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Montana's 2020 election
Montana's 2020 election
The Montana Free Press guide
Green Party for U.S. Senate
Daneke, of Lolo, filed as a candidate March 9.
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On the issues

Issue statements were solicited from active candidates via a written questionnaire. Answers have been lightly edited for punctuation and spelling.

Particularly as the nation deals with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, what federal action would you support to help create good, high-paying jobs for Montana workers?

By transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy we can create thousands of new jobs.

What separates you from your primary opponents as your party’s best candidate to represent Montana in Washington, D.C.?

I am the only Green Party candidate that is actually a member of the Green Party.

If elected to the Senate, how would you attempt to bridge partisan divides to represent the concerns of Montanans who don't share your political orientation in Washington D.C.?

As a minority party, I would necessarily work with other parties.

Would you have voted to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power or obstruction of justice based on the evidence presented to the U.S. Senate in his impeachment trial earlier this year? Why?

Yes. The evidence is overwhelming.

Do you see reining in the federal debt as a priority? If so, how should that be accomplished? If you support new taxes, whom specifically should that burden fall on? If you support spending cuts, which specific places in the federal budget should be targeted? (We assume that working to minimize waste, fraud and abuse is a given.)

Yes. I would repeal the Trump tax cut for the rich and instill a wealth tax. Cuts to the military are long overdue.

Do you support keeping the Affordable Care Act in place? What if any alternate federal policies would you support to promote Montanans’ access to safe, affordable health care?

Yes. We should build on the ACA as we transition to universal health care.

Do you believe the federal government has enacted effective policies to keep Montana’s family-owned farms viable businesses? If not, which pieces of federal policy would you push to change?

I would support breaking up the monopolies that stand between the farmers and consumers. I would also disqualify large corporate farms from price supports and subsidies.

Should the federal government consider transferring some federally held land into state ownership?

NO!

Do you support the Montana Water Rights Protection Act implementing the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes Water Compact in its current form before Congress?

I am not informed enough to reply.


Campaign finance

No campaign finance filings yet on file. Candidates generally file with the Federal Election Commission or Montana Commissioner of Political Practices on a quarterly basis. Federal candidates that haven't raised or spent more than $5,000 aren't required to file reports.


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