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Pence seeks to boost Daines in critical Montana Senate race

Added 09-14-20 06:58:02pm EST - “BELGRADE, Mont. ?" The Big Sky Country got the vice presidential treatment on Monday as the White House threw its muscle behind Sen. Steve Daines (R) in a race that could decide control of the Senate in November.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Pence seeks to boost Daines in critical Montana Senate race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Big Sky Country got the vice presidential treatment on Monday as the White House threw its muscle behind Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesTrump courts Florida voters with moratorium on offshore drilling Democrats push White House to oust head of public lands bureau Hillicon Valley: Election officials prepare for new Russian interference battle | 'Markeyverse' of online fans helps take down a Kennedy | GOP senators unveil bill to update tech liability protections MORE (R) in a race that could decide control of the Senate in November.

Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence will not attend fundraiser next week hosted by couple who shared QAnon posts Biden, Pence cross paths at NYC 9/11 ceremony Biden on debates with Trump: 'I know how to handle bullies' MORE joined a state GOP rally here as the haze from west coast wildfires periodically obscured the mountain range in the distance.

Pence's speech largely mirrored one he delivered earlier in the day in Wisconsin, though he spent a large chunk urging support for down-ballot candidates. He praised Daines's record, urged voters to back him for a second term, and hailed him as a "man of faith" and a "fighter for everything that makes Montana great."

"A vote for Steve BullockSteve BullockTrump's fear and loathing of voting by mail in the age of COVID Trump campaign sues Montana governor over mail-in ballot directive Senate GOP campaign arm invokes law-and-order message in new ad MORE is a vote for the agenda of the radical left," Pence warned.

Daines is running against two-term Gov. Steve Bullock (D), who ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign in the Democratic primary. Bullock, a centrist Democrat who has been bolstered by a positive approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, joined the race in March after he initially resisted advances from Democratic leaders to challenge Daines.

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