to comment on the story, adding:
The meeting between Bullock and Schumer comes several weeks after the governor sat down in Washington with former President Barack Obama, underscoring how widespread the desire is within the party for him to run.
The Helena IR also confirmed the visit with Bullock's office, and shared this response:
"The governor has spoken with Sen. Schumer just like he's spoken with many others. Nothing has changed," the spokeswoman said in an email.
You might recall Bullock first announced his official campaign for president following Montana's 2019 legislative session in a disastrous announcement where Bullock struggled to name his greatest accomplishment as governor.
Here's what I posted back in May of 2019 when Bullock first announced his run for president: "The Video EVERYONE is Sending to Me"
PRIOR POST FROM MAY 14, 2019
OK. Yes. I got it. I've seen it. It's 745 at night. I just got back from a kid's basketball practice, and I figured I better post this video so everybody knows they can stop sending me the video now.
(Of course I say this all in good fun- thanks to everyone for the great tips)
For those of you who haven't seen it, the same day that Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT) announced his run for president, the GOP unleashed an embarrassing clip of Bullock struggling to answer a basic question: "What have you been proudest to achieve as governor?"
Here's the video:
All I know is: someone should have hit the "EMERGENCY GAS SHUT-OFF" button behind Bullock.
America Rising shared the video, which is quickly going viral, via Twitter. They added:
Despite being in office for nearly seven years,
@GovernorBullock struggled to name a single accomplishment. Watch as he twists his way through his disastrous answer:
A writer for TheRightScoop.com added:
Dayammmmm. Buddy, seriously. If you’re running for president you better be prepared for the question, “uhm, who are you and why should I vote for you?” And when that is asked, you better damn well have a better response than, “uhm, I’m a dad.” Wow. NOT that there’s anything wrong with dads, I would vote for a dad for president. BUT. You need more than that. So, uh, google yourself and see what, if any, qualifications for president you might have accidentally picked up, nameless Monday governor.